Want to learn how to treat low back pain? We’ve got your back… literally. Here are our suggestions:
- Training the lumbopelvic region for flexibility and strength can help alleviate low back pain. Let Dr. Bart Bishop teach you how!
- A study showed that the addition of Biofreeze significantly reduced low back pain when compared to chiropractic treatment alone. Read more.
- We have several research references and techniques that show the efficacy of kinesiology taping for lower back pain. Just like this technique!
In this episode of Dr. Phil Page’s Kinesiology Taping 101 Series you’ll learn how to properly apply kinesiology tape to the lower back.
Kinesiology Taping Technique for Low Back Pain
To tape to help ease low back pain, follow these steps:
- To begin, cut two I-strips.
- Place the patient in a standing position.
- Apply the anchor of the first I-strip on the left side of the low back over the lumbar extensor muscles. Remove the backing to the end of the piece of tape, and instruct the patient to forward flex.
- Apply the tape with 25-50% tension.
- Repeat the same process with the second piece of kinesiology tape on the right side of the back.
- Rub the kinesiology tape down onto the skin to ensure optimum adhesion.
Watch Dr. Phil Page demonstrate this kinesiology taping technique!
The Performance Health Academy maintains the most comprehensive database of kinesiology tape research and techniques. The Academy database allows you to find and print evidence-based Kinesiology Taping Techniques for free!
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!