Taping and Bandaging

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Taping and Bandaging

Preventative Taping

  • Taping: application of non-elastic, strapping/bandages to a joint area to protect, support or strengthen the joint during movement
  • Is a combined preventative/prophylactic measure
  • To prevent an inversion sprain: allows flexion but not inversion/eversion
  1. Positioning: stabilise the shaved ankle in the dorsi flexion position
  2. Anchors: the first is 15cm, above the joint, the second (overlapping by half) below
  3. Stirrups: from the anchor on the inside (medial) under the arch of the foot and to the lateral side. Two.
  4. Extra anchors: to secure the stirrups
  5. Figure sixes: tape the inside anchor then down under the sole. Then over the sole a few times then back up to outside anchor. Do this 2-3 times
  6. Heel locks: begin on inside of heel, tape across the top of the foot and underneath the heel. Extend around the back of the heel and across the top of the foot. Twice.
  7. Close down: begin at the lateral anchor, wrap down the leg then figure 8 under the foot and around the ankle
  • Should undertake strengthening exercises as well as taping
  • The tape pulls at the skin to make the athlete aware of when the joint is overextending
  • Eg taping a volleyballer’s fingers to prevent dislocation
  • Maintain even pressure but do not restrict circulation

Taping For Isolation of Injury

  • Used to isolate/immobilise the joint + limits movement
  • Therapeutic taping: taping so that an athlete can do body conditioning exercises during rehabilitation/recuperation

Bandaging For Immediate Treatment of Injury

  • For RICER: use compression bandaging
  • Can secure to another body part
  • Aims: to control bleeding, apply pressure, immobilise

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