K.16. Knee tape to sustain tibial internal rotation after MWM

Start the tape on posterior lateral aspect of fibula. The uper edge of the tape lies over patella tendon (2 cm below knee cap)
End the tape on posterolateral femur

Purpose
to sustain effect of tibio internal rotation MWM

Indications
-Painful and/or restricted knee flexion (or extension) movement or patellofemoral pain
-Often helpful after knee replacements

IMPORTANT information and notes:
  • Apply tape while client stand with foot slightly internal rotated, knee slightly flexed (5-10 degrees) and femur externally rotated, to increase tape tension
  • Tension needs to be maximal
  • Use two layers of tape for maximal effect (with equal tension) 
  • To avoid skin irritation use a commercial underwrap to protect the skin from friction and chafing.
  • Use non-stretch sports tape (50 mm) with underwrap (to avoid skin reaction)  
  • Never leave the tape more than 48 hours
  • If there is any irritation remove the tape immediately.
  • Ensure that after taping the provocative movement is less painful and ROM is improved.
  • Ensure NO PAIN, no discomfort