Independent Lab Session: KinesioTaping® Applications-Joint

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Choose one of the four applications below. Click here to download and print the directions below for these taping applications.

Videotape yourself applying the taping application on another person, and email the link to your taping application video to the instructor (ataylor@online.rehabed.com).

When emailing video links to instructor, subject line of email should include “Pain CE course- Taping Assignment # _”. You can email all 3 taping assignment video links in one email. In the email, include the link(s), name of taping application(s) chosen, and the problem(s) you would treat with the chosen taping application(s). Please make sure to save your videos until you have completed the course and received your certificate of course completion.

For privacy concerns, please focus on the body part being taped, and do not show faces in your video.

TAPING FOR JOINT: DQ/Wrist Pain – Proximal Carpal Row
Length: approximately 4-5 squares KinesioTape

  • Cut a piece 4-5 squares long and round the edges
  • Cut in the shape of a Y-strip or I-strip
  • With 0% tension, anchor the tape on the radial side of the wrist in neutral
  • Tape will cover the wrist crease
  • Stabilize the forearm and apply a lateral glide to the wrist, while taping across the carpal row with 50-75% Tension
  • End with 0% tension
  • Rub to activate the adhesive
  • Reassess

TAPING FOR JOINT: DQ/Wrist Pain – Pisiform
Length: approximately 1-2 squares KinesioTape

  • Cut a piece 3 squares long and round the edges
  • Cut in the shape 1-2 inch-I strip
  • With 0% tension, anchor the tape on the pisiform in neutral or slight supination.
  • Apply a dorsal manual glide towards the ulna styloid, and firmly apply the tape with 75% tension to the dorsal wrist
  • End with 0% tension
  • Rub to activate the adhesive
  • Reassess

TAPING FOR JOINT: CMC Joint
Length: approximately 6-7 squares KinesioTape

  • 4x 1 Inch I-strip
  • Mechanical correction at CMC Base. Inward and downward pressure to support and clear the joint space
  • 2x 1” I strip-Ligament correction at MP joint. Joint support provided with 75% tension- holding MP into flexion
  • 1” Lateral stabilization – Mechanical proprioception to trapezium/ scaphoid subluxation

TAPING FOR JOINT: MCP Joint
Length: approximately 2-3 squares KinesioTape

  • Cut approximately 2-3 blocks of tape. Fold the tape at 1 block
  • Cut 1 or 2 two button-holes in the tape on the fold
  • Tear the backing of the tape on the fold and place the fingers through the tape
  • Keeping the MCP joints in flexion, anchor the tape with 0% tension just on or beyond the MCP heads- volar surface
  • Keep the hand in flexion, “Lift” the MCP head “UP” while pulling the tape dorsally– with approximately 75% tension
  • Lay down the tape with 0% tension over the dorsal part of the hand on a stretch
  • Apply an extra piece from the side if additional “lift” is required

Once you have completed taping lab, click orange button to “Mark Complete”. If you will not be completing your taping assignment now, and want to continue watching the next video, you will need to mark this lab as compete and come back to it later. Reminder: you must complete and submit your 3 taping applications prior to the Zoom meeting.

When emailing video links to instructor, subject line of email should include "Pain CE course- Taping Assignment # _".

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