DAT: Dossman Advantage Tape
Dossman Advantage Taping (DAT) was discovered by Dr. Craig Dossman, Jr. He wanted to develop a taping system to enhance proprioception, speed, and biomechanics for runner's. By testing various runners from different events, he charted and realized that he was getting similar feedback. "I might be onto something", he said, "NO it is not kinesiotex and it is definitely not athletic tape. I used kinesiotex as a band-aid to simply cover up what I did. Top secret stuff. Not sure the world is ready for this one..."
- Increased POP
- Faster turnover
- Enhanced endurance
- Postural alignment
- Increased Speed
- Biomechanical advantage
- Increased response from your feet off the ground
The benefits of DAT are in direct relation to the enhanced sensitivity of your reflex tendons achieved with this amazing system! That is all we can give you.
The Theory. Reflex Running.
A reflex action, also known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus. D.A.T. (Dossman Advantage Taping) enhances the sensitivity to the lower extremity deep tendon reflexes. Both patellar and achilles reflexes are stimulated upon each stride. This causes an impulse to the quadriceps/gastroc muscles. These contractions, cause the leg to kick and the foot to jerk towards the ground. This reflex also helps maintain posture and balance, allowing one to walk without consciously thinking about each step. With DAT, running is now not only voluntary, but reflexive. Hence, reflex running.
Fit & Feel.
When applied correctly, you shouldn't even feel that the tape is on your body. You will only feel the effect of the tape on your body. It is non restrictive like many other tapes and taping systems/techniques.
The technical application is very specific and should not be applied by just anyone. You run the risk of causing adverse reactions. A single misstep can cause the benefits of the system to reverse. It is a very technical system. Every step must be followed appropriately for optimal result. Please do not try this at home.