Using a split roll of 2” white athletic tape, you will now apply teardrop strips. Starting above the ball of the great toe, apply the tape down across the foot and behind the heel. Work the tape around the back of the heel and back up across the arch. Tear the tape over the top of the original starting position. Apply 3-4 teardrops.
Once the teardrops are in place, cover the entire foot with 3” soft elastic tape. You will want to apply a basic heel lock (see ankle tape) to ensure the tape job stays in tact during athletic participation.
Have the athlete strip down to compression shorts or underwear. Then, ask the athlete to put majority of his or her weight on the affected leg with the knee bent to 35-50 degrees.
Using a double-length, elastic bandage (ACE wrap or 3” soft elastic tape), begin the wrap just above the knee and work upwards and diagonally up the thigh. Pull tension on the inside of the leg (“pull and then wrap”). Overlap half of the width of the elastic wrap. Once you cover the groin area, angle the wrap above the opposite hip bone and behind and around the waist….