Patella Star

This taping application is designed to support the knee and address pain with Kinesio Taping. The advantage of this application over pure support is that in a supportive taping it may be difficult to pinpoint where “pressure” is necessary for improving the pain and disorder of osteoarthritis. In addition, the patellar star application may help control excess flow of fluids, helping to reduce inflammation and pain. I think that you can also do it if you have a lack of support or if there are other obstacles to movement.

Main Symptom Additional Symptom 1 Additional Symptom 2 Taping Difficulty Level Tape Tension Level Tape Cut
Knee Pain Difficulty Standing Swelling tends to collect in the knee Simple Minimal
Tension
Star
Cut

Tape to be prepared:
Kinesio Tex Light Touch+ 5cm×20cm (2-in x 8-in) I-strip 3 pieces (Anterior)

1. Tear back the backing paper near the base of the I-strip. Anchor with no tension below the tibial tuberosity.
2. Steady the base with one hand while gently drawing the skin downward.
Apply the tape straight up to pass over the patella with 20% tension.
Lay down the end with no tension.
3. Place the base of the second tape on the outside of the first tape, below the knee and to one side.
4. Steady the base with one hand while gently drawing the skin downward.
Apply the tape upward at an angle to pass over the patella with 20% tension.
Lay down the end with no tension.
5. Place the base of the third tape on the inside of the first tape, below the knee and to one side.
6. Steady the base with one hand while gently drawing the skin downward.
Apply the tape upward at an angle to pass over the patella with 20% tension.
Lay down the end with no tension.
7. Completed application
(with knee flexed).
8. Completed application
(with knee straight).
Source:

Kinesio Medical Taping For the Mature Adult – 2nd Edition

By KinesioTape

Kinesio® cannot be understood without understanding our story. Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping® Method in the 1970s to fill a void in the treatment options that were available at that time. He was searching for a way to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and prolong the benefits of his treatment after his patients left his clinic. Through his education as a chiropractor, his innate ability to sense internal pain and dysfunction through the skin and his creative therapeutic mind, Dr. Kase was able to develop new methods of treating his diagnoses. Among these methods, Kinesio® Taping industry was born and soon all other therapeutic elastic tape companies built upon Kinesio tape and methods.

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.

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