KT Tape Full Knee Support
Hi I'm Chris Harper and with me is Makayla, and we're here to demonstrate an application for full knee support. You can use this application for patella tracking problems, tendon issues, instability, or general knee pain some causes may include over use, muscle imbalances causing patella tracking problems, or other softtissue injuries such as ligament or minuscule tears KT Tape helps by providing stability, relieving pressure, and improving muscle function for this application we're going to position this knee
in ninety degrees, and we're going to take our first piece of tape, a full strip, and we're going to fold that in half We'll take a pair of scissors and we're going to cut rounded corners around the folded end of the tape what rounding the corners does is to help prevent any catching of the tape on clothing and peeling the tape off prematurely. We're going to twist and tear the backing paper right in the middle of that piece, being careful not to touch the adhesive of the tape
handling it with the paper only we're going to place this with eighty percent stretch, so were going to stretch that all the way and then back that off just a little bit for eighty percent and lay that down, but the very ends of the tape you're going to lay down with absolutely zero stretch so absolutely zero stretch on the ends we're going to take our second piece that we created from that first full strip
peeling that paper back just like the first piece, we're going to apply nice even pressure to eighty percent going just above and over that first piece again we're going to lay those tails down with zero stretch looks good, we're going to take our next piece we're going to twist and tear the paper down by the logo end of the tape to create an anchor point
we're going to measure this from just below the knee cap, aroundthe kneecap, and lay that anchor point up on the quadracep muscle up on the thigh muscle. we're going to remove the paper backing and we're going to apply this with twenty five percent stretch, so if you stretch that all the way and back that off half, and then half again you're going to trace the outer edge of that kneecap with the edge of that tape
as you wrap down around the front of the knee, you are now going to apply fifty percent stretch and then the last bit of tape we are going to lay down with absolutely zero stretch Okay, one more piece we're going to twist and tear thre backing paper down by the logo to create an anchor
KT Tape Full Knee Support
This technique is for general knee pain, this may be caused by tendonitis, bursitis, or instability and this is how we tape for it. For the first segment of this application I am going to have you straighten your knee down and tear an Istrip off that roll and tear that paper in the middle of the tape, and when we stretch this middle portion we are going to stretch it nice and evenly and where I would like you to place that tape is just below the bottom part of the kneecap, or the inferior pole of the patella (so over this tendon right here); full tension, go ahead and lay the ends down like you are going to come up the side of the knee and go ahead and pinch that off and rub that on well. From there bend the knee up to about 90 degrees and just lay those tails down without any tension on the tails.
Go ahead and leave that knee bent up, and she will create a little friction with that paper to make sure that glue adheres. Take another Istrip, and this time you are going to tear the anchor down by the logo end of the tape and we are going to place that about an inch or so below that first application, and before you lay that down make sure that the tape is going to angle right on the side of your knee right on the side of the joint there. Make sure that anchor is rubbed on good no tension on that anchor. Make sure that anchor is rubbed on good no tension on that anchor. Peeling that paper back, leaving yourself about an inch at the end to hold onto (you're going to want to make sure you are not making contact with the adhesive with your hands)
and you are going to bring that up trying to make as much contact with skin as we can, and laying that tape down rub that on. The last inch or two we are going to just peel off the paper and lay that down without any tension. Again a little friction with the paper make sure that glue adheres. Now we are going to tear one more Istrip and you are going to tear off the anchor end down by the logo on the tape. This time we are going to do a very similar technique to that second strip just kind of a mirror image. So we are just anchoring below the knee to the outside of the shin peeling that paper off, pulling as you come across the side of the knee fairly good tension on that tape, but just as you get above that knee let's go ahead and stop pulling tension and just lay the very end of the tape down with no tension.
And using that paper the waxy side, we are going to rub that tape on really good. That knee bends quite a bit with activity we want to make sure that tape is adhering very well. Ok, lets straighten that knee down and see how we did that looks excellent, and you are ready to go!.