How to use kinesio tape on the tricep

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Dr. Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor and acupuncture specialist, designed the Kinesio Taping Method in the mid-1970s. Dr. Kase developed this tape after becoming frustrated with the limitations of other taping methods. He designed the tape to mimic human skin to provide support and stability of injured muscles and joints while also promoting healing. Bicep injuries are common occurrences in sports. Taping your injured bicep with Kinesio tape can provide needed support while allowing you to perform physiotherapy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Kinesio tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the "Y" strip on the arm. The base should rest at the midpoint of the upper arm. Pull the sides of the tape around the upper arm so there is not excess tension in the tape.

  2. 2

    Extend the arm to a 90 degree angle.

  3. 3

    Place the base of the "I" strip over the top of the shoulder. Extend the tape down the arm leaving no excess tension in the tape.

  4. 4

    Rub the tape to activate the glue.

  5. 5

    Check the tape to make sure it is secure.

  6. 6

    Move the arm through your range of motion. Make sure the tape is not pinching the skin or impeding blood flow.

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