Elastic therapeutic taping is used as an adjunct therapy. It is used to increase carryover from a child’s treatment session to when they are at home. Therapeutic tape is a cotton tape with elasticity woven in, which means that the tape will not restrict movement.
Elastic therapeutic tape is used in many ways, but overall, it is used to help assist a child in meeting their gross motor goals. For instance, a child with low muscle tone may have difficulty sitting independently or standing, so a therapist would use elastic tape to facilitate their abdominals to activate.