Inhibitory upper trapezius tape

Upper Trapezius Inhibition Taping

Tape applied firmly across the fibres of a muscle has been proposed to decrease the activity of a muscle (Morrissey 2000). A number of studies have tested this hypothesis, mainly by applying rigid tape firmly, perpendicular to the direction of the muscle fibres over the upper trapezius (Fig. 4.1) and the vastus lateralis muscles (See Fig. 4.2) (Cools et al 2002, Janwantankul & Gaogasigam 2005, Morin et al 1997, Selkowitz et al 2007, Tobin & Robinson 2000). A study using an isometric...

Functional instability

Inferior Humeral Head Osteophyte

Freeman et al (1965) seem to be among the first to describe functional instability as 'a term . . . to designate the disability to which the patients refer when they say that their foot tends to give way'. Although once of secondary importance to mechanical problems, there is now more interest in the concept of functional instability of the ankle and the role of taping and bracing to alleviate it. As a result, for many years authors have investigated the role of taping and bracing on the...

Acute ankle sprain open basketweave

Acute ankle sprain - inversion eversion. Provide a more rigid support to a recently sprained ankle. Adhesive spray, underwrap, foam padding, 3.75-cm tape. Sitting with the foot and ankle over the edge of the plinth in neutral position. 1. Spray area - apply a single layer of underwrap, spray foam pads, allow to get tacky, then apply around the medial and lateral malleoli. 2. Apply a half anchor to the leg about 10 cm above the malleoli and another around the foot posterior to the metatarsal...