Taping the Back & Hips
- Taping The IT Band -- Instructions on How to Tape the IT Band at the Hip
- Taping the Back -- How to Apply Kinesiology Tape to Your Mid and Lower Back
- Taping the Hip Flexors -- Provide Your Hip Flexors with Additional Support & Protection
Whether you have lower back pain, an IT Band injury or a hip flexor strain, taping can help provide support for your muscles, tendons and ligaments. The best way to go about taping your back and/or hip(s) is to tape the area that feels painful.
When you apply tape to your skin, it makes the skin more rigid and provides outside support for your soft tissue. Tape may be most effective when worn during activities that cause strain and pain. For example, sitting and working at a desk, lifting heavy objects, etc.
Taping your back can help to improve your posture and reduce tension. If you engage in exercise or sports, make sure you tape your back beforehand. This will decrease your risk of re-injury if you have soft tissue damage.