Low Back Decompression Taping

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Low Back Decompression Taping is a unique form of therapeutic taping that helps alleviate pain, improve posture and reduce muscle tension in the lower back. This technique uses a specialized tape to provide a gentle stretch to the spine, allowing it to lengthen and move freely. This provides relief for back pain as well as providing support for the spine. It can also help to correct muscular imbalances, which can reduce pain and help improve overall strength, balance and stability. The tape is

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This is Brent of the Brookbush
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Institute, bringing you another taping
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technique. In this video we're going to do a low back decompression taping. Now
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this taping is meant to help maybe alleviate a little pain, or a little low
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back soreness. It's not necessarily meant to change movement patterns, however it
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does come in handy. The idea behind this taping is to potentially change efferentation,
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the input that is going into somebody's central nervous system, and
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potentially this decompression. The word is implying that we're hopefully
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creating a little bit more space between these layers of fascia, connective tissue
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and skin. Hoping to improve circulation, assist that inflammatory process, and
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assist the healing process. I'm gonna have my friend Melissa come out, she's
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going to help me demonstrate. This taping it's very very simple, I'm going to have
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her go ahead and get into Child's Pose. I want a little bit of flexion in the
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spine.Iif she couldn't get into Child's Pose like this, I could have her just
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hunched over, straight leg at the end of the table like this, and apply the tape.
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Now i am using 4 inch tape, so 4 inch wide tape. You could use two strips of 2
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inch tape if you needed to, but i do like this big daddy tape from Rocktape. I'm
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going to go ahead and measure out just shorter than the width of her back, fold
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over here,
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go ahead cut my tape, remember to round your corners guys. So I'm going to fold
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this in half just like so, around both corners at the same time, there we go. Now
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my next step just go ahead and prep Melissa's clothes here. So I'm going to
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go ahead and lift up your shirt so I can see her low back, and then if her pants
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are coming up too high what I'll usually do is just kind of fold down the top of
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their waistband like so. Now I'm going to fold my rock tape in half. I'm going to
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tear right in the middle of the paper, just by pulling through the elasticity
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of the tape. I'm going to make sure I pull back my paper edges here.
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Sometimes the paper gets a little tricky. Now i'm going to ask Melissa where are
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you feeling pain in your back. So i'm gonna ask her to actually point to the
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segment. Ok so right over where she just pointed to guys, I have my ends like
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this, so my ends are now covered with paper. I want fifty percent stretching
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the tape, so I'm going to go ahead and pull all the way to a hundred percent
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and then back off fifty percent. I'm going to put that tape right over the
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top of where she just pointed her fingers to. I'm going to rub the
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stretched portion in just a little bit, and then I'm going to pull the paper
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ends off. Remember I don't want any any sort of stretch in my anchors alright, so
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the anchors are now stretch free, just like so, and then once again pull
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the tape off this anchor, put the anchor down with no stretch. So that just
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created an area of tape where there's no stretch on the end, stretch through the
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middle kind of pull on everything together, and then no stretch here. And
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like I said, this has a tendency to change the input right. We've given her a
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competing sensory input for her low back that's not pain, that's actually a really
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big thing, and then just the pulling everything together like this might help
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to decompress those layers, helping to improve circulation. Of course the next
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thing I'd have my patient do is go ahead and stand up, let me know how she's
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feeling, feel better, oh yeah, nice all right.
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I'll look forward to hearing about your results, your outcomes, you're going to
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see we're going to use this exact same decompression taping, in some more
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advanced taping techniques that we're going to teach later on. I'll talk with
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you guys soon.