The Three Most Common Shoulder Injuries
What are the Benefits of Shoulder Strapping?
- Help to create more joint space
- Relieve stress and pain
- Take pressure off strained muscles
- Lengthen out cramped muscles
Two Practical Ways to Tape Your Shoulder
Follow these steps and learn how to strap a shoulder:
1. Stabilise your shoulder with kinesio tape. You need someone to help you.
Stand up straight and hold your shoulders slightly back and down.
Ask your helper to:
a. Mark out three reference points on the sore shoulder side:
i. The top of your AC joint.
ii. The bottom angle of your shoulder blade.
iii. Just next to your spine, diagonally in line with the first two points.
b. Take a full strip of Elastoplast Kinesio Tape and anchor it on the third reference point.
c. Stretch the strip up towards the first reference point, secure it and smooth down the rest of the strip.
d. Take another full strip of kinesio tape and anchor it on the skin just above the third reference point.
e. Repeat step (c).
2. Kinesio taping for rotator cuff strains. You need someone to help you.
Stand up straight and slightly tilt your head away from your sore shoulder.
Ask your helper to:
a. Take a single length of Elastoplast Kinesio Tape and anchor it on the side of your shoulder, just past the bony top and slightly towards the front.
b. Stretch the strip towards your back, secure it just before your spine and smooth down the rest of the strip.
c. Cut another single length of kinesio tape in half short ways with rounded corners
d. Holding the ends of one half with both hands, stretch out the middle.
e. Apply the middle across the first strip about a third of the way towards the spine and smooth down the ends.
f. Repeat step (d).
g. Apply the second half one centimetre parallel to the first half and smooth down the ends.
Elastoplast: How to strap and support the shoulder summary
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