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Follow this video from our FUNDAMENTALS OF KINESIOLOGY TAPE online course and learn how to apply Kinesiology Tape for BACK PAIN around the lower back in just 2 minutes.
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.