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The purpose of this technique is to offload the Patella tendon. This is achieved by compressing the tendon to prevent full force generation.

Step 1

The tape is applied with the knee bent. The tape starts by going circumferentially around the upper shin.

A small amount of underwrap in the Popliteal fossa prevents pinching.

 

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Step 2

The tape is passed round once...

 

compression strapping a n acutely sprained ankle
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Step 3

then twisted...

 

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Step 4

several times...

 

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Step 5

in order to make a thicker band over the Patella tendon.

 

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Step 6

Then the tape is passed around again...

 

compression strapping a n acutely sprained ankle
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Step 7

and the twisting repeated..

 

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Step 8

to form a second thicker band.

 

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Step 9

The flat tape is passed around again...

 

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Step 10

and this time kept flat...

 

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Step 11

to finish off.

 

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6 References & Further Reading >