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1 Athletic Taping

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

3 Tape vs. Brace Tape Brace Compression post surgery/ post injury
Prevention Support- ligaments Chronic injury Time LIMIT ROM Proprioceptive feedback Pre-surgery Decreases joint instability Stabilize joint Tape vs. Brace

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 Advantages of taping

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 Disadvantages for taping

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

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

8 Preparation for Taping
Tape directly to skin 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 Preparation for Taping

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

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

11 Thumb hyperextension and hyperabduction
watch?v=Hu5u4hXtAX4 Thumb hyperextension and hyperabduction

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14 Wrist Hyperextension taping
watch?v=QwI7kkff1LU Wrist Hyperextension taping


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Ankle Taping

17 Ankle Taping

18 Other tape sites For your interest

19 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, Low-Dye Taping (Arch)

20 Low-Dye Taping

21 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. Turf Toe Taping

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. Achilles-Tendon Taping

24 Achilles-Tendon Taping

25 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. Shin-Splint Taping

26 Shin-Splint Taping

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

28 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. Elbow Taping

29 Elbow Taping

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

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