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Phone: 704-769-0166   /   Email: info@activeintell.com

 

Taping Instruction

End-to-End Taping Method:

Start by rounding the corners of the tape (reduces the risk of the tape ends getting caught on clothing). Remove tape from the backing and apply one anchor tab to the skin with no stretch. Apply the center of the tape with the desired degree of stretch, peeling backing away as you go, when the opposing anchor tab is reached, remove the backing and apply with no stretch.  The active ingredients will start to work 30-60 minutes after applying the tape.  Some lines such as the Repair & Recovery (menthol & capsaicin) line may be felt shortly after application and the sensation can be felt up to 8 hours after application.

Center Taping Method:

Start by rounding the corners of the tape (reduces the risk of the tape ends getting caught on clothing). Remove the backing from the center of the tape, leave the anchor tab backing attached, apply the tape from the center of the application area with the desired degree of stretch then remove the backing on the anchor tabs and apply to the skin with no stretch. The active ingredients will start to work 30-60 minutes after applying the tape.  Some lines such as the Repair & Recovery (menthol & capsaicin) line may be felt shortly after application and the sensation can be felt up to 8 hours after application. 

1.

clean & dry

Clean and thoroughly dry the body surface to be taped. Ideally apply tape to a clean, dry, hairless surface.

2.

round the corners

Rounding the ends of the tape reduce the risk of the tape getting caught on clothing.

3.

Tear the backing paper

Tear the backing paper 2 inches from the end of the tape to create your first anchor point (end of the tape).

4.

apply the stretch

The stretch factor is determined by applying your first anchor point and adding tension to the tape (stretch factor) till the desired amount of stretch is reached.

5.

enjoy

Apply the second anchor point and rub to set the adhesive.  Enjoy the heating & cooling relief.

Less stretch is more!

25% stretch or less is recommended with AI Tape 

1. Neck Taping

The neck should be flexed forward with the chin pointing towards the chest.  Use a 10 inch strip and place the first anchor point 1 inch to the right of the spine on the mid back.  Apply 25% stretch to the tape and place the second anchor point on the neck before the hairline (when hair is up).

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Neck in flexed position with chin pointing towards the chest

2. Neck Taping

The neck should be flexed forward with the chin pointing towards the chest.  Use a 10 inch strip and place the first anchor point 1 inch to the left of the spine on the mid back.  Apply 25% stretch to the tape and place the second anchor point on the neck before the hairline (when hair is up).

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Neck in flexed position with chin pointing towards the chest

3. Neck Taping

The neck should be flexed forward with the chin pointing towards the chest.  Use a 10 inch strip and use the center taping method to apply 25% stretch over the point of pain.  Anchor the tape on the shoulders or upper back depending on the point of pain with no stretch.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Neck in flexed position with chin pointing towards the chest

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

1. Shoulder Taping

Allow the arm to hang down next to the body in a relaxed position with the palm facing the body.  Apply the first strip with the anchor point half way up the arm.  With 25% stretch follow the deltoid up the arm and anchor the tape on top of the shoulder. 

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Arm is relaxed to the side of the body

2. Shoulder

Allow the arm to hang down next to the body in a relaxed position with the palm facing the body.  Apply the second strip with the anchor point to the inside of the first strip anchor point half way up the arm.  With 25% stretch follow the arm and anchor the tape on top of the shoulder going around the inside of the shoulder. 

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Arm is relaxed to the side of the body

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

1. Elbow Taping

Keep the elbow in a 90 degree position and place a 10 inch strip with the first anchor point starting on the forearm.  Apply 25% stretch and tape along the inside of the arm/elbow joint with the second anchor point finishing on the back of the arm 3 inches from the elbow. 

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Elbow in 90 degree position

2. Elbow Taping

Keep the elbow in a 90 degree position and place a 10 inch strip with the first anchor point starting on the forearm.  Apply 25% stretch and tape along the outside of the arm/elbow joint with the second anchor point finishing on the back of the arm 3 inches from the elbow on the opposite side of the last strip. 

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Elbow in 90 degree position

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

1. Wrist Stability

Place a 5 inch strip on the wrist with the palm down.  The anchor points will be on top of the wrist.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Wrist is flat with the palm down

2. Wrist Stability

Place a 5 inch strip on the wrist with the palm down.  The anchor points will be on the bottom of the wrist on top of the previous strip.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Wrist is flat with the palm down

3. Wrist Stability

Place a 10 inch strip with the first anchor point on the top part of the hand while the hand is in a flexed downward position.  Apply 25% stretch and apply your second anchor point on the top of the arm before the elbow joint.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Wrist is flat with the palm in a flexed downward position

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

1. Knee Stability

Place knee at a 90 degree angle and apply one 5 inch piece just under the patella (knee cap).  Apply the anchor points with no stretch (ends of the tape).

  • No stretch on anchors

  • Stretch: 50%

  • Taping Method: Center

  • Position: Joint in 90 degree

2. Knee Stability

Apply a 10 in strip with the first anchor point above the knee cap on the thigh. Run the strip down the outside of the knee cap with 25% stretch anchoring the end of the strip under the knee cap on the shin.

  • Remember to never stretch the anchor points

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-End Taping

  • Position: Joint in 90 degree

3. Knee Stability

Apply a 10 in strip with the first anchor point above the knee cap on the thigh. Run the strip down the inside of the knee cap with 25% stretch anchoring the end of the strip under the knee cap on the shin.

  • Remember to never stretch the anchor points

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-End Taping

  • Position: Joint in 90 degree

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

1. Hamstring Taping

The leg should be fully extended and hamstring on stretch.  Use a 10 inch strip and place the first anchor point 2 inches from the buttocks on the top of the Hamstring towards the outside.  Apply 25% stretch to the tape and place the second anchor point 2 inches from the back of the knee.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Toes in flexed position towards the shin

2. Hamstring Taping

The leg should be fully extended and hamstring on stretch.  Use a 10 inch strip and place the first anchor point 2 inches from the buttocks on the top of the Hamstring towards the inside.  Apply 25% stretch to the tape and place the second anchor point 2 inches from the back of the knee following the Hamstring down towards the inside of the leg.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Toes in flexed position towards the shin

  • Active Ingredients will start to enter the bloodstream or be felt topically within 30 minutes

3. Hamstring Taping

The leg should be fully extended and hamstring on stretch.  Use a 6 inch strip with the center taping method and apply horizontally over the point of pain or fatigue with 25% stretch. 

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Extended leg with the hamstring on stretch

1. Calf Taping

Be sure to put the calf on stretch and leg straight.  Apply a 10 inch strip with the first anchor point 2-3 inches below the calf muscle.  With 25% stretch apply the tape up the calf placing the second anchor point 1 inch under the back of the knee.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Calf on stretch and leg straight

2. Calf Taping

Be sure to put the calf on stretch and leg straight.  Apply a 5 inch strip over the point of pain or fatigue using the center taping method.  With 50% stretch apply this piece and remember to never stretch the anchors of the tape.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 50%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Calf on stretch and leg straight

1. Achilles Tendon Taping

Flex the foot so the toes are pointed towards the shin.  Apply a 10 inch strip and the first anchor point under the foot on the heel.  With 25% stretch apply the tape up the tendon placing the second anchor point on the leg below the calf.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 25%

  • Method: End-to-End

  • Position: Toes in flexed position towards the shin

2. Achilles Tendon Taping

Flex the foot so the toes are pointed towards the shin.  Apply a 5 inch strip over the point of pain on the Achilles Tendon using the center taping method and applying a 80% stretch.

  • No stretch on the anchors

  • Stretch: 40%

  • Method: Center

  • Position: Toes in flexed position towards the shin

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