Follow this video from our FUNDAMENTALS OF KINESIOLOGY TAPE online course and learn the Kinesiology Tape back application for BACK PAIN around the lower back. All you need is a roll of Kinesiology Tape, a pair of K Taping Scissors, a partner and 2 minutes of your time.

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  • Measure and cut a Y STRIP from PSIS to the mid-point of the spine.

  • If you’re unsure how to cut a Y STRIP, see our ‘Taping Techniques’ video.

  • Lay the base of the Y STRIP directly over PSIS with no tension.


  • Place the back into lumbar flexion and left side flexion.

  • The most effective way to do this is in 4 point kneeling, however you can also just bend forward in standing if it’s easier.

  • Lay one half of the Y STRIP down along the line of Erector Spinae with no tension.

  • Repeat on the opposite side and return the patient to a neutral spine position.


  • Cut another small strip of tape, measured between the 2 tails of your Y STRIP.

  • Rip the backing paper into 3, and remove the middle section.

  • Stick the tape directly across point of pain with 50-75% tension.

  • Stick the ends of the strip down with 0% stretch, this will help to prevent excessive recoil.

  • Wait at least 30 minutes before exercise.