Rivervale Physiotherapy brings you these instructional taping guides. These techniques are done by the Clinical Director of Move Well Physiotherapy and owner of Rivervale Physiotherapy. Felicity Kermode teaches the clinical components of the Professional Development Program that all Move Well Physiotherapists complete. Felicity has post graduate degrees in both Sports and Manipulative Physiotherapy and regularly presents physiotherapy courses overseas, teaching physiotherapy skills that she has developed over 25 years working in the profession.

On another page we have taping videos for hamstring tears.

How to tape your Plantar Fascia – Version 1 (For Athletes)

This taping lifts the Fascia and supports the arch of the foot and takes the pressure off of the insertion Plantar Fascia where it gets painful. Version 1 incorporates two strips of tape that copy the shape of the Plantar Fascia and is a more gentle taping for athletic population.

How to tape your Plantar Fascia- Version 2 (For Athletes)

This taping lifts the Fascia and supports the arch of the foot and takes pressure off of the insertion Plantar Fascia where it gets painful. Version 2 incorporates two long figure 8 strips of tape adjusted specifically to lift the insertion of the Plantar Fascia and is generally used when a stronger control is required.

How to tape your Plantar Fascia -Version 3 (For Non -Athletes)

This taping is suitable for the non-athletic population who may need short term support or to see if orthotics may be to benefit.

Are you struggling from Anterior Knee Pain (Fat Pad Impingement)

Anterior knee pain is usually found in people who hyperextend their knees. This taping lifts the patella up and stops it from pinching whilst walking and doing sports specific movements.

Are you suffering from pain in front of the knee?Tape it like this! (Patellofemoral pain)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome may be caused by overuse injury, excess weight or a patella tracking disorder. If You have tracking problems you may need to have your patella taped 1. Medially 2. Rotated 3. Tilted Your Move Well Physio will know which one best suits your needs.

How to tape Arthritic Knee pain.

Chondromalacia Patella (Arthritic Patella Pain) If you are struggling from Arthritic patella pain – sometimes compressing the knee can make it feel worse. This type of taping helps support the patella medially without adding any compression to it.

Is your Child suffering from knee pain? (Subluxation Syndrome)

Some children whilst growing may partially dislocate their knee (Subluxation Syndrome) This taping will make the patella feel secure whilst playing sport without restricting their movement.

Hip Rotation Taping

This taping is done underneath your clothing. External rotation taping of the hip must be on or in front of the joint and finish at the sacrum. This taping helps support your gluteus medius which you are rehabbing.

Pelvic Pain? Try this compression taping!

The pelvic region is the lower part of the trunk of the human body. It includes the bony pelvis, pelvic cavity, the pelvic floor and the perineum. There are many reasons for pelvic pain. This type of taping starts in line with the hip bones. The taping at the back is over the sacrum.

Are you suffering from Lower Back Pain? Try this taping to relieve it!

Lower back pain is caused by injury to a muscle or ligament. Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of exercise, a ruptured disc or arthritis. This taping will help support your back when you bend forward and will help reduce pain.

Do you have Pain whilst typing?

The correct alignment of your fingers, hands and forearms is at the foundation of healthy, pain-free typing. The opposite of alignment is isolation. When you type without correct alignment your fingers and hands move in an isolated way, causing tension which often turns into pain and injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. This taping will pull your hand up to support your wrist and allow for correct alignment of your fingers, hands and forearms whilst typing.

How to tape your Achilles tendon

Achilles pain can affect anyone but it’s most common in active people especially those who are involved in sports such as running or jumping. The athlete will feel a gradual onset of pain and stiffness over the tendon and will feel pain on active movement of the ankle joint. Once this is felt this taping can be used. It will help support the Achilles tendon but will still allow normal movement of the ankle joint. The taping can be pulled tighter if more support is required.

Return to sport Achilles tendon taping

Achilles tendon injuries can be one of the most difficult injuries that an athlete can face. After the recovery process, the athlete must regain ankle range of motion and leg strength as part of their rehab. Return to play taping can be beneficial to the athlete as it supports the Achilles tendon but does not restrict movement.

How to tape your Ankle (Lateral Ankle Sprain)

Return to play ankle taping, this taping technique supports the ankle but doesn’t restrict the foot, so you can still run and jump easily.

How to tape Shin Splints- Return to sport taping

Shin splints are often caused by weakness in stabilizing muscles of the hips or core, poor lumbar spine function, irritated and swollen muscles often from overuse or incorrect training footwear. Start with toes pointing upward- run two strips of tape along either side of the shin. Tear equal strips of tape starting at the lower part of leg and attach one side of the tape to the outside shin tape and bring it up and across at an angle and secure it to the inside shin tape.Repeat until you get to the top of the shin.

If you have any questions or a specific topic for us to cover please contact one of our  Rivervale Physiotherapists.