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• The practitioner must always follow the basic essentials of tape application like 1. Then by pulling back or flexing your index finger towards your body. 2.General Introduction Few essentials to a successful treatment . Proper skin preparation. hold the tape vertically. smoothly remove the paper hacking. Any contact with the acrylic adhesive will diminish its adhesive abilities .Removal of tape from paper backing. the tape will peel from its backing. place your index finger on the top edge of the tape. The skin should be free of oils and lotions and should be cleaned prior to tape application.
Web . I .and Donut. • The "Y" strip should be approximately two inches longer than the muscle. • It is used for surrounding a muscle to either facilitate or inhibit muscle stimuli. measured from Origin to Insertion . X . A kinesio tape can be applied in to Y . The shape selected depends upon the size of the affected muscle and desired treatment effect • The "Y" technique is the most common method of application.Selection of Kinesio Strip Type.3. Fan .
.• The "I" strip can be used in place of the "Y" strip for an acutely injured muscle to limit oedema and pain.
• The stretch is added to the middle 1/3 of the X strip. placed over the muscle belly. • The length of the X strip is measured with the muscle on a stretch.“X" Strip Application • This is important. . and the tails are laid down with no tension. since an X technique is generally used for a muscle which crosses two joints and when It is maximally stretched it may greatly increase in length.
A series of two or three overlapping strips are applied with the centre removed from the Kinesio Tex® Tape. or"douut hole" is placed directly over the area to be treated . • The centre cut out. with the strips being cut in the nlid section of the Kinesio strip. Both base ends are left intact. • The" Donut" cut is primarily used for oedema in afocal or sport-specific area.• The "Fan" strip is used for lymphatic drainage which is an advanced concept. • The "Web" is a modified fan cut.
Tape Direction • There are two basic application directions. • Use approximately 25% of available stretch/tension. 1-INSERTION to ORIGIN. 15-25% of available tension. 2-ORIGIN to INSERTION –For chronically weak muscles or where increased contraction is desired to facilitate n1usde function. .For acuity over-used or stretched muscles to inhibit muscle function. • Use very light or light.