Sports physiotherapists regularly use tape in strapping and taping techniques on professional and recreational athletes in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Zinc oxide trainers tape by brands such as Mueller and PhysioRoom.com can be used to provide support to the ankle joint, knee joint, elbow joint and wrist joint.
Zinc oxide trainers tape is adhesive and can be applied directly to the skin or on top of pre-tape underwrap. Trainers tape is available in a variety of widths. It is ideal for ankle taping, wrist taping, hand taping, sprained ankle taping and knee taping. Football (soccer) players also use zinc oxide trainers tape as shin pad tape to keep their shin guards in place.