Athletic Taping

Report
• Historically an important
part of athletic training
• Becoming decreasingly
important due to
questions surfacing
concerning effectiveness
• Utilized in areas of injury
care and protection
Tape
Brace
Compression
post surgery/ post
injury
Prevention
Prevention
Support- ligaments
Chronic injury
Time
LIMIT ROM
Proprioceptive
feedback
Pre-surgery
Decreases joint
instability
Stabilize joint
 Customized to each
person
 Lightweight
 Takes up little space
 Effectiveness has been
proven
 Used where braces are not
permitted
 Inexpensive for short term
 Expensive for long term
use
 Requires time to apply
 Need practice to apply
 Support effectiveness
diminishes with time
 Development of allergies
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• Skin surface should be
clean of oil, perspiration
and dirt
• Hair should be removed
to prevent skin irritation
with tape removal
• Tape adherent is
optional
• Foam and skin lubricant
should be used to
minimize blisters
• Tape directly to skin
• Prewrap (roll of thin
foam) can be used to
protect skin in cases
where tape is used daily
• Prewrap should only be
applied one layer thick
when taping and should
be anchored proximally
and distally
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Tape width used
dependent on area
Acute angles = narrower
tape
Overlap strips by ½ to ¾
tape width
Every taping job is
individual
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Various techniques can be
used but should always
allow athlete to hold on to
roll of tape
Do not bend, twist or
wrinkle tape
Tearing should result in
straight edge with no
loose strands
Some tapes may require
cutting agents
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Ankle Taping
 Low-dye taping helps to
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improve foot biomechanics
by keeping the athlete from
over pronating (foot rotating
inward).
If low-dye taping gives
significant relief, it is a strong
indication that functional
orthotics may be
appropriate.
This procedure does not
always provide relief. If there
is no relief after two to three
procedures, low-dye taping
should be discontinued,
Low-Dye Taping

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