John Gibbons is a sports Osteopath and a lecturer for the 'Bodymaster Method ®' and in this video he is demonstrating how to apply Kinesiology Tape for a patient that presents with a swollen knee. Want to learn how to apply Kinesiology Tape and other Physical Therapy CPD Courses then look on http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk
John 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 2 books are available to buy now through my website http://www.johngibbonsbodymaster.co.uk/books/ or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk
John now offers Advanced Training in all aspects of Sports Medicine to already qualified therapists in manual therapy to 'Diploma' Level. You need to have attended all of his Physical Therapy Courses before the diploma is awarded. His venue is based at the idylic venue of Oxford University, home of the first four-minute mile by Roger Bannister.
I had an ACL surgery 7 weeks ago and have a lot of swelling around the patella to the extent that it is not visible. Will this tape help? How long should I wear it For? In which position do I keep my leg after applying the tape.
Thanks for all the help.
This technique will help for the swelling and you can also look at my other kinesiology taping for the knee joint as they will help as well. I would leave the tape on for 3-5 days, a day or two rest and then reapply. Hope that helps, regards JG
Hi! I get random knee effusion with minimal pain about 1-2 times a year, and I've just tried this technique to reduce the swelling. It feels better immediately! It's so empowering to take care of this myself and not have to seek a physician's help to (painfully!) drain my knee. Thank you!!
Why do you not put any stretch on the tape? I thought you are supposed to stretch it, I'll have to read more about it. I've got very worn medial meniscus on both knees and swellings below, that a doctor said was brown fat, it's tender underneath the swellings. I applied K tape to see if it will improve lymphatic drainage, do I not stretch it? I want to try and get rid of the lumps and ease knee discomfort. Do I leave the tape on for as long as it will stick on? It was still on at 5 days or does it lose its effectiveness?
Helen in order to obtain a draining effect do NOT stretch the tape. Apply it with zero tension on the bend knee, so when you will extend the knee the tape will form many many micro ondulations and cause a vaacum effect
I went to a Lymphoedema clinic today and showed my swollen knee to clinician who put kinesiology tape in this fan pattern - I had immediate if not total relief and whereas I was unable to bend my knee enough to wash my feet this morning, this evening my knee is bending much further and without pain. I'm amazed quite frankly.
+John Gibbons hey, got me knee with the swelling taping technique you showed, feels good. im about 10 days post surgery and def making some progress, can walk pretty good. flexion still a little limited. i am flat footed, what other things should i look to be proactive for future? gait? muscle tightness in what part etc?? to prevent meniscal pressure
John Gibbons hi john, I had partial meniscectomy of left for suspected tear of poster medial meniscus (haven't see him post op, but full weight bearing as tolerated was prescribed) I'm 5th day post op and I'm doing my ROM exercises and weight bearing. There is swelling still, any other taping technique you recommend during my rehab or?
Thank you :) Trying now! Had a lateral release and meniscus cleanup 2 1/2 months ago. Still swollen and I am a fitness instructor, so not very good! Hope it works...also tried your medial meniscus technique!
Hi John. Could you advise me on how to tape a hematoma on the clavicular fibres of the pectoralis major? The point of pain is on the spot inferior to the clavicle where the clavicular head is. Could I use two fan strips, anchor them on either side of the nipple (1-2cm away from the nipple) and cross over the point of pain? Thanks a lot.
Hello this video is the best 1 out for this, quick question I am 4 weeks post op of ACL reconstruction and double meniscus repair. My knee still has slight swelling in and my hamstring keeps tearing (scar tissue) is it advisable to use K tape on both of these areas post ACL treatment?? Thanks
+Brad whiston Thanks for the great comments, as long as you have swelling then this technique is one of the best to help reduce the swelling and pain, but you can also try the other 2 techniques I have for general knee pain and full knee taping. Good luck
Hi! Great tutorial!
I just have one question for you: Can you appy two different techniques of applying kinesio tape on the same joint?
I want to apply kinesio tape on my knee to stimulate lymphe drainage (so it will hopefully reduce the swelling in my knee) But I also want to apply a different technique of kinesio tape to support my patella. Is it possible to apply both techniques on top of each other?
I tried searching the internet but couldn't find the information I needed. Hope you can help me out!
Hi, I have a 'full knee taping' technique on here and also a 'general knee taping' and both will stabilise the patella and also assist in removal of the swelling, so try one of them first rather than mixing two techniques and see how it feels. Good luck, regards JG
I worked two months ago to the anterior cruciate ligament and also to the internal collateral ligament using a plastic device type "coker-arnold" and the knee swelled up, this kind of technique is recommended for my problem?
how long I have to cut the strips and how do I get them?
thank you very much!
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