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How to treat neck pain - Trapezius and Levator Scapulae pain - Kinesiology Taping

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http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk/courses/kinesiology-taping-for-the-athlete-masterclass/ John Gibbons a sports Osteopath and lecturer for the Bodymaster method is demonstrating how to apply kinesiology taping for upper trapezius and levator scapulae, the pain could also be originating from the cervical spine, facet joints, and even the cervical disc. Interested in learning these techniques then look on http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk John Gibbons lectures 10 specific courses in Physical therapy and is also the Author of the highly successful book and Amazon No 1 best seller, called 'Muscle Energy Techniques, a practical guide for physical therapists'. John has also written 2 more books, one is called 'A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping' and this comes with a complimentary DVD and the other book is called; 'Vital Glutes, connecting the gait cycle to pain and dysfunction'. These books are available to buy now through my website http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk/books/ or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk
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Luna Light (1 month ago)
Thank you! I need this.
John Gibbons (25 days ago)
Thanks for watching and thanks for the comments, i think we all need some of this....regards JG
TAYA (1 month ago)
Nice ass
Dr.John Ribu (2 months ago)
Dear Sir, How to apply tape for shoulder hiking patients.ie. Reverse scapulohumeral rhythm patients
Huh Jung hoon (6 months ago)
Thank you so much for these Kinesio Taping videos. It's been super helpful. I was wondering... how long can you apply these tape for treatment? If pain occurs is it ok to tape everytime? or if the pain isn't treated through taping for a certain time it's better to not applied them more?
Huh Jung hoon (6 months ago)
Thanks for the reply.
John Gibbons (6 months ago)
You can leave the tape on for 3-5 days and yes you can wear every time but it might be worth seeing someone like me to see why you have the pain. Good luck, regards JG
Stana Stana (1 year ago)
Hello!How long is that one piece please? Thank you for answer.
Dede Vaughn (1 year ago)
I have Ankylosing Spondlitis and I'm kyphotic and fused from C1 to T12. My trapezous muscles hurt all the time from trying to hold up my head and correct posture. I have tried many things. It's constant pain and my arms go to sleep all the time. I can lie down in bed and within 5 seconds my arms and hands start to tingle. Could this help someone that is completely fused and kyphotic?
John Gibbons (1 year ago)
Hi, thanks for the message and regarding AS, the taping technique is worth a try as it might give you some pain relief. Regards JG
Erica Ladd (1 year ago)
I recently have sustained a trap injury. .. on the exact same side as the model, and pain in the exact same spot!! My pain continues to radiate up the neck behind the ear and into my head. ..i was having migraine like headaches for 4 days straight after this injury anf nothing I took would take the migraine away!! I still am having alot of sensations in the head (like brain spasms). .. is this normal due to this type of injury?
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Bobby Samra (1 year ago)
I just came really hard
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Hermieke Panhuis (2 years ago)
Hello John,I've had an car accident, about 4,5 months ago. Havin a whiplash now (which i'm treated for). I'm working in daycare with children from 3-16 years old. All are physically disabled. It's heavy work, now troubeling with stress and heavy headaches coming from my upperneck. (c1 or c2, not sure which one)Is easy taping an option for me, for more rest and support for my muscles? And which muscles would you advice to tape?My physiotherapist is a bit sceptic, but i really want to try, just dont know the way to go.Greetings from Holland,Hermieke
John Gibbons (2 years ago)
Tricky one to say what the actual cause of your symptoms are - I would try and see an Osteopath or chiropractor to make sure that the cervical spine is not responsible for your pain. Good luck
Hermieke Panhuis (2 years ago)
Which technique would you advice then?I'm treated for the actual cause, so now i'm looking for the best way to handle the pain/symptoms. Thankyou!
John Gibbons (2 years ago)
Its worth trying my technique first to see if the pain settles, remember I am showing you how to treat the SYMPTOMS of your pain, not to treat the actual cause and you have already mentioned why you have the headaches and stress......!! good luck, JG
Darrian Washinger (2 years ago)
Hi John, I've been having pain in my Levitor scapulae for about a year now. I've seen the chiropractor, but nothing seems to be working. the past two nights I've woken up with excruciating pain in my shoulder. Do you think KT is the way to go?
Junior Martinez (7 months ago)
Darrian Washinger I feel your pain right now
DENIZ AYTEKIN (1 year ago)
I forgot to mention an other book "lock foot syndrom". It is in norwegian but may be it can be found in english as well. Biomechanics is interesting :)
DENIZ AYTEKIN (1 year ago)
Hello! I have read these interesting comments. Have just taken a course with Ann Cools in Oslo where the theme was shoulder rehab. The things you mention here sounds logical. We must also consider the weak LT lower trapezius as well since it balances the UT and LS and new studies show that LT must be trained in order to hava balance for the shoulder function :) Thanx for the information about your glutes book :) Best regards from Turkey and Norway
Felipe Peixoto (1 year ago)
Apperently I suffer from this same issue, I was reading what you guys were chating about, and it did ringed some bells to me. I have with discomfort on my scapula, traps, neck, shoulder for some years now, all this in my left side, which is the side where my leg is 1,5cm smaller. I had seen some doctors and physiotherapists since then, the doctors just told me to strenghten my shoulder (I'm kind of muscular, it doesn't seem right to me). The physiotherapists did TENS, myofascial release, all those things worked, but just for some days or hours... I feel like my left scapula is a little loose (but I have good mobility and stability on it). I feel it loose specially when I run, so every time I run, the muscles around the scapula are stiff and with pain... Should I be looking to my glutes in order to over with this?? PS: My left lat is a little tight. (sorry about my english, I'm brazilian). Thank you!
John Gibbons (2 years ago)
Thanks for the message and pleased you enjoyed reading the Glutes book and that it answered some questions for you. I do consider an x-ray is the best way to measure leg length discrepancy and 1mm is nothing to worry about. I do think Glute activation exercises could be worth doing before some types of cardiovascular training as I am sure it can help long term. Good luck
Candice Jacobs (2 years ago)
Hello John, is this application recommended for support of injuries to cervical spine (C4-C6) disc displacement and stenosis? I am a tennis coach, teaching again privately, part-time after being hit by a car on my bike and no surgery is rec as yet. I used KT tape for my ankle and Achilles in past successfully on my own. I am being treated with PT and ART ongoing, with addition of yoga practice for trauma.
John Gibbons (2 years ago)
It is worth trying as might help reduce the cervical spine pathology even though it wont get rid of the issue, it will only help to reduce the symptoms. Good luck, JG
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Bethany Anista (2 years ago)
Neck pains are the worst! Personally I have these awesome neck pillows http://amzn.to/1Pvgd7S that help me out, what do you guys use? I'm looking to buy supplements that helps with this pain. Anyone can help?
Andres Chinchilla (2 years ago)
Can i take a bath with the tape on ? Or do i have to take it off every time ?
KidsPlanet (2 years ago)
Love to watch all of your vids
Sophie x (3 years ago)
Hello, I was in a car accident in December 2014 and I have damaged my trapezius muscle and have pretty much constant pain on my shoulder. I have done physiotherapy and have seen no improvements so I will be referred somewhere else but I was wondering if you've got any ideas on what will help? Thanks
Curtis Hanson (3 years ago)
I have horrible pain in my levator scapulae and upper trap and goes down to bottom part of shoulder blade middle... my left shoulder is inflamed and twice the size as the right side and pushed forward noticeably will this help fix this? any reccomendations?
Kevin Schmidt (1 year ago)
Curtis Hanson Perhaps the feeling that the pain goes down the scalpulae could be a trigger point. but the other things I have no idea.
John Gibbons (3 years ago)
+Curtis Hanson The tape will help off load the pain but it won't fix the problem, go and see someone like me if you can, good luck!
Robert's Take (3 years ago)
I go to my chiropractor to get my neck adjusted I work at a office for 8 hours everyday I notice that my left side of the back of my neck gets small spasms or it kind of twitches I stretch but wanted to know if this would help keep the muscle stretched a bit more for me  What do you think John
John Gibbons (3 years ago)
+Wisdombylearningtruth :) I am sure this tape will help as you can leave on for a few days, so worth a try, good luck!
Dana Whitestein (3 years ago)
I dont know what it is but i can watch these taping videos for hours lol. Its hypnotising and so relaxing. Its weird.
John Gibbons (3 years ago)
Thanks for the comments
Ruby Rocha (4 years ago)
I've had this pain for years , do you think the tape will help?
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Its worth a try and if no help then see an Osteopath or Chiropractor as it might be a next issue
Slavic Affairs (4 years ago)
This is exactly where my pain comes from. I've had physiotherapy and it didn't help me. So that's all or is there any faster way to recover, I haven't been able to train for 6 months or so. Thanks for sharing!
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Thanks for the comments
WonkyPenguin (4 years ago)
I have pain in my upper left trap (it almost goes up that side of my neck). However I only feel the pain when doing dips. Not whilst performing the rep, but once the pressure is removed at the end of the set. Is there anything to stretch the upper trap/neck or do you have any idea what this could be?
windstorminator (3 years ago)
You might have scapular instability and also some scapular winging. Pretty much I assume the pain comes at the lowest part of the movement. You need to do assisted dips cause you're probably using muscles that you shouldn't be aka traps and your scapula can't stabilize and it's cause your shoulder blade aka scapula to come out and up
kkvv singh (4 years ago)
Hey buddy, I'm suffering from neck & shoulder pain from many years ...I consult a lots of doctors but no one was able to find the main problem they give me lots of tablets but not worked...I consult pysiotherapist for this problem but that leads to me lots of pain...  Is this taping method should really work for me...?
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
It is worth trying but it sounds like you need an MRI scan to see exactly what structures are responsible for your pain. Good luck
misstwistedtwinkle (4 years ago)
MASSIVELY USEFUL! Thanks for posting this, i'm new to using the tape and will be showing this to a friend to apply it for me. I've been suffering with injury in this exact place for a week and hoping the tape helps me :)
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Thanks for the comments
Jakker Green (4 years ago)
I usually dont pay much attention to the subject but she has beautiful body, and thanks for the vid
Ridgedog B (2 years ago)
+Jakker Green I'm a physiques guy and that was the first thing that came to mind.
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Thanks and yes she does
Emin KIZILOLUK (4 years ago)
Good video.I have pain on my left root of spine of scapula also my arm and my hand pins and needles 
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Sounds like it is a nerve root problem rather than a muscular problem
bonanzatime (4 years ago)
That's a very pretty back.
John Gibbons (4 years ago)
Thanks and I agree
davinche14 (5 years ago)
Another informative video! *Subscribed*
Ashley Blanner (1 year ago)
does this help the muscle to stay in place?

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