This video demonstrates how to tape for arch support. The low dye strapping can be used for plantar fasciitis, shin splints or heel pain.
Follow along as we show you an arch support taping method, which, when applied correctly, can reduce plantar fascia pain, shin splints and heel pain.

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looking for some more arch support well in
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today’s taping tutorial we’ll show you
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just how to do it using the modified
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Low dye method. G’Day guys and girls
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Anthony from grandstand clinic today’s
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taping tutorial is all about Arch
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support we’re going to be looking at a
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way to provide our support using tape
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using a method called the modified Low dye
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this is another part in our series of
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taping techniques so if you like what
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you see and you’re interested in taping
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consider subscribing there are many
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reasons why you may consider using tape
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to provide arch support for your
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athlete if you have an athlete who’s
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struggling with shin splints or
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plantar fasciitis you’ll find this
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taping technique is particularly useful
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it’s also useful for the athlete
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who’d prefer not to have an orthotic
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into their shoes or they can’t fit an
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orthotic into their shoes which is often
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the case with modern football boots
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again like any taping technique this is
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open to variation and what we’re going
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to show you today is just one variation
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to provide our support so let’s get
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started our first step is to provide an
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anchor around the metatarsal heads and
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this is usually done with the elastic
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tape to allow the foot to spread under
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load
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[Music]
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from here we’ll place an anchor going
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down the inside of the foot around the
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heel and securing it to the lateral side
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of the foot
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[Music]
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we’ll then apply a series of cross
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bridges running from the outside of left
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foot to the inside of the foot and is
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securing on the arch you can fan these
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out a little bit as you progress up to
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the foot to make sure you cover
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underneath the arch once I get up
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towards the metatarsal head I’ll usually
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make my last one longer and attach it
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right down over the top of the foot and
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this will hold the taping a little bit
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more secure
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[Music]
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again lock down all the ends of the tape
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using a stirrup running from medial to
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lateral
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[Music]
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to further strengthen our support we can
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place a sling which runs from the
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outside of the foot under the arch
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around the heel back under the arch and
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onto the medial side of the foot
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[Music]
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repeating this with the tape to ensure
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that the arch is very well supported
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[Music]
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finally as we do with all taping jobs
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finish with a locking strip to hold all
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the ends of tape secure use your hands
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to press down on the tape to ensure you
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get good adhesion so there you have your
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modified Low dye taping for arch support
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one thing to keep in mind is when the
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athlete first puts his foot to the floor
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he’ll feel the tape really tight across
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his metatarsal heads keep in mind that
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the tape will stretch as he starts to
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exercise so that tightness should
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resolve as soon as they start moving
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again feel free to modify the taping to
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suit the comfort and the needs of your
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athlete as you experiment with
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combinations for your athlete you’ll
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find the right amount of support which
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is achieving what you’re after namely
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giving better arch support to the
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athlete during their athletic
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performance what ways could you think of
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to modify this taping to increase the
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support or make it more comfortable for
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your athlete again if you liked what you
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in the next video
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