N.18. Shoulder Tape for extra support MWM

Start the tape on anterior aspect of humeral head
End the tape at inferior border of scapula

Purpose
to sustain glide force on humeral head

Indications
Painful limitation of active range of glenohumeral abduction and/or elevation

IMPORTANT information and notes:
  • Glide the humeral head in posterior direction while applying tape
  • The tape is crossing the acromion lateral to the A-C joint
  • Apply two layers of tape for maximal effect 
  • To avoid skin irritation use a commercial underwrap to protect the skin from friction and chafing.
  • Use non-stretch sports tape (30 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