Last week, we covered a kinesiology taping technique for shoulder support. In this week’s episode of Dr. Phil Page’s Kinesiology Taping 101 Series you’ll learn another variation of the shoulder support kinesiology taping technique to interchange based on specific impairment and patient preference.
Shoulder support kinesiology taping technique (option 2)
To tape for shoulder support, follow these steps:
- To begin, cut one Y-strip and one I-strip.
- Apply the anchor of the Y-strip over the upper trapezius around the neck without any tension. Remove the backing to the end of the tails, and apply the tails around the contour of the deltoid with 25-50% tension. Apply the anchors of the tail ends at the deltoid insertion with no tension.
- Apply the anchor of the I-strip to the upper trapezius without any tension. Place the tape along the upper border of the medial scapula with 25% tension. Apply the anchor without tension.
- 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!