KT Tape Heel
Music Hi I'm Chris Harper and with me is Makayla And we are here to demonstrateand application for heel pain. This can be pain at the heel or verylow back of the ankle. Some causes of this may be overuse,repetitive impact activities, poorly fitting or worn shoes, or ankleand calf tightness. KT Tape helps treat this condition byrelaxing the associated muscles approximating tissue to form an additionnatural pad.
For this application, we are going to placethe ankle in dorsiflexion or in other words, bring those toes toward the ankle as muchas possible. And we're going to tear off our first piece, one full strip. We're goingto twist and tear the backing paper right down the middle and peeling that backbeing careful not to touch the adhesive, just handle the paper of the tape. We're going to place this just under the heel with about eightypercent stretch so if youstretch
it all the way and then back off just a littlebit. That's about right. We're going to angle this tape as weapply it with that stretch so it end up just behind the ankle bones. We're going to remove that last little bitof tape from the ankle bones on up with absolutely zero stretch, we're goingto do this exact same thing on the opposite
side of the foot, the outside part of thefoot. We're going to give that a quick rub justto create to make sure that it is adhering well that helps heat up the adhesive. We're going to take our next full strip we're going to twist and tear the backingpaper again, right in the middle of the tape. Peel that back, being careful not to touchthe adhesive
We're going to place this behind the heelagain with eightypercent stretch. We're going to lay that down, and as we cometowards the midfood, we're going to easy off that tension applying that lastbit of paper with absolutely zero stretch. Same thing on the opposite side Just on the outside pare to of the foot,laying that down with absolutely zero stretch. Ok, and for our last piece we're going totake another full strip And this time we are going to twist and teardown towards the logo end of the tape
to create an anchor, this is going to be appliedjust ahead of the other pieces on the mid foot, the sole of the foot. Give that a good rub, we're going to removethe paper backing leaving a little bit on the handles, don't touch the adhesive. Thistime we are going to apply this with about fifty percent stretch, so back thatabout half way off. We're going to apply this right under theheel and along that achilles tendon rubbing that down, then again the last littlebit of tape or just going to apply that