How to Tape a Calf Tear / Strain with Kinesio Tape | Strapping Tape

How to Tape a Calf Tear / Strain with Kinesio Tape | Strapping Tape


G’day, My name’s Fergus. I’m a physio
at Fit As A Physio. This is some taping techniques I use to prevent and treat injuries. Alright
this is Jacob. He’s had a grade II calf tear. It’s at he most common location, the
musculo tendonous junction of the medial head of his gastrocs. We’re going to put some
Kinesio Tape on his calf, primarily just to remind him that he’s got the calf tear,
just so he doesn’t do anything stupid this afternoon. I’ve got some pre-cut strips
of Kinesio, I’ve rounded the corners. I’m anchoring it onto his heal, applying about
half of the available stretch. I just want to come over that medial head of his gastrocs.
Rubbing it on so it sticks. Just for a bit of extra support, I’m going to put an extra
strip on, just over the lateral head of his gastrocs. I can probably put a bit more stretch
on. So really just following the anatomy of the muscle. This is the 5cm tape and that’s
it, – Kinesio taping for a calf tear.

4 comments on “How to Tape a Calf Tear / Strain with Kinesio Tape | Strapping Tape

  1. Fergus Tilt Post author

    Yep, this is good if you want an elastic taping that won't restrict movement.
    If you'd prefer more support you could try rigid tape. Search: How to Tape Achilles Tendon with Rigid Sports Strapping Tape

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