SOURCE: IMG

January 28, 2011 18:39 ET

SpiderTech Signs Li Na to Health and Wellness Program

Chinese Phenom to Represent Top Athletic Tape Brand

TORONTO--(Marketwire - January 28, 2011) - SpiderTech, a Canadian-based, world-leading developer of pre-cut and ready to apply kinesiology taping applications, is excited to announce the signing of IMG client Chinese tennis champion Li Na to its Health and Wellness Team. Na made history when she advanced to the finals of the Australian Open, the first woman in Chinese history to progress this far. In her journey to tennis' top tier, Na joins the likes of Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang in global athletic acclaim for China.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Li Na," stated SpiderTech Founder, Ray Arebesman. "Her commitment to our brand further cements SpiderTech as the leader in kinesiology tapes. We believe she wholly represents our vision to bridge Eastern and Western healing and preventive philosophies."

Na's alignment with the SpiderTech brand is ideally timed. The company aims to release a consumer version of its medical kinesiology tape later this year. This product introduction is aimed at providing consumer and recreational athletes with the natural pain release tape application professionals already use.

Na will face Kim Clijsters of Belgium in tonight's match. Regardless of the outcome, today is sure to go down in history as a proud day for China, Na and Na's family, friends and sponsors. Continued Arebesman, "In her continued pursuit of athletic excellence, Li has made everyone at SpiderTech incredibly proud. We offer her our overwhelming support as she moves onto tonight's match."

Li Na is managed by Max Eisenbud in the IMG Tennis division.

About SpiderTech
SpiderTech is the Canadian developer and world leader of pre-cut and ready to apply kinesiology taping solutions. SpiderTech is committed to excellence and innovation in the management of pain and myofascial dysfunction through the use of specialized elastic tape applications. SpiderTech's focus is on the development and manufacturing of products and therapy protocols that meet the demands of today's health care clinician and therapist.

About IMG
IMG Worldwide
is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College is the leader in collegiate marketing, licensing and media rights. IMG's Joint Ventures, IMG Reliance, IMGX and IMG CCTV, in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, offer the company significant long-term growth opportunities. IMG Media is the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming. IMG Events and Federations owns and manages some of the most sought after events and includes long standing associations with the world's most important sports organizations, leagues, and federations. IMG Fashion owns and operates fashion events around the world and IMG Models represents the world's top models and leading designers and IMG Art+Commerce represents the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists. For the past 50 years IMG Clients has been the global leader in talent representation, including over 1,000 elite athletes, coaches, industry executives and prestigious sports organizations across the sports, entertainment, fashion and media industries. IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facility delivering sports training experiences to more than 12,000 dedicated athletes from approximately 80 countries every year. IMG Consulting connects many of the world's leading brands with consumers through access to unique sports and entertainment properties. IMG Licensing is considered one of the premier independent licensing companies in the sports, entertainment and media world. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.

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