How to Tape: McConnell Taping (for the Knee Cap)

posted May 1, 2012, 7:31 PM by LASP Team
This is the first video in our "How to Tape" series.
This taping technique is called McConnell Taping. It is used to correct the position of the Patella (knee cap) in certain painful knee conditions.
This taping technique should only be used after consultation with your Physiotherapist and will not help all knee injuries.
Taping Principles:
  • Remove any hair, preferably the day before
  • Clean skin thoroughly, using an alcohol wipe (or similar) to allow firm adhesion of the tape
  • Avoid creases or folds in the tape. These can create pressure points or blisters.
  • Avoid applying taping over edges of bones or promiment tendons. This may cause tape to cut in.

Skin Irritation can be caused by:

  • Tape being too tight
  • Rough removal of tape
  • Leaving tape on the skin for too long
  • Allergic Reaction to the adhesive in the tape

Avoid Skin Irritation by:

  • Good skin preparation and taping techniques
  • Use skin preparation sprays
  • Trial different brands of tape
  • Use hypoallergenic underwrap to avoid allergic reactions
Position yourself:
  • Avoid awkard positions. Look after your back.
  • Have all equipment (tape and scissors) located close to you.
If you would like to speak to a Physiotherapist about your knee, or have your knee assessed, please call us on (02) 4647 3373.