Instruction for Kinesiology Taping on the Trapezius
Products used in this manual
Kintex Precut Tape Black
20 pre-cut tapes (á 25 cm x 5 cm) | free choice of color
Our Kintex PreCut Tape is already pre-cut and can be applied immediately without scissors. The tapes can be applied as I and Y strips.
Kintex Cross Tape Blue B
Free color and size selection
Cross tapes are often applied to pain points or so-called trigger points in acupuncture or physiotherapy. The grid patches are intended to release existing blockages and pain.
For this tape application you need a tape strip in the shape of a Y and another strip in the shape of an I, which will later serve as a third rein and should therefore be about 2.5 cm wide. You can either use our Kintex Classic Tape and cut the strips yourself or you can use our Kintex PreCut Tape and tear off the tape strips accordingly. Measure the length of the strips on your patient for a more accurate taping. When cutting, make sure to round the corners. This will increase the adhesion of the tape.
Preparation and application of Kintex Kinesiology Tape
To ensure better adhesion, you should first remove all oils, creams and hair from the affected area and clean it additionally with alcohol. Often the discomfort appears in the upper part of the neck, to relieve this you can additionally apply a Kintex Cross Tape size B over the pain point. Prepare the tapes accordingly for the application technique for neck pain.
Tape the Kintex Cross Tape over the localized pain point in advance. Loosen the backing paper of the Y-strip by tearing them slightly at the base. Tape the base of the tape to the top of the shoulder blade. Tilt your head to the opposite side and have your partner apply the top rein along the back of your neck to your hairline. Straighten your head again, loosen the backing paper of the second rein and tape it along the lower angle of the shoulder blade to the spine, also without pulling.
Now take the tape in the shape of an I and loosen the backing paper at the base of the tape. Then tape the base of the I-shaped tape to the base of the Y-shaped strip and bring the third rein up to the spine without pulling. Finally, paint the entire tape from the inside out, this will activate the adhesive and increase the adhesion of the tape.
Instructions for the use of Kintex kinesiology tape.
Kintex Tape should be left on for approximately 1 week, with the main effect expected in the first 3-5 days after application. You can shower, bathe, swim or do sports with the tape applied. Even sweating is possible under the tape.
ATTENTION: Please note that our articles as well as these instructions cannot replace the contacts with doctors and physiotherapists that may be necessary. Our products are not intended to replace professional advice, examinations, treatments, diagnoses, etc. by professionals, but only to support them. If you experience itching under the tape application, remove the tape immediately and consult a doctor or pharmacist if in doubt.
NOTE: The effect of kinesiology tapes is not scientifically proven, our statements are based on our years of experience.
- General notes
- Neck and shoulder
- Back and chest
- Arms and fingers
- Belly and buttocks
- Legs and knees
- Foot and ankle
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