I’m Chris Harper, and with me is Makayla, and we’re here to demonstrate an application for wrist pain. This is when you have pain generalized in the back of the wrist or just over the wrist area. Some causes may be from working for prolonged periods on a computer, overuse in sports, landing on an outstretched hand, or carrying heavy loads. KT Tape helps treat this condition by relieving pressure to reduce pain, relaxing associated muscles, and may increase circulation.
For this application we’re going to position the wrist with hand down, in a neutral or slightly flexed position. For my First piece, I’m going to take off a full strip. I’m folding that in half,.
And on the folded ends, we’re going to cut rounded corners. Rounding the corners helps prevent the tape from getting caught on clothing. I’m going to take my first piece, I’m going to twist and tear the backer paper right in the middle, and peel that back, being careful not to touch the adhesive part of the tape. This can affect it’s adhesion. So we’re going to place this on the back of the wrist with eighty percent stretch. What I’m going to do.
Is stretch that out a hundred percent, and back that off just a little bit. I’m going to place that down, and without going fully around the wrist, I’m just going to pinch that off so it’s adhered well. Then I’m going to apply the tail ends of the tape with absolutely zero stretch. So I’m just applying that down and peeling that paper off. Make sure that’s stuck. And then take this one off with absolutely zero stretch.
For my remaining piece that I cut, I’m tearing that in the same manner, twisting and tearing the paper and peeling that paper back. I’m going to apply pressure nice and evenly with my thumbs, avoiding pulling the paper with my thumbs in the middle, but more like this. And we’re going to apply at eighty percent , so stretching fully and then backing off a little bit. And just put that down on the wrist.
And pinch off those ends. The reason I do this is I don’t want to form a tourniquet around the wrist. So that’s why we’re not using one full piece, were actually using two half pieces to do this. I’m going to lay these ends down with zero stretch just like I did with that first piece. So I’m just taking that backing paper off and laying those ends down.
Very carefully with the no stretch. Okay. For the third part of this, I’m going to take another full strip. This time I’m going to find the logo end of the tape. I’m going to twist and tear the backing paper to form an anchor on the end. Again I’m being very careful not to touch the adhesive of the tape. We’re going to place the wrist in a flexed position.
Active Release Technique
ARTÂ® provides both diagnostic and therapeutic value and is an invaluable tool in treating patients and athletes alike. Repetitive trauma is rampant in the workplace, whether a patient is sitting at a desk for their day or crawling around in many positions such as is the case for a plumber. The Active Release Technique (ARTÂ®) is a soft tissue movement technique that can treat a variety of problems in the nerves, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Overused muscles can lead to pulls, tears, and microtrauma, causing pain and scar tissue, which prevents muscles from moving freely and traps the nerves. Cumulative Injury Disorder results from acute.
Injury, repetitive injury or a constant pressure or tension injury over a period of time. Range of motion issues, weakness, tingling, and numbness can also result. During an ARTÂ® session, the chiropractor feels for texture, movement, and tightness. The patient is directed to move the affected body parts in particular ways, while the ARTÂ® is performed by the chiropractor. There are hundreds of specific protocols which address specific musclestendons, joint capsules, joint movement, nerve entrapments and more, thereby influencing pain and patient function in a positive manner. Treatments are generally comfortable, but due to different regions of tightness or muscle.
Adhesions, it is important for the chiropractor to maintain tissue tension that is not uncomfortable, yet is effective. Patient tolerance is vital and constant feedback should be considered. ARTÂ® could be a helpful therapy to treat knee problems, back pain, tennis elbow, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, headaches, and sciatica. ARTÂ® releases scar tissue adhesions and treats muscles that are overused. The potential for numerous nerve entrapments exists in both the upper and lower extremities. Lengthening a muscle in one direction while sliding the nerve in the opposite direction, through myriad techniques, can have profound effects in anywhere from one to four treatments, in many cases.
In the case of a sciatic nerve entrapment near the hamstrings, maneuvers such as this help free up motion of the tissues surrounding a very specific point where the nerve may be adhered to the surrounding muscle or fascial tissue. In the case of carpal tunnel syndrome, the repetitive insults that have caused irritation to the median nerve may be relieved with specific protocols by the certified chiropractor. In the case of a common ankle strain, it is important to address the ligaments as well as the muscles on the outside of the leg. The muscles are commonly injured as well, yet are often overlooked.
Adhesions or gait problems can lead to irritation and subsequent pain to the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. Gently encouraging tissue length under load may provide quick relief. It is necessary to address numerous muscles that influence toe and foot movement during our gait cycle.