If you are looking to give your knee a little extra support and stability, kinesio tape is a great solution. There are many brands out there but, for me, RockTape is the best. They even make RockTape H2O for water athletes and those who are heavy sweaters.
Below are two variations of knee taping (there are many more).
You MUST always clean the skin with alcohol. If you don't, the tape will not stay on. Also, practice applying the tape with different amounts of stretch. Pulling the tape to its 100% tension is RARELY beneficial; plus it tends not to stick as well.
Voila! Minus the wrinkled tape on the shin.
I measure out a strip that goes over the patellar tendon, located below the knee cap. Cut the strip, round the edges, and fold in half. I am make a tear down the middle, apply 50% stretch, and...
Voila, the wrap!
We sell RockTape at our clinic and use it in many of our treatment plans. if you have any questions, please let us know.
Stay tuned for more posts on kinesio tape applications.
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