1. Using 5-cm stretch tape, start on the medial side of the foot, proximal to the head of the first metatarsal. Draw the tape along the medial border, around the heel and across the sole of the foot. Finish at the starting point (Fig. 5.21).
2. Repeat the procedure. Start proximal to the head of the fifth metatarsal. Draw the tape along the lateral border of the foot, around the heel and back to the starting point (applying tension as the tape passes over the plantar fascia attachment to the calcaneus; Fig. 5.22).
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