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Does Kinesiology Tape Work? Scam or Helpful?

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  • Kinesio Tape: Is it a SCAM? Does it work? Is is it HYPE? Is it a FAD?

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    Famous Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck discuss whether or not Kinesio Tape is a scam, hype , or a fad. They discuss whether or not the tape actually works. Kinesio Tape is the brightly colored tape seen on Olympic athletes and the like.

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  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

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    Todd Ellenbecker MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS is researching how and why kinesiology tape works, specifically on the shoulder. Using TheraBand Kinesiology Tape, his hope is to determine if kinesiology tape decreases pain and increases strength.

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  • KT TAPE: Wrist Pain

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    Osgood-Schlatters is a condition that often times shows up in young people who are growing very quickly. The point of pain is typically on the tibial tuberosity, or the bump just below the knee. This pain is caused by the patella tendon, the tendon that runs from the knee cap to the tibial tuberosity, starting to separate or pull away from the tibial tuberosity. This creates inflammation in the area and results in varying degrees of pain. With age this condition will typically go away. But, during the years of rapid growth, KT Tape can help relieve the symptoms as well as speed recovery.

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  • KT Tape: Bicep

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    The bicep muscles and tendons run along the front of your arm and to the front of the shoulder. These muscles are responsible for curling motions and raising your arm in front of you.

    Bicep pain can be caused by a number of issues including muscle tears, pinched nerves, ligament or tendon damage, or swollen lymph nodes -- among other things. Lifting too much weight, catching a heavy object, or repeated strain on the muscle and tendons can lead to pain in the biceps.

    The pain will either be along the biceps muscles or at the front of the shoulder, indication biceps tendonitis. Pain along the muscle is more common in acute injuries, and pain at the front of the shoulder is more common in conditions that have developed over time.

    KT Tape can help relieve the pain in the bicep by relaxing a damaged muscle, increasing blood flow to reduce inflammation, or relieving pressure off of the area. However, pain at the bicep can range from a minor issue to a severe problem. If you are uncertain, see a medical professional.

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  • How to apply Kinesiology Taping for Shoulder Pain

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    John Gibbons a Registered Sports Osteopath demonstrates Kinesiology Taping for a Rotator Cuff strain of the Supraspinatus. Interested in learning how to apply Kinesiology Tape and other Physical Therapy courses then look on

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  • KT Tape: Quad Strain

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    Is KT Tape Gareth Bale's lucky charm? Here are the instructions for taping the abductors which is a very common soccer injury. KT Tape provides support for the muscles without limiting your bodies range of motion or performance.

  • Does Kinesiology Tape Work? Scam or Helpful?

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    Is kinesiology tape a scam or helpful? Let's break down the research and answer whether or not kinesiology tape works or if it's just a scam.

    Here's the kinesiology tape I use in my videos:

    0:00 Intro
    0:44 Does Kinesiology Tape Work?
    1:55 Kinesiology Tape and Sports Performance
    2:45 Kinesiology Tape Research
    3:44 Is it a Placebo?
    4:10 Kinesiology Tape for Pain
    5:48 Athletes using kinesio tape
    6:48 Does K Tape work?
    7:34 Alternative uses for k tape

    Studies mentioned in the video:




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  • Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work? Breaking Down The Science To Improve Your Performance

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    Kinesiology Tape (AKA KT Tape, RockTape, Kinesio Tape) is used a lot by athletes. We hear claims of pain reduction and reduced inflammation. But does kinesiology tape work and if so, how?
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    As a sports chiropractor who works with a lot of athletes I often get these questions. In this video I go over how kinesiology tape works, when it is a good option for pain relief, and the mechanisms and science behind how it helps. We also go over how to apply K-tape properly and how to take kinesiology tape off without pain.

    I give a demonstration of how to self apply kinesiology tape for tennis elbow.

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    Dr. Brant is a sports chiropractor who founded Positive Motion Chiropractic in northern California (Los Gatos). He specializes in finding rapid and lasting solutions to muscle and joint pain issues. He received his first chiropractic adjustment when competing as a professional windsurfer and it opened his eyes to how quickly the body can heal when given targeted conservative care. Dr. Pedersen graduated valedictorian of his class from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, maintains an adjunct faculty position at his alma mater, gives back through humanitarian chiropractic care, and loves everyday in practice. He enjoys sharing tips and tricks for how to stay active and pain-free and employs them daily to stay active as an extreme sports athlete.

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  • Understanding the Benefits of Kinesio Tape

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    Kinesio tape is a reinforced, lightweight elastic sports and fitness tape which can be applied along muscles, tendons and ligaments to provide support while recovering from an injury. The potential benefits of kinesio tape and its various applications are explained, including helping muscles to relax, pain reduction, performance optimization, injury prevention, circulation improvement and reduction of swelling.

  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Work? - Breaking Down the Science and Theroies

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    How Does Kinesiology Tape work? Master Physiotherapist Rob Madden breaks down the theories and evidence from over a decade of working in elite sport.

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    Kinesiology Tape can be used in so many different settings and sports, but if you strip away all the fancy words and stick to the science, there's still NO CLEAR ANSWER. ⁠

    HOWEVER, we can draw some informed ideas based on the research and anecdotal evidence from using tape in clinical practice. Most of the below come directly from our own experts and Academy Directors - Rob Madden and Patrick Harding.

    1. THE MECHANICAL EFFECT

    The recoil of K-tape creates a LIFTING MOTION on the skin. This creates space between the top layer of the skin & underlying tissues. This reduces pressure on pain receptors within the skin and reduces resistance to LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE.

    The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste substances, excess fluids & cellular debris. The lifting action of K Tape REDUCES COMPRESSION on the affected area. This allows fluids to move into the lymphatic vessels.

    It is also theorised that the wave pattern on the tape creates areas of HIGH and LOW pressure (Much like a snaking river). This aids circulation and lymphatic flow beneath the tape. Nifty eh?

    2. NEUROSENSORY RESPONSE

    K Tape can be used to target the neuromuscular system, providing muscles and areas of pain with a SENSORY BOMBARDMENT that can help to reduce the feeling of PAIN.

    There is also something to be said for the PROPRIOCEPTIVE element of K Taping. Taping in clinical practise has shown that providing an area with a new sensory input can lead to enhanced motor control. This can be really beneficial during new REHAB PROGRAMS where alignment during movements is so essential. If a patient can perform rehab exercises with reduced pain, then they are more likely to buy-in to the program and make a full recovery.

    Remember, when it comes to K Taping, there are NO RULES. OLY GUIDELINES. So don't be afraid to try out new applications and form your own theories around how K Tape works.

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  • Myth: how does kinesiology tape works | when to use kinesio tape | Does it really reduce pain

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    In this video I took a deep look at elastic kinesiology tape. I will answer:
    - What is kinesiology tape
    - How does kinesiology tape works?
    - Different types of kinesiology tapes available on market

  • Is Kinesiology Tape

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    Intro (0:00)

    What Does Kinesiology Tape Supposedly Do? (0:12)

    One popular company states that it “has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing.”

    Another states that it “relieves swelling through decompression which speeds recovery” and “increases awareness of your body position.”

    The last site states that it’s “designed for muscle, ligament, and tendon pain relief and support.*”

    Many of these statements come with a hard-to-find disclaimer – “*not proven clinically for all injuries.”

    How Does KT Supposedly Work? (0:47)

    The most consistent assertion is that it “microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect.” Other than that, the claims on the websites are fairly vague and relate back to improvements in lymphatic drainage, pain, inflammation, etc.

    What Does The Research Say About… (1:07)

    Performance? A 2018 systematic review by Reneker et al concluded that “there is a lack of compelling evidence to support the use of KT to enhance the sports performance abilities based on this review.”

    Injury Prevention? A 2012 meta-analysis by Williams et al concluded that “there was little quality evidence to support the use of KT over other types of elastic taping in the management or prevention of sports injuries.”

    Swelling? A 2015 randomized controlled trial by Nunes et al concluded that “the application of Kinesio Taping, with the aim of stimulating the lymphatic system, is ineffective in decreasing acute swelling after an ankle sprain in athletes.”

    Proprioception? Studies by Aarseth, Bailey, de Oliveira, and Abbasi found no improvements in proprioception at the ankle, shoulder, or low back with the use of KT.

    Strength & Flexibility? A 2018 trial by Reynard et al reported “no clinical benefits of KT on ROM, strength, or pain were noted in a population of subjects who underwent rotator cuff surgery.”

    Circulation? Studies by Stedge, Woodward, and Yang found no improvements in circulation or blood flow when KT was applied to the forearm, calf, or low back.

    Lymphatic Drainage? The most recent Clinical Practice Guideline From the Academy of Oncological Physical Therapy states that KT “cannot be recommended to replace short-stretch compression bandaging in stage II and III breast cancer-related lymphedema.”

    Pain? A 2020 systematic review with meta-analysis by Junior et al found “no evidence to support the use of KT in clinical practice for patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.”

    Before ending this section, I want to point out two things:

    1. This is not an all-inclusive list.
    2. You can find research that demonstrates some benefits of KT. However, a 2014 systematic review by Parreira et al summarizes this information nicely – “When used for a range of musculoskeletal conditions, Kinesio Taping had no benefit over sham taping/placebo and active comparison therapies, the benefit was too small to be clinically worthwhile, or the trials were of low quality. Therefore, current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping for musculoskeletal conditions.”

    My Number One Issue With Kinesiology Tape (3:35)

    My issue with KT does not lie with you, the user. If you’re an informed consumer who chooses to self-apply KT because it’s an affordable intervention that helps you get through training, that’s your decision to make. I think it’s fine, especially if you’re not sacrificing other long-term management strategies in the process, such as appropriate sleep, nutrition, etc.

    My issue is with the companies that promote false or exaggerated claims to drive sales as evidenced by the class action lawsuits they’ve had (you can do a quick Google search). The type of tape, direction of application, and amount of tension don’t seem to make a difference, and you don’t need any formalized training to apply it.

    It’s also being promoted for dogs, cats, and horses. There’s even a picture of an elephant with it on. Rosie and Kai (my dogs) don’t approve.

    Summary (4:56)

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    Disclaimer: The information presented is not intended as medical advice or to be a substitute for medical counseling but intended for entertainment purposes only. If you are experiencing pain, please seek the appropriate healthcare professional.

  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

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    Kinesiology tape is a great tool for athletes and any one who has joint or muscle discomfort or imbalance.
    The tape moves with you yet supports joint stability, assists blood flow and helps your body to repair faster.
    Watch this video to see Dr Sterling tape a chronic shoulder inflammation.
    Enjoy!

  • Research and Theories of Kinesiology Tape - #TapeTuesday

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    Dr. Phil Page explains the theory of how pain reception can by dampened by applying kinesiology tape to skin in one example of Gate Control. He also discusses how taping may provide muscle support, increase circulation, improve range of motion and activate healing.

    For more fascinating science, tips and information about kinesiology tape every Tuesday, subscribe to the #TapeTuesday video series.

    Phil Page PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT is the Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health, manufacturer of TheraBand, Biofreeze & Cramer products. His duties include maintaining the TheraBand Academy website, directing the international educational programs and managing product research around the world.

  • KT Tape: Bunion

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    Bunion

    A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, results when the big toe points towards the second toe and results in inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joint. The inflammation causes the joint to become swollen and tender, making everyday activities like walking or jogging very painful.

    Bunions are much more common in females than in men. This leads most to believe that bunions are often time caused by wearing tight fitting shoes or heels. Genetics also plays an important role in determining the individual's susceptibility to developing the condition.

    Often the bunion is not painful and the individual leads a normal active life. Other times the bunion can be very painful, even debilitating. Pain is usually very achy and typically radiates to the toes and along the arch of the foot. Due to the abnormal positioning of the bones in the foot, sharp nerve pains could also be present.

    KT Tape can help correct this misaligned joint to relieve pain and pressure over time, as well as increase blood flow to the area for increased anti-inflammatory effect and pain relief. Unrestricted footwear should always be chosen for those with bunions. Surgery is another option for those with serious pain and worsening symptoms.

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  • KT Tape: IT Band pain

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    TBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) is common in runners, hence the designation as Runner's Knee. However, it can be created by any movement that repeatedly causes the knee to pass back and forth across the 30 degree position.

    The IT band is a fibrous connective tissue that attaches at the hip, runs down the outside of the thigh, and finally attaches on the outside of the shin bone just below the knee. Its primary purpose is to extend the knee and move the leg away from the body to the side. It is also extremely important for stabilization of the knee during running.

    Friction and irritation is common as the IT band crosses a bony prominence on the outside of the knee on its way to the shin bone. Pain is usually most noticeable when running downhill and can range from a sharp sensation on the outside of the knee to pain along the entire IT Band. The sore spot is typically painful to the touch.

    Frequently ITBS is seen in runner's who are often running on banked surfaces, doing excessive hill training, or running up and down stairs or bleachers. Typical treatment includes resting, icing, and light stretching. Massage therapy and the use of a foam roller can be helpful to some. The KT Tape application for ITBS is very helpful in relieving much of the associated pain by increasing blood flow and providing functional support. These functions also help to promote the healing process by taking stress off of the IT Band.

    Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.

  • Sticking to the Facts About Kinesiology Tape

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    Researchers from discuss the trend of kinesiology tape.

  • Kinesiology Taping Techniques for Pregnancy

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    Kris Petrocco-Napuli DC, MS demonstrates a few kinesiology taping techniques to help pregnant women achieve pain relief and experience increased support.

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  • KT Tape: Wrist Sprain

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    Wrist sprains occur when the ligaments of the wrist are stretched beyond their normal limits. Wrist sprains are graded according to the severity of the injury:

    Grade I: Mild injury, the ligaments are stretched, but no significant tearing has occurred.
    Grade II: Moderate injury, the ligaments may be partially torn.
    Grade III: Severe wrist sprain, the ligaments are completely torn, and there may be instability of the joint.
    Some common symptoms of a wrist sprain include:

    Pain with movement of the wrist
    Swelling around the wrist joint
    Bruising or discoloration of the skin
    Burning or tingling sensations around the wrist
    The diagnosis of a wrist sprain is made by knowing how the injury occurred, and looking at the physical examination findings. There are other wrist problems that can have similar symptoms to a sprain, including wrist tendonitis and a wrist fracture or scaphoid fracture.

    To ensure that there are not broken bones around the joint, medical imaging using X-Rays and in some cases a MRI can be helpful. This may be done if the diagnosis is unclear or if the symptoms do not resolve as expected.

    KT Tape provides both support and a mechanical assist to the damaged ligaments reducing pain while enabling greater range of movement during the recovery process. KT Tape is an appropriate treatment for grade I and grade II sprains and late recovery stages of grade III sprains.

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  • KT Tape: Calf

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    Calf Pain

    The calf muscles are made up of two muscles. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle and visible on the back of the leg. The soleus is a smaller and wider muscle lower down on the leg and mostly under the gastrocnemius. Each has a lateral head and medial head -- two halves. Both attach near the back of the knee and to the heel via the Achilles tendon. These muscles are responsible for extending the foot as in the push-off phase of running.

    Calf muscles can be torn, pulled, or experience cramping due to extreme stretching or overuse. Abrupt acceleration or changes in direction can often be the culprit. Calf injuries are much more common in men than in women, especially among middle-aged athletes. They most always occur acutely, or all at once due to forceful and abrupt acceleration. Unfortunately, once one has had a calf tear, that individual is more likely to have another in the future.

    The resulting pain and tightness can be painful, sometimes severe. Often times an audible pop is heard and the individual reports feeling like they were shot in the leg or hit with a stick. More often than not the pain radiates to the feet and to the knee where the muscles start and end. Swelling is common, but should be taken very seriously if severe.

    Everyone will recover from calf injuries at a different rate, but using KT Tape will help speed the process, relax the muscles, and relieve the associated pain. Rest, ice, and compression will also be valuable treatments. Severe conditions such as a DVT (deep venous thrombosis -- blood clot), or compartment syndromes, could be the cause of pain. If there is any doubt, please seek professional medical care. Be very careful with NSAIDs as they may cause more internal bleeding and a great risk for DVT movement due to their blood thinning effects.

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  • STRENGTHTAPE® | Kinesiology Tape | Hamstring Tendon

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    STRENGTHTAPE® Kinesiology Tape can assist to relieve the pain and improve function of the hamstring muscles to promote healing and prevent further injury. Use with the hamstring muscle application for additional benefit. Hamstring strains are very common among athletes and can be quite painful. Runners, football players, soccer players, baseball players, and other athletes that start and stop abruptly are all at risk for hamstring injury. Prevention of hamstring injuries is important. Stretching, appropriate warm-ups, and strengthening all leg muscle into balance are all strategies that should be employed when participating in high risk activities. Please remember to visit a healthcare professional for evaluation. STRENGTHTAPE® will stick for up to 7 days.

    Tips:
    Don't touch adhesive
    Remove backing paper completely before laying ends down
    Press ends down with no stretch
    Rub all loose edges down
    Do NOT tape the area behind the knee, instead tape around it

  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - General Flexor

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape. This application can reduce pain associated with flexing the wrist.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape and measure from just below the wrist to about mid-forearm.

    Measure a second strip about 4 to 6 inches in length.

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    Palm facing up, stretch the skin by extending your wrist and elbow, fingers down.

    With the first strip, tear an end then anchor just below the wrist.

    Pull away the release paper, taping over the forearm with no stretch.

    For the second strip, tear the center of the release paper to expose the adhesive. With slight stretch, apply to the painful area perpendicular to the first strip. Lay down the ends with no stretch, rub to activate the adhesive.

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  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - Posture X

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape to the upper back. This is a simple and effective way to cue posture and reduce pain.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape and measure the first strip from the shoulder to the opposite armpit. Cut two strips of this length.

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    Stretch the skin by rolling both shoulders forward focusing on rounding the upper back.

    For the first strip, tear the center of the release paper to expose the adhesive. Imagine the X and apply the center of the tape where the two strips will meet. Lay down the first end towards the shoulder and the second end towards the arm pit with no stretch.

    Repeat the previous steps for the second strip, creating an X.

    Thanks for watching! Check out our other videos for more movement and taping tutorials to help you go stronger, longer.

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  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - Tennis Elbow

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape for tennis elbow. This application is a simple and effective way to reduce pain and support elbow flexion. This application can also be done on the opposite side of the elbow for golfers elbow.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape and measure from mid-forearm to just passed the elbow.

    Measure a second strip, 4 to 6 inches in length.

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    With an extended elbow and palm down, stretch the skin by flexing the wrist, fingers down.

    Tear an end then anchor 2 inches above the elbow, outside of the arm. Pull away the release paper towards the wrist. Rub to activate the adhesive.

    For the second strip, tear the center of the release paper to expose the adhesive. Then with some stretch, apply to the painful area perpendicular to the previous strip. Lay down the ends with no stretch and rub to activate the adhesive.

    Thanks for watching! Check out our other videos for more movement and taping tutorials to help you go stronger, longer.

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    *Not clinically proven for all injuries.

  • Splinting: Radial Wrist Pain

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  • How to Apply kinesiology Tape for an Ankle Inversion Sprain

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    John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating how to apply Kinesiology tape for a patient that presents with an Ankle Inversion sprain to the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments. Want to learn how to apply Athletic Tape as well as other Physical Therapy CPD Courses then look on

    John is also the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller, called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists'. John has also written 2 more books, one is called 'A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping' and this comes with a complimentary DVD and the other book is called; 'Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction'.

    These 2 books are available to buy now through his website or from Amazon

    John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his Physical Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

  • Intro to KT Tape- Helpful hints!

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    The keys to excellent adhesion:

    1) Skin Prep - Clean the area with rubbing alcohol. It feels nice and it's going to ensure that the skin is free of oils. Clip hair down if it's excessive. You will be glad you did.

    2) If you cut the tape, round those edges back out. The pre-cut strips come with rounded edges, but for any application wherein you made cuts, make sure they are round cuts.

    3) Put the skin you are going to tape on stretch. I know that some of the videos and other instructions don't show this clearly, but you want to make sure that the skin being taped is stretched during application.

    4) No tension on the ends! I put an exclamation mark because even those of us who have been taping for a long time still make this mistake. For the last inch and half... take the backing off, let go of the tape, take a breath, and then lay it down. The tape is at 10% stretch on the paper backing, so simply not adding stretch is still having stretch.

    5) Friction rub. Before un-stretching that skin, give it a good rub to generate some heat and activate the adhesive. There's no need to rub it so much that you rub it off, but make sure you get some heat. If you have problems with the corners coming up, use the waxy side of the paper backing to rub the tape down.

    6) Apply your tape at least 30 minutes before activity or sweating. An hour is optimal.


    Following these 6 simple guidelines will make for a great stick ;)

  • How to apply Kinesiology tape for Tennis Elbow / lateral epicondilitis

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    John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating how to apply Kinesiology Tape for a patient that presents with tennis elbow - lateral epicondilitis. Want to learn how to apply Kinesiology Tape and other Physical Therapy CPD Courses then look on

    John is also the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller, called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists'. John has also written 2 more books, one is called 'A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping' and this comes with a complimentary DVD and the other book is called; 'Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction'.

    These 2 books are available to buy now through my website or from Amazon

    John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his Physical Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

  • KT Tape: Middle Back

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    Middle Back Pain

    The middle back is a combination of vertebrae from the upper and middle sections of the back and muscles that run the entire length of the back. These muscles support the spine, flex and extend the torso, move the upper limbs and head, as well as function to keep your body in an upright position.

    Pain found in the middle of the back is generally the result of tired and overworked muscles due to poor posture, spinal misalignments, or a bout of unusual or strenuous activity. These conditions can cause muscle imbalance, muscle fatigue, pain, and tears. In some cases, spasms are associated with the pain and are primarily due to poor nutrient circulation to the nervous system and can be addressed by increasing circulation.

    Use KT Tape to assist correct posture, relax overworked muscles, increase circulation, and promote the body's natural healing process. You should also make improvements to how you sit during the day, assess whether a different type of mattress could be used to reduce pressure at night, strengthen your core, and consider chiropractic adjustments and massage. Seek additional care if pain becomes severe, you have difficulty standing, or breathing becomes difficult.

    For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at

  • KT Tape: IT Band Hip

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    ITBS Hip

    The IT Band, or iliotibial band, is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. The iliotibial band begins at the hip and extends to the outer side of the shin (tibia) just below the outside of the knee joint. The band functions in coordination with several of the thigh muscles to provide stability to the outside of the knee.

    ITBS at the hip most often develops due to overuse and/or compensation for other injury and pain in the body. ITBS of the knee and hip combined make up about 12% of all running and cycling related injuries, and is by far the most common cause of lateral knee pain. ITBS at the hip is generally found in conjunction with this lateral knee pain.

    Pain in the IT Band at the hip can be caused by a variety of conditions that make it quite difficult to diagnose. ITBS (iliotibial band syndrome) is the result of the inflammation and irritation felt as the bursae responsible for a smooth gliding action become inflamed. The product of these conditions is inflammation that results in pain on the outside of the hip during movement.

    KT Tape can help reduce inflammation at the hip from ITBS, bursitis, muscle strains, arthritis, and tendonitis among other causes. Often times light progressive stretching as well as massage and icing will help to reduce symptoms as well. KT Tape will help to alleviate the pain associated with hip issues regardless of the root cause, however, please consult a medical professional for pain that worsens or becomes severe.

    For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at

  • Does Athletic Tape Work, Or Is It A Case Of Placebo Effect

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    Does Athletic Tape Work, Or Is It A Case Of Placebo Effect

  • STRENGTHTAPE® | Kinesiology Tape | Ball of Foot

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    STRENGTHTAPE® Kinesiology Tape can assist to relieve the associated pain and speed recovery. Pain at the ball of the foot can be very painful and keep you off your feet or out of your favorite activities, it is generally caused by inflammation or injury to the bones of the foot, known as metatarsals, or the nerves between those bones. This pain is often caused by improper footwear or overtraining and is most relieved by rest and choosing appropriate footwear. Please remember to visit a healthcare professional for evaluation. STRENGTHTAPE® will stick for up to 7 days.

    Tips:
    Don't touch adhesive
    Remove backing paper completely before laying ends down
    Press ends down with no stretch
    Rub all loose edges down
    Don't tape behind knee
    Be careful not to catch edges when putting on socks and shoes
    Add additional half-strips to cover all pain.

  • 10 Best Kinesiology Tapes 2020

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    Disclaimer: These choices may be out of date. You need to go to wiki.ezvid.com to see the most recent updates to the list.

    Our complete review, including our selection for the year's best kinesiology tape, is exclusively available on Ezvid Wiki.

    Kinesiology tapes included in this wiki include the sparthos bulk large, kinesio gold fp, strengthtape uncut, laneco latex-free 4-pack, fitdom revive, physix gear sport waterproof, rock tape h20, theraband xactstretch, kt tape pro, and master of muscle beast.

    Kinesiology tapes are also commonly known as kinesio tapes.

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  • KT Tape: Thumb

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    Thumb pain usually presents as pain at the base of the thumb and wrist. A notable thumb pain condition includes De Quervain Syndrome, also known by many other names such as gamer's thumb, mother's wrist, and mommy thumb. This condition in particular is a degenerative (microscopic injury) condition of the sheath (extensor retinaculum) that surrounds the tendons passing over the thumb side of the wrist. These tendons control the motions of the thumb, most specifically the movement of thumb towards the wrist.

    When this sheath becomes injured or inflamed, the tendons become entrapped and cause pain during movement of the thumb. Thickening of the tendons from overuse or trauma will also cause problems when the tendons need to slide beneath the sheath. Women are considered at higher risk due to the sharper angles of the bones in the wrist, but the actual cause is somewhat unknown. Many believe overuse is the primary cause leading to inflammation. This hypothesis is backed up by noting that most patients with this pain are new mothers who repeatedly lift their growing babies. Symptoms are most often noted in both wrists and to the same degree of pain, indicating that more overuse activity causes more inflammation leading to pain.

    When these conditions are present, movement of the thumb is restrained and further perpetuates the inflammatory condition and may create swelling in more severe cases. Pain is noted during thumb and wrist motion along with thickening and hardening of the area at the base of the thumb. Difficulty gripping, tenderness at the base of the thumb, and swelling are common symptoms. Pain is usually slight to moderate, and extreme pain may be an indication of a more serious condition.

    Treatment of the pain is determined more by noting what has worked in the past rather than scientific data. KT Tape has been shown to provide support during motion of the thumb and wrist, and has markedly reduced pain in many subjects. KT Tape also increases circulation to reduce inflammation and speed the healing process. Corticosteroid injections are thought to be successful, but do need to be weighed against the negative side-effects of increased degenerative effects. Surgery has been well accepted and successful in almost all cases, but conservative therapies are highly preferred prior to making this leap. Ice after activity, rest, and avoidance of activities that incite pain are all important steps to avoid surgery. A focus on proper lifting mechanics will also help to avoid these symptoms in the future.

    For more resources, please visit the KT Tape website at

  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - Piriformis

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape to the piriformis. This application can reduce pain and inflammation in the area.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape and measure the first strip from tailbone to hip.

    Measure a second strip, 4 to 6 inches in length.

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    Laying on a table, stretch the skin by bending the knee and letting it hang off the table.

    With the first strip, tear an end then anchor near the tailbone, strip towards the hip. Pull away the release paper, taping over the glute with no stretch.

    For the second strip, tear the center of the release paper to expose the adhesive. With slight stretch, apply the tape to the painful area perpendicular to the first strip. Lay down the ends with no added stretch, then rub to activate the adhesive.

    Thanks for watching! Check out our other videos for more movement and taping tutorials to help you go stronger, longer.

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    *Not clinically proven for all injuries.

  • What is Kinesiology Tape?

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  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - Forearm Spiral

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape with a spiral technique. A forearm spiral is an effective way to reduce arm pump and promote posture.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape and measure from the palm at the base of the thumb, wrapping once around the forearm.

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    Stretch the skin by holding the arm up, palm facing up.

    Anchor the tape to the palm at the base of the thumb, tape facing out. Pull away the release paper, wrapping once around the forearm. Rub to activate the adhesive.

    There are two main points of contact: first, across the wrist and second, at the front-side of the forearm.

    Thanks for watching! Check out our other videos for more movement and taping tutorials to help you go stronger, longer.

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  • How to treat a Calf strain using Kinesiology Tape

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    John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating how to apply Kinesiology Tape for a patient that presents with a calf strain. Want to learn how to apply Kinesiology Tape and other Physical Therapy CPD Courses then look on

    John is also the Author of the highly successful book called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists', you can buy his book on
    John is also writing 2 more books for 2013, one is on 'A Practical Guide for Kinesiology Taping Techniques' with a DVD and the other book is called; 'Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction'. These will be able to buy at the end of 2013 through Amazon.

    John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his Physical Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

  • Do you have Achilles Tendon or Heel Pain? Then try this Kinesiology Taping technique...

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    John Gibbons is a registered Osteopath, Lecturer and Multi-Published Author and is demonstrating how to apply a self kinesiology tape using Rocktape for an achilles tendinopathy / severs disease, tendinosis, bursitis, heel stress fracture and calf strain. The tape can also help for plantar fasciitis if you continued under the heel bone. These techniques and more is taught on the Kinesiology taping Master-Class at the University of Oxford.

    Also there is an online course and follow this Link for further information:

    John also has Hip videos and he discusses an acetabular labral tear and also a femoroacetabular impingement called an FAI - these are cam and pincer type of impingement. He also mentions perthes disease and osteoarthritis of the hip joint. John also discusses how the hip flexors (psoas) are involved and the iliofemoral ligaments and how they cause an inhibition to the gluteus maximus (Gmax) through the hip extension firing pattern test. Janda and the lower crossed syndrome is also mentioned and how this can cause lower back, facet or disc pathology of L5 or L5 and involve the nerve roots.

    John also shows you in his other videos to assess the nerve root level of the adductors (obturator nerve through L3 reflex), patella tendon (femoral nerve through L4 reflex), semitendinosus (tibial / sciatic nerve of L5 reflex) and Achilles / plantar (tibial nerve of sciatic through S1 reflex) and a normal response is classified as 2++. Any reduced hypo-reflex (1+) or increased hyper-reflex (3+++) with Clonus and Babinski positive as might indicate some form of upper motor neurone lesion like Multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord tumour or brain injury.

    These techniques and more is taught on the Shoulder and Cervical Master-Class at the University of Oxford.

    In terms of his courses he offers, you can attend one at a time if you prefer or book all ten and receive a discount. Once you have completed all the courses you will be able to call yourself a Bodymaster Method ® Practitioner and be registered on his website with the letters 'BmP' after your name.

    John is the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists'. John has also written many more books and these include:

    1. A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping and comes with a complimentary DVD.
    2. The Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction
    3. Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis, SI joint & lumbar spine
    4. The Vital Shoulder Complex
    5. 2nd Edition of Kinesiology Taping
    6. The Vital Nerves (released Oct 2020)

    All his books are available to buy now through his website or from Amazon

    John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists (athletic trainers, sports massage therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, physical therapists, personal trainers, pilates teaches etc) in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his ten individual Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idyllic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

    Courses available and all the dates are online

    1. Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation
    2. Advanced Spinal Manipulation
    3. Kinesiology Taping
    4. Muscle Energy Techniques
    5. The Vital Shoulder Complex
    6. The Vital Cervical spine
    7. The Vital hip & groin
    8. The Vital Knee
    9. Advanced Soft Tissue techniques
    10. The Vital Neurological system
    11. Pelvis, SIJ & Lumbar spine
    12. The Vital Glutes & Psoas
    13. Acupuncture & Dry needling

    The Bodymaster Method ® Diploma is now recognised as a training provider and accredited with the STO - Sports Therapy Organisation

  • How to treat Medial knee Pain with Kinesiology Tape

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    John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating how to apply Kinesiology Tape for a patient that presents with medial knee pain that can include the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the medial meniscus. Want to learn how to apply Kinesiology Tape and other Physical Therapy CPD Courses then look on

    John also hosts Certified & accredited online courses and these are accessible from your own home. Click the link below for further information and use BMM10 at checkout for a discount!

    1. Shoulder Complex -
    2. Vital Nerves -
    3. Cervical Spine -
    4. Pelvis, SIJ & Lumbar -
    5. K-Taping Techniques -
    6. Muscle Energy Techniques -
    7. Glutes & Psoas -

    John is also the Author of the highly successful book called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists', you can buy his book on
    John is also writing 2 more books for 2013, one is on 'A Practical Guide for Kinesiology Taping Techniques' with a DVD and the other book is called; 'Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction'. These will be able to buy at the end of 2013 through Amazon.

    John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his Physical Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.

  • RockTape - Kinesiology Tape Instruction - Metatarsalgia

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    Here we’ll detail the steps on applying RockTape Kinesiology Tape for Metatarsalgia, a condition associated with activities like running and jumping. This application can reduce pain and inflammation in the area.

    Start with our standard 2 inch tape, and measure from just below the toes to an inch away from the heel.

    With 1 inch wide tape, measure a second strip around the foot, just below the toes. Leave about a half inch between the ends

    Round the tape’s corners to avoid catching on gear or clothing.

    From a seated position, stretch the skin by reaching toes towards the shin.

    With the first strip, tear an end then anchor just below the toes with the strip toward the heel.

    Pull away the release paper and apply down the foot with no stretch.

    Tear the center of the second strip to expose the adhesive. Then, with some stretch, apply to the ball of the foot. Lay down the edges with no stretch, then rub to activate the adhesive.

    Thanks for watching! Check out our other videos for more movement and taping tutorials to help you go stronger, longer.

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    *Not clinically proven for all injuries.

  • Taping guide for Achilles Tendonitis

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    Watch our quick video guide showing how to apply Kinesiology Tape for Achilles Tendonitis. For this you will require two lengths of tape – one long length and one short length. Achilles Tendonitis is one of the most common applications of Kinesiology Tape – find out about the positioning by watching our video. It is important that once you’ve applied the tape, you wait for 30 minutes, ensuring not to let the edges catch on clothes and roll inwards. Successfully applied Meglio Kinesiology Tape will stay in place for four to five days.

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  • KT Tape: Tennis Elbow

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    What is Tennis Elbow?

    Tennis Elbow is the common name describing the painful condition Lateral Epicondylitis (LE), speculatively caused by overuse of the forearm resulting in elbow pain. To no surprise, playing tennis and other racquet sports can be a culprit for its development. However, a variety of other activities or sports can also be the cause of this painful condition. Painters, plumbers, carpenters or others frequently and repetitively employing the use of forearm extensor muscles with gripping objects are prone to developing tennis elbow.

    The condition is not entirely inflammatory in nature, but rather degenerative by way of micro-tearing between the common extensor tendon and periosteum of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

  • KT Tape: Heel

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    Heel Pain
    The heel is obviously a very important part of our lives. It takes a great deal of repetitive force with every step and can become susceptible to injury and pain as those steps become forceful. The pain can linger for many years and end up causing many other problems if not treated correctly. This KT Tape application can not only relieve the pain you feel, but help you to avoid the compensation injuries that arise from walking around on a painful heel.
    Overuse in exercise, drastic weight gain, or standing for long periods of time are often the cause of the pain. Heel pain can be caused by a number of condtions including tendonitis, inflamed bursae, arthritis, nerve damage, stress fractures, contusions, or plantar fasciitis and the resulting heel spurs -- among many other conditions.
    Heel Spurs -- bony growths that occur at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone.

    Degradation of the plantar fascia -- this degradation of the collagen fibres is commonly referred to as plantar fasciitis. Once thought to be an inflammatory condition, plantar fasciitis is now thought to be caused by dysfunction near the attachment site.

    Fat Pad Contusion -- caused by intense or repetitive impact. These conditions can cause the fat pad to be pushed away leaving less of a protective layer between the bones in the foot and the ground.

    Stress Fracture -- very common in road runners, a stress fracture of the heel bone can be identified by re-creating the pain by squeezing the back of the heel.

    Compressed Nerves -- there are many important nerves that travel along the bottom of the foot. There are also multiple bones that form the foot. When these nerves get in between these bones and become pinched there is a great deal of pain involved.

    Inflamed Bursae -- bursae are small sacs of fluid that provide cushion and reduce friction between bones. When these sacs become inflamed they grow in size and cause pain.

    KT Tape has been very helpful for general heel pain through its ability to provide support without limiting mobility. By creating surface tension on the skin over the area needing support, KT Tape creates a light and comfortable support structure that relieves pain and facilitates mobility. In short, KT Tape along with ice and rest will help relieve the pain and help promote the healing process.

    For additional resources, please visit the KT Tape website at

  • STRENGTHTAPE® | Kinesiology Tape | Golfers Elbow

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    STRENGTHTAPE® Kinesiology Tape can assist to help quicken the healing process and reduce pain. Medial epicondylitis, also known as Golfer's Elbow, is an inflammatory overuse injury causing pain at the inside aspect of the elbow and sometimes into the forearm and wrist. Repetitive use without sufficient rest in any activity, not just golf, can cause this condition. This application helps to reduce the pain and improve the function of the associated muscles. Please remember to visit a healthcare professional for evaluation. STRENGTHTAPE® will stick for up to 7 days.

    Tips:
    Don't touch adhesive
    Remove backing paper completely before laying ends down
    Press ends down with no stretch
    Rub all loose edges down
    Apply base of third strip on skin (as opposed to on tape); do not tape onto hand

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    KT Kinesiology Therapeutic Cotton Tape is an original cotton elastic tape that delivers strong support for muscles, joints, and tendons without restricting comfort and range of motion. It is engineered to perform in the harshest environments, to last up to 3-5 days, through multiple runs, daily showers, in humidity, cold, or in the pool. It features a patented second-skin adhesive that will go as long as you do, and no offense probably longer.

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