We can’t be the only ones that have crawled to our computers or phones to frantically search the internet for “how to fix low back pain.” That’s why this #TapeTuesday we are sharing this super simple lumbar kinesiology taping technique so you’re prepared for the next time you forget to lift with your legs. Grab a roll of  TheraBand Kinesiology Tape and follow along with our taping expert, Dr. Greg Doerr.

Lumbar kinesiology taping technique for low back pain

The goal of this tape job is to improve the muscle’s ability to contract with concentric and eccentric loading. In a 2014 study, researchers found that this method “influenced fascia mobility, allowing for slight improvement of lumbar flexibility.”

“In all three experimental groups no significant differences were observed with the Schober test, but it was possible to observe an increase in lumbar flexion after 30 days. With the fingertip-to-floor distance assessment… groups showed significantly improved flexibility 24 hours and 48 hours after tape removal.”

Watch the video below to learn how to use kinesiology tape to help back pain!

In our 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!

Source: Lemos TV et al. 2014. The effect of kinesio taping in forward bending of the lumbar spine J Phys There Sci 26(9):1371-75

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