In this week’s #TapeTuesday, we will dive into the techniques that help those who suffer from shoulder and deltoid pain find relief. Grab your TheraBand Kinesiology Tape and lets get started!
Shoulder and Deltoid Kinesiology Taping Techniques
Before you apply kinesiology tape, we recommend you conduct specific muscle strength testing and assess for both pain and strength. Researchers in Turkey (Kaya DO, et al. (2014), first identified weak muscle groups including supraspinatus, upper and lower trapezius, deltoid, teres minor and levator scapulae in patients with shoulder pain. As demonstrated below, the kinesiology tape was first applied to the deltoid with no tension using a Y shape. Then, other techniques were applied as indicated by the assessment.
Apply tape on your patient as you see necessary from your assessment. Watch the videos below to get started on applying kinesiology tape to the shoulder and deltoid muscles!
In our new TapeTuesday series, we will be sharing methods for different types of tape application, as well as the accompanying research to support it. We’ll talk about therapeutic and preventive taping, such as TheraBand Kinesiology Tape and Cramer Athletic Tape to name a few. Click here to see our other posts in the #TapeTuesday series!