Physiotherapy Taping Techniques

Taping is a very effective treatment to help you get better. At Susan Quin Physiotherapy, I can tape your injured joint or muscle to support and protect it and to facilitate healing.


Taping can be used to:

  • Protect an existing injury
  • Improve athlete confidence
  • Prevent injury
  • Restrict the movement and strain of injured joints or muscles
  • Compress soft tissue to reduce swelling 
  • Support the injured joint or muscle to protect from re-injury 
  • Taping can support and stabilise the joint or muscle to facilitate exercises
  • Correct faulty biomechanics
  • Inhibit muscle action
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve joint proprioception (knowing where your ankle is for example)
  • Improve joint stability
  • Facilitate normal movement, muscle action and posture

Types of Tape Used by Physiotherapists:

Sports or Athletic Tape which is rigid often used as strapping to restrict movement, e.g. Zinc Oxide Tape

Elastic Tape which is less rigid and has a bit of give but creates some compression

Kinesiology Tape which is elastic and supports muscles as they move

Tubigrip is used for swelling

Under-Wrapping Tape to protect your skin

Can You Teach Me to Tape Myself?

I can teach you to tape during treatment and I can also tape before important events, e.g. matches or races

Common Physiotherapy Taping Techniques Used:

  • McConnell Taping of the Knee-cap to decrease knee pain
  • Mobilisation with Movement Taping to facilitate movement
  • Tape to offload the Shoulder to allow neck movement
  • Tape to stabilise a subluxing shoulder to prevent dislocation, e.g. playing rugby
  • Tape to offload the Achilles Tendon to decrease heel pain and plantar fasciitis
  • Tape to support the fingers and thumbs to prevent injury, e.g. playing basketball
  • Tape to support a sprained ankle
  • Tape to support a ligament sprain of the knee
  • Tape to offload a muscle tear, e.g. hamstring

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