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.
KT Tape Plantar Fasciitis
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. Some helpful tips before applying this are to clean the skin really well.