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Athletic Taping. Why do people tape? Historically an important part of athletic training Historically an important part of athletic training Becoming.

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1 Athletic Taping

2 Why do people tape? Historically an important part of athletic training Historically an important part of athletic training Becoming decreasingly important due to questions surfacing concerning effectiveness Becoming decreasingly important due to questions surfacing concerning effectiveness Utilized in areas of injury care and protection Utilized in areas of injury care and protection

3 Tape vs. Brace TapeBrace Compressionpost surgery/ post injury Prevention Support- ligamentsChronic injury TimeLIMIT ROM Proprioceptive feedback Pre-surgery Decreases joint instability Stabilize joint

4 Advantages of taping  Customized to each person  Lightweight  Takes up little space  Effectiveness has been proven  Used where braces are not permitted  Inexpensive for short term

5 Disadvantages for taping  Expensive for long term use  Requires time to apply  Need practice to apply  Support effectiveness diminishes with time  Development of allergies

6 KT or Kinesotape at-is-kt-tape/

7 Preparation for Taping Skin surface should be clean of oil, perspiration and dirt Skin surface should be clean of oil, perspiration and dirt Hair should be removed to prevent skin irritation with tape removal Hair should be removed to prevent skin irritation with tape removal Tape adherent is optional Tape adherent is optional Foam and skin lubricant should be used to minimize blisters Foam and skin lubricant should be used to minimize blisters

8 Preparation for Taping Tape directly to skin Tape directly to skin Prewrap (roll of thin foam) can be used to protect skin in cases where tape is used daily Prewrap (roll of thin foam) can be used to protect skin in cases where tape is used daily Prewrap should only be applied one layer thick when taping and should be anchored proximally and distally Prewrap should only be applied one layer thick when taping and should be anchored proximally and distally

9 Proper taping technique Tape width used dependent on area Tape width used dependent on area Acute angles = narrower tape Acute angles = narrower tape Overlap strips by ½ to ¾ tape width Overlap strips by ½ to ¾ tape width Every taping job is individual Every taping job is individual

10 Tearing tape Various techniques can be used but should always allow athlete to hold on to roll of tape Various techniques can be used but should always allow athlete to hold on to roll of tape Do not bend, twist or wrinkle tape Do not bend, twist or wrinkle tape Tearing should result in straight edge with no loose strands Tearing should result in straight edge with no loose strands Some tapes may require cutting agents Some tapes may require cutting agents

11 Thumb hyperextension and hyperabduction watch?v=Hu5u4hXtAX4

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14 Wrist Hyperextension taping watch?v=QwI7kkff1LU

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16 Ankle Taping ch?NR=1&feature=endscreen &v=7pPROeq7wEM ch?NR=1&feature=endscreen &v=7pPROeq7wEM

17 Ankle Taping

18 Other tape sites For your interest

19 Low-Dye Taping (Arch)  Low-dye taping helps to improve foot biomechanics by keeping the athlete from over pronating (foot rotating inward).  If low-dye taping gives significant relief, it is a strong indication that functional orthotics may be appropriate.  This procedure does not always provide relief. If there is no relief after two to three procedures, low-dye taping should be discontinued,

20 Low-Dye Taping

21 Turf Toe Taping  Turf toe, technically called a metatarsalphalangeal joint (MPJ) sprain, can occur after a forceful hyperextension (upward bending) of the big toe, causing damage to the ligaments and joint capsule.  Taping can help stabilize the MPJ of the big toe, keeping it from hyper- extending.

22 Turf Toe Taping

23 Achilles-Tendon Taping  The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, joining the lower leg gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus).  Most ruptures of the Achilles tendon occur with the contraction of the calf muscles.  Taping is an effective way to relieve strain and overstretching.

24 Achilles-Tendon Taping

25 Shin-Splint Taping  Shin-splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), should be properly diagnosed prior to treatment.  Circumferential elastic taping is a common method for providing some relief, giving gentle compression that relieves some of the discomfort of MTSS.

26 Shin-Splint Taping

27 Finger Taping  Finger support can be obtained from a simple buddy taping procedure.

28 Elbow Taping  Hyperextension of the elbow is normally the result of falling on an outstretched arm or hand.  Taping prevents hyperextension and prevents hyper mobility, a body part from moving beyond its normal range of motion.

29 Elbow Taping

30 Groin Wrap  Groin wrap uses a specialized wrap designed for this area to help with rehabilitation and recovery.  Double length six inch elastic wrap.


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