Physical Therapy Taping For Plantar Fasciitis

KT Tape Plantar Fasciitis

Hi this is Chris Harper, here with Makayla to demonstrate an application for plantar fasciitis. This is where you have pain located on the underside of the heel, or arch of the foot. This may be caused by shortening, tightening, or inflammation of the connective tissue bands under the foot. This may be due from over training, poor fitting or worn shoes,.

Weight gain, over pronation, or abnormal foot structure. KT Tape helps treat this condition by offering support, and resting the tissues. For this application We’re going to cross our foot and ankle over our other knee, and we’re going to place the ankle in an up position, and same with the toes. We’re going to go into extension like this. Okay, we’re going to take our first full strip,.

And we’re going to twist and tear the paper backing to create an anchor point. We’re going to place this just behind the toes, and we’re applying this with absolutely no stretch on that piece of the tape. We’re going to make sure our toes stay in as much extension as we can hold. As we peel the paper off, we’re going to apply this with fifty percent stretch, So if you stretch out a hundred percent and back halfway off, We’re going to apply this now to the bottom of the heel, and then up and around the backside of the heel along the achilles tendon.

For the last part of this we’re going to apply that last bit of anchor with no stretch. Okay, we’re going to tap that bowstring of tape down to the bottom of the foot, and then rub that on really well so that it creates a little friction and heat, and adheres to the skin. Okay for our next piece, We’re going to take and tear and again create an anchor point, by twisting the paper backing and tearing that off. Okay, we need to measure this piece by going to the opposite or outside part of the foot.

Just in front of the heel, going up underneath the heel, and applying that anchor down with no stretch whatsoever. Okay, now we can peel that paper backing off. We’re going to lay this tape down to about where that ankle bone juts out. And then from there we’re now going to apply a bit of stretch nice and evenly throughout the tape. With about eighty percent stretch, we’re going around the heel, and then applying the opposite side.

With absolutely no stretch, so the end of that tape has no stretch on it. Okay, I’m going to give that a good rub to create some friction, some heat, to get it to adhere to the skin well. We’re going to take our last full strip, again twisting and tearing the paper backing. This time we’re going to apply this just behind, and on a slightly steeper angle than that first piece. Applying that anchor with absolutely no stretch on the tape and.

Peeling that paper backing off. From here we’re going to apply eighty percent stretch, just once we get below the ankle and around the foot underneath the arch. We apply the anchor end with absolutely no stretch. Now from here we’re just going to have to apply some really good friction as the ankle moves around quite a bit. This creates some heat and good adhesion to the skin. That looks great.

EX9 Kinesiology Taping for Plantar Fasciitis

Hi, I’m Leanna with EX9 Tape and ExoTrinity Sports. Today I’m going to be demonstrating how to apply EX9 Tape for Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain. It’s a common problem for many basketball players, runners and dancers but can also present itself in people with poorly fitting or worn out shoes, if you’re overweight and others. The Plantar Fascia is a strong fibrous band of connective tissue, that stretches from your heel along the sole of your foot and connects to the front parts of your foot. It acts as both a shock absorber and supports the arch in your foot.

Plantar Fasciitis can be very painful and is usually caused by either traction or compression injuries in other words, either by being overstretched or suffering from trauma like landing on a sharp object. So, how do you use EX9 Tape to help support the foot and ease the pain of Plantar Fasciitis? Take two long strips of EX9 tape with rounded corners. Flex your foot. Now attach one end of one piece with zero stretch to the ball of your foot and with 5075% stretch run the tape up the foot and over the heel up the back of the leg over the achilles tendon.

Anchor the last part with no stretch. Rub the tape well to activate the adhesive. Place the second strip over the point of pain with full stretch and then run up the sides of the ankle bone with zero stretch to anchor the tape fully. Again, rub the tape well to warm it up and make sure it adheres properly to the skin. Optionally, a third piece of tape can be used that crosses down over the first two pieces but sits more towards the arch of your foot. This is especially helpful if you have a more even distribution of pain across the arch. There you have it, EX9 Kinesiology taping for Plantar Fasciitis.

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