• Eric Lau

KT tape for Knee

Indication: General Knee Pain, Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome, Patellar Tendinopathy


Technique #1:

  • Sit with the knee bent at 90 degrees and maintain this position during the taping procedure.

  • Cut a strip of K-tape about 3 inches long and 2 strips of K-tape about 5 inches long.

  • Using the 3 inch K tape, apply 75% tension on either side of of the tape. Apply the centre of the tape directly onto the patellar tendon. Release the tension on the tape as you lay down either end of the tape along the side of the knee.

  • Locate the centre point mid length down the front of the thigh. Next, locate the tibial tuberosity which will be a prominent bump below the knee cap. The next 2 strips of K-tape will start at the centre point mid length down the thigh and end at the tibial tuberosity.

  • Apply one of the 5 inch strips to this centre point of the thigh. Apply 25% tension on the K-tape and lay the first half of the tape along the lateral lower half of the thigh. As you approach the knee apply 50 percent tension along the second half of the tape wrapping it around the knee cap. Apply no tension as you lay down the end of the tape at the tibial tuberosity.

  • Repeat this same technique for the medial side of the thigh and knee.

  • Using the backing paper of the tape rub the K-tape and heat activate the glue on the tape.


Indication: MCL/LCL Knee Sprain


Technique #2:

  • Sit with the knee bent at 90 degrees and maintain this position during the taping procedure.

  • Cut 4 strips of K-tape about 5 inches long.

  • Apply one end of the K-tape with no tension along the tibial tuberosity. Apply 50% tension as you wrap the tape around the lateral side of the knee cap and up toward the centre point mid length of the thigh.

  • Repeat the same technique on the medial side of the knee and thigh.

  • Place one end of the K tape along the lateral side of the lower leg. Apply 50% tension on the tape as you apply the strip across the lateral side of the knee. Apply no tension as you lay down the end of the tape along the lateral thigh. This strip of K-tape will help support the LCL (lateral collateral ligament) ligament and provide you more stability.

  • Repeat the same technique on the medial side of the knee to help support the MCL (medial collateral ligament).

  • Using the backing paper of the tape rub the K-tape and heat activate the glue on the tape.


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