This TheraBand Kinesiology Tape application for Achilles pain is a muscular and neurological support method used for conditions such as Achilles tendinitis, tendinopathy, or calf strain.
Kinesiology Taping for Achilles Tendon Pain
Dr. Greg Doeer shares his kinesiology taping for Achilles tendon pain with TheraBand Kinesiology Tape. The kinesiology tape is applied with the subject prone and with the foot over the end of the table.
- Cut the length of the tape to size by estimating the distance from the distal end of the plantar aspect of the calcaneus to the distal end of the gastrocnemius muscle belly. (Be sure to take the amount of stretch you will apply, making the length you cut a little shorter than the actual distance.)
- Round the ends of the kinesiology tape for application.
- Have the subject to actively dorsiflex the ankle to the end of range and apply one end of the tape to the base of the calcaneus under no tension.
- Apply the kinesiology tape at a tension of 50% to 75% over the Achilles tendon up to the musculotendinous junction.
- At the musculotendinous junction, apply the kinesiology tape with 15% to 25% of available tension.
- Apply the top end of the kinesiology tape under no tension.
- Rub TheraBand kinesiology tape firmly to improve adherence to the skin.
Watch the video below to learn how to use TheraBand Kinesiology Tape to help Achilles tendon pain!
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