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Introduction to Sports Taping

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Cian Hoban

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Transcript of Introduction to Sports Taping

When do we tape?
Acute injury – PRICE
Sprain/strain/contusion

Chronic Injury – offload
Patellar tendon/plantar fascia

Return to sport

Prophylactic Taping
Why do we tape?
Reduce Swelling

Provide Support/Limit Movement

Improve Proprioception

Guide early return to activities

Prevent Injury
Types of Tape
Storing
All tape should be stored in cool dry place

Don’t leave tape sitting in kit bag for long periods

Keep supplies updated and fresh

Always have a pre-match checklist!
3 Phases to Taping
Enda King MSc Manip Ther C.S.C.S
Eilis Dolan MSc Sports Physiotherapy

Introduction to Sports Taping
Both offer equal levels of support
Braces

Minimal expertise needed
Reusable
Re-adjustable
Washable
Non-allergic.
Taping

Individually applied
Less bulky than brace
Athlete's preference
Caters for unusual anatomy.
Evidence Based Practice
Zinc Oxide
Non-Elastic

Permits some lateral glide

All Purpose Tape

Easy to tear
Available in:
2.5cm – fingers/toes
3.8 cm – all purpose
5cm – larger joints (knee/shoulder)
Elastic Adhesive Bandage
Elastic!
Strong Recoil
Maintains Compression
Act as anchor
Close up taping

Need Scissors to cut
Can unravel
Cohesive Bandage
Your best friend
Compression
Close taping
Splint
Makeshift sling
Hold bandages in place
Holds ice-packs in place
Pre-Application
Assessment of joint, stage of healing, support required

Assessment of current ROM

Assessment of skin/abrasions

Choose appropriate tape and technique

Contraindications
Application
Skin Preparation:
Apply Tape:
Dirt
Wet
Oily
Hairy
Irritated
Maintain neutral
Maintain tension
Note circulation
No Kinking of tape
Post Application
Note circulation

Assess range of motion

Assess stability

Assess sport specific movement- no pain/ skin irritation
Elbow
AC-Joint
Anchors
Thumb
Figure-8
Anchors
Figure-8
Wrist
Anchors
Knee
X-Strips
Anchors
Reinforce X-Strip
Patellar/ Shin
Shins Splints
Spiral Offload
Ankle
Stirrup
Anchors
Ankle Lock
Plantar Fascia
Longitudinal Arch
Anchor
Medial Arch
Toe
Figure-8
Anchors
Figure-8
Thoughts for the day
Is taping useful?
What do we tape?
When do we tape?
What tapes do we use?
What do we need to consider when taping?
Hyper-Extension
Contusion
Anchors
X-Strips
Anchors
X-Strips
Reinforce X-Strips
E A L M Verhagen and K Bay. Optimising ankle sprain prevention: a critical review and practical appraisal of the literature, Br J Sports Med 2010 44: 1082-1088
Firer, P. Effectiveness of taping for the prevention of ankle ligament sprains, Br J Sports Med, Vol 24, No. 1
Lardenoye et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012, 13:81 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/13/81
Patella Tendon/ Fat Pad Offloading
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