Kinesio Taping Application - IT Band

Mar 29th 2021

Kinesio Taping Application - IT Band

IT Band

Designed for support and stability of ITB injuries due to overuse, which can be related to muscle weakness, poor running technique and footwear.


1. Measure and cut 1 I Strip from just below the knee to the hip bone. Remove a small section of the paper backing from the anchor of the Strip and place anchor on the outside of the leg, just below the knee with no tension.
2. Without stretching the tape, peel away the paper backing and apply the strip over the IT Band, ending without tension at the hip. Rub the tape to activate the adhesive
Optional Strip: 3. Measure and cut 1 I Strip. Tear paper backing in the center of the tape and apply 10% - 15% tension, placing directly over the area of pain Lay down the ends without tension. Rub the tape to activate the adhesive.
Note: for a very painful case, the horizontal I strip may be substituted for 2 diagonal strips forming an ‘X’ over the area of pain.
Recommended Tape:

Kinesio Tex Classic

Kinesio® Tex Classic, the tape that launched an industry! Kinesio continues to provide the world famous design that achieved inimitable results for Kinesio Taping® practitioners worldwide. From medical professionals, elite athletes, weekend warriors, soccer moms to everyone (that breaths or moves) Kinesio ® Tex Classic provides a high quality tape that delivers consistent and dependable results.