KT Tape: Hamstring Strain

KT Tape: Hamstring Strain


This next application is for hamstring strain or muscle pull-
a pain in the back of the thigh. This next application is for hamstring strain or muscle pull-
a pain in the back of the thigh. This next application is for hamstring strain or muscle pull-
a pain in the back of the thigh. For this application you need to have your hamstring
on stretch or is as comfortable as possible. And to do this at home by yourself you
can bring your leg up, laying on the floor, and resting your heel on the corner of a wall. So, In this stretch position I am going to
have you tear a piece of tape off, and you are going to tear off the anchor point by the logo. And placing that anchor above the sight of pain (higher on
the hamstring), lay that tape down with no tension. And we are going to (hold this portion) peel that part off, and go (with no tension on the tape) around the site of pain. The same thing on the other side going around that
point of pain and rub that on. For additional support and pain relief there is a second portion
of this application you may need help on. We will have you put that hamstring on stretch again- this time I will have you hold that hamstring on stretch. Now I am going to tear another strip of
tape- peeling off the anchor point. And so if this is the site of
pain here, you can actually start with the anchor just off to the side- no tension on that anchor- peel the paper backing off. What I am going to do is – going around that point
of pain I am going to pull the skin towards the anchor- putting medium tension on the tape- and I’m going to lay that tape down on the very tail of
the tape with no tension. Same thing on this part of that Y-strip, I am
going to pull the skin a little towards me as I put tension on the tape- about
medium tension laying that piece down again. Making sure that lands on skin though no tension on that tail
of the tape, and that’s it for that application! Again with muscle strain we recommend slow, progressive
stretching as well as icing after activity.

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