SpiderTech kinesiology therapy tape products provide me the comfort and support that I need to perform my best on the court. SpiderTech's superior materials and adhesives give a better feel, last longer, and retain the physical integrity that I need to keep playing harder, longer.
Li Na, Tennis Player, 2001 French Open Champion
As an Olympian, it is important that I compete often and at the highest level to be at my best. I have competed in the last three Olympic games and so training hard is a way of life. SpiderTech helped me train at my very best and helps keep the pain away. It is simple and easy to use and lasts through my hardest workouts. For anyone who wants to take their game to the next level, I recommend SpiderTech.
Leryn Franco, Olympic Javelin Thrower, Paraguay
At the start of my recovery, when I was riding outside without the tape (SpiderTech), it was extremely painful. Then I got the tape, and the difference was amazing. It was suddenly not painful to ride anymore. And then I realized that if I didn’t tape, it would make a noticeable difference the next day. I’d be in so much more pain if I didn’t use the tape. I feel like it really sped up my recovery. – Levi Leipheimer is one of the top U.S. professional cyclists, finishing 3rd in the 2007 Tour de France. In early 2012 he broke his fibula in a collision with a car while training but, in part thanks to SpiderTech tape, returned to competition in the Amgen Tour of California in May, finishing 6th.
Levi Leipheimer, Pro Cyclist
I can't live without Spider Tech. I wear the pre-cut upper knee tape & the shoulder tape all the time for running & swimming and it makes such a massive difference!! I also love the X Spider which is now carried at GNC! It can go anywhere! Got to LOVE that!! Thanks Spider Tech for making a difference in my training and racing!!!
Jenny Fletcher, Pro Triathlete
SpiderTech Tape is credited with helping me become a 2-time Ironman winner, and allowing me to compete again after a life-threatening biking accident. I suffered numerous broken bones including my clavicle and scapula, as well as contusions and lacerations to my head and neck. I remained in the intensive care unit for days in a sedated state and on a ventilator. I was fighting for my life, not Ironman titles.
I began using SpiderTech during my painful recovery as I started training again. On August 12, 2012, I was able to defy medical odds and won the 2012 U.S. Ironman Championship by an incredible 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the second-place finisher.
Jordan Rapp, Triathlete, 2012 Ironman Champion
The most effective way I've ever dealt with pain... just stick Spidertech wear it hurts, and get back to work.
Adam Van Koeverden, Olympic Sprint Kayaker
While training for, or after a race, aches, pains and more serious injuries are just part of sport, SpiderTech tape helps me manage pain and greatly improves my recovery time.
Simon Whitfield, Triathlete, Olympic Gold medalist
Throughout all of my long and arduous training days, SpiderTech tape keeps me loose, recovered and performing at my best for each and every workout. -- Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic silver medalist and 7-time U.S. champion.
Dotsie Bausch, Cyclist, Olympic Silver medalist
I raced the Ironman World 70.3 Championships last weekend and won my age group by 30 min. It was cool for me as I was a double world champion this year. That does not happen very often! And truly without spider tape I am not sure it would of happened like that. It is amazing how that helped my hamstring.
Laura Sophiea, 2-Time Ironman World Champion
On January 23, 2013 I tested the effect of spidertech tapes on muscle activity using surface electromyography (SMEG). There was a significant increase in muscle activity of the posterior deltoid muscle when I facilitated it. Untaped muscle activity was measured at 378.9 microvolts, and post facilitated measurement was 578.92 microvolts. I will be doing a more rigorous trial on 15 athletes soon.
Kompass Health Associates
Hard to believe a funny piece of tape can alleviate pain! But it does, by slightly changing your movement patterns through proprioception. Using the different configurations available meant that I was able to use it in various situations, dealing with an injury, a crash or just for better body alignment when I was dealing with muscle tightness.
Ben Day, Pro Cyclist, United Healthcare Team
I had some bad crashes this year in the northern European spring classic races. After a crash I would be bent out of shape and sore all over, dreading getting on the bike the next day. With the use of SpiderTech and proper physical therapy work I was able to recover faster and be more comfortable on my bike for the next days racing!
Jake Keough, Pro Cyclist, United Healthcare Team
SpiderTech tape for me has saved my career. It’s been a tool that I’ve used since my injury and it’s helped me through every step of the way. I have it on right now and I really haven’t taken it off since 2009.
– After shattering his kneecap in a collision with a car while on a training ride in 2009, professional cyclist Lucas Euser was told he’d have a hard time walking again — much less race a bike. But with the help of SpiderTech tape Euser returned to racing and is now riding better than ever for Team SpiderTech powered by C10.
Lucas Euser, Pro Cyclist
My chronic back pain had always the limiting factor in my performance. I’d find it hard to completely focus, even on the easiest of training rides, because I was always adjusting my position in an attempt to alleviate some of the pain. Spidertech has helped to change all of that. The neck spider is absolutely perfect, it gives me the support I need in exactly the right places and has helped eliminate the upper back and lower neck pain that haunted me for years. The X Spider is also a favorite of mine because of its versatility and ability to ease just about any ache or pain that may come about during training or competitions.
Tayler Wiles, Pro Cyclist
I've used Spider Tech sporadically in past seasons, always with thorough results. But now in 2013, having Spider Tech on board as a team sponsor gives us a huge variety of their product readily available, which is a huge advantage as compared to year's past. Rather than optimistically knocking on another team trainer's door after a stage hoping that they can lend me some of their tape, having this security and availability is a huge benefit. Working through injuries or just aiding in recovery, Spider Tech's involvement with Cannondale Pro Cycling is outstanding.
Ted King, Pro Cyclist
SpiderTech has played a major role in my life and in my career in many aspects. This pre-cut kinesiology tape company was the first one to give me a chance BIG TIME at bike racing when I was only 19 years old. They really believed that their product would give us a major advantage in fighting trough the pain professional cycling puts us trough. After trying it for the first time, I could only agree. For me, the SpiderTech tape played an enormous role in not only helping me perform better but also in helping heal from a career-threatening injury. In 2010, I developed tendinitis in both knees after I kept riding several hard races with knee pain following a crash. It turned out my whole body was messed up and that’s where I "really" started to understand the powerful tool that SpiderTech tape was. With the help of the right therapy and the right taping I was able to get back on the bike quick enough for the UCI U23 World Championship two weeks later, a race I came third in. My injuries eventually went away but they showed me some great lessons. This is why I have been wearing SpiderTech tape ever since. You might not always see it on my body because it’s hidden under my Team Cannondale clothing, but they are there. My go-to applications are the lower back and the hip pre-cut spiders. The lower back was because with the number of hours we spent on the bike your back will hurt at one point. I wore the hip spider because as a sprinter, those strong muscles are being ask to work some overtime especially when it comes time for a sprint gallop or to get over the steep climbs we sometimes face.
I recently ran out of the pre-cut applications in a training camp as I had not planned enough tape for my trip, but I still had a box of the new univeral X Spider with me. After finding out on the SpiderTech website how to apply it, I found out the X Spider works just as well as the pre-cuts and are much more versatile. I knew about the X Spider, but I had mainly used them on cold, rainy Belgian days to protect my knees. I really believe it gave me an advantage over my competitor as it kept the blood flow going trough my knees in those arctic conditions.
Overall the SpiderTech tape has helped me perform better through my entire career so far, but because of it, I have also learned to understand my body more. I’m now convinced more then ever that using SpiderTech tape gives me a legal advantage.
Guillaume Boivin, Pro Cyclist
As a professional athlete, it's extremely important to return to training and competition as soon as possible after an injury. The team is counting on me, the sponsors are counting on me, and I'm counting on myself to get back out there quickly. SpiderTech has enabled me to do just that. After a knee injury kept me out of the beginning of the season, I began taping my knee and saw immediate improvement. The pressure on the knee cap was reduced. Swelling was kept in check. The knee was able to track properly. I was more comfortable in each training session. I finished each training session with less pain. After a few weeks I was good as new! SpiderTech was great for speeding up my recovery.
Philip Mooney, Pro Cyclist
It went so fast but yet I have so much to say. The pain, the ups and downs, years of preparation to get to this level! But one sure thing, since the beginning of my career, support is essential to make it through all of this. I have been fortunate in that way, so many great people's and companies have help me to elevate my level. A short time ago I tried on my first Spidertech tape on my left knee after years and years of perpetual problems. It changed the rest of my professional career. Since then I can push harder, sustained pain longer and recover from training and races faster. People who know me well knows that I use it literally every single day. It was no different on the stage 5 of the Volta Catalunya when I won my first world tour race and at the same time grab the biggest win of my life! Thank you Spidertech for helping me making that day possible. I wish us many more to come!
François Parisien, Pro Cyclist
The team of therapists and medical staff of the United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team strive to give the best care possible to all of our athletes. A big part of the Team’s success is having a full line of SpiderTech available whenever the need arises, be it for an injury, recovery or just that extra 1% needed to get through a tough day.
Benny Ma, Head Soigneur, United Healthcare Team
As a pain medicine physician and Olympic team physician I applaud your research and innovation in advancing the technology of kinesiology taping. The Spider-Tech products have rapidly become our cutting edge modality implemented for patient pain/edema reduction and functional restoration with better adhesion, less skin irritation and easier application than prior products. Congratulations on a phenomenal product!
Todd M. Reiter MD, DC
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