Kinesio Taping One Taping Procedure John Jackson, MA, OTR, CKTP
What is Kinesio Tape? <ul><li>It is a special tape used in the treatment of muscular-skeletal injuries or problems. </li><...
Who Uses Kinesio Tape? <ul><li>Typically the following professionals use it: </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapists </l...
Uses of Kinesio Tape <ul><li>There are several possible indications for kinesio tape such as to reduce pain, relax muscles...
Skin Allergy <ul><li>Occasionally, a client may be allergic to the tape.  </li></ul><ul><li>Place a small piece of tape on...
One Method – Shoulder Subluxation <ul><li>First cut an “I” strip about 14”long. Measure from client’s spine down the arm t...
I Strip Over Supraspinatus <ul><li>Place one end (base) of the tape with no tension just lateral to client’s spine on the ...
Correction of Subluxation <ul><li>Passively abduct client’s arm to 90 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay tape down with 20% st...
Stabilize AC Joint <ul><li>Cut another “I” strip about 4-5” long. </li></ul><ul><li>With client’s arm relaxed at the side ...
Correction of Glenohumeral Joint <ul><li>Cut another 4-5” “I” strip. </li></ul><ul><li>Place one end on the anterior aspec...
Taping Completed Taping can be worn for 3-5 days. Patient can shower with tape on.
References <ul><li>Progressive Rehab Concepts, Inc. (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Kase, K. Kase, T., and Wallis, J. in Clinical...
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Kinesio Taping For Shoulder Subluxation

  1. 1. Kinesio Taping One Taping Procedure John Jackson, MA, OTR, CKTP
  2. 2. What is Kinesio Tape? <ul><li>It is a special tape used in the treatment of muscular-skeletal injuries or problems. </li></ul><ul><li>It has special qualities as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>100% cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Stretches 30-40% its resting length in one direction only </li></ul><ul><li>Has similar characteristics to skin </li></ul><ul><li>Has a medical grade adhesive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Uses Kinesio Tape? <ul><li>Typically the following professionals use it: </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses of Kinesio Tape <ul><li>There are several possible indications for kinesio tape such as to reduce pain, relax muscles and prevent overuse, to enhance strength, edema control, correction, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is focusing on one use as a correction measure for “Shoulder Subluxation”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Skin Allergy <ul><li>Occasionally, a client may be allergic to the tape. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a small piece of tape on client’s skin for 15 minutes and check for redness. </li></ul><ul><li>If excessive redness if noted then do not use kinesio tape on this client. </li></ul>
  6. 6. One Method – Shoulder Subluxation <ul><li>First cut an “I” strip about 14”long. Measure from client’s spine down the arm to the deltoid tuberosity. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the following 3 tapings </li></ul>
  7. 7. I Strip Over Supraspinatus <ul><li>Place one end (base) of the tape with no tension just lateral to client’s spine on the side of the subluxed shoulder. </li></ul><ul><li>Have client round shoulders forward and with 10-20% stretch lay tape down over the supraspinatus muscle, stopping near its insertion area. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub tape down. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Correction of Subluxation <ul><li>Passively abduct client’s arm to 90 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay tape down with 20% stretch to deltoid tuberosity. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub tape down </li></ul><ul><li>If client has a large arm then this taping can be repeated with a second strip overlapping the first taping half-way. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stabilize AC Joint <ul><li>Cut another “I” strip about 4-5” long. </li></ul><ul><li>With client’s arm relaxed at the side place the middle 2” of tape directly over the AC joint with 100% stretch. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub middle of tape down. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay both ends down with no stretch and then rub down. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Correction of Glenohumeral Joint <ul><li>Cut another 4-5” “I” strip. </li></ul><ul><li>Place one end on the anterior aspect of the humerus with no tension. </li></ul><ul><li>With shoulder aligned lay down from anterior aspect to middle of lateral aspect of humerus with 75-100% stretch. Rub tape down. </li></ul><ul><li>Rub remaining tape down with no tension and then rub down. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Taping Completed Taping can be worn for 3-5 days. Patient can shower with tape on.
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Progressive Rehab Concepts, Inc. (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Kase, K. Kase, T., and Wallis, J. in Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kinesiotaping.com/ </li></ul>

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