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This application is for dorsal, or top of the foot pain.

This may be from several causes- though here is a technique you can try.

Positioning for this technique is actually placing the foot in full plantar flexion

(I am just going to use a towel, rolled up)

to allow that full motion of the toes pointing down.

What I am going to have you do is tear off an I-strip,

and tearing off the end of the tape down by the logo to form an anchor-

take that paper backing off without touching the adhesive on the tape if you can

and place that as close to the toes as you can.

Again, this is with the foot in full plantar flexion or pointing position

and from here what you are going to do is take the paper backing off the tape-

going over the top of the foot- laying that down with no stretch.

So neither the anchor, or the middle, or the end of the tape has stretch on it,

your foot is actually on stretch.

Rubbing that tape on just to create a little friction, a little heat, causing that tape to adhere.

From here we can take the foot out of this position.

bring that foot up- if you have some wrinkling on the top of the foot of the tape

that is actually what we are looking for.

Let's tear a second I-strip off of this roll, and from here

what we are going to do is: we are going to tear the paper in the middle.

So once the paper is torn in the middle by stretching the tape

you are going to evenly put tension on the tape.

So using your thumb or forefingers to do that versus pinching

the tape and pulling it- we want nice even pressure.

Place that full-stretch tape across the top of the foot (full stretch)

and go ahead and lay that down- ease off the tension once you are to the side of the foot.

From here you are going to lay that tape down on the bottom of the foot-

no tension on these tails, so again just taking the paper off-

go ahead and rub that on with some paper backing create a little heat,

a little friction- that's to cause that tape to adhere better to the skin.

That is how you would tape for dorsal, or top of the foot pain.

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