CLINICAL TAPING
INTRODUCTION
Quadriceps

Anatomy

Origin

Rectus Femoris : anterior inferior iliac spine
Vastus Medialis : head of femur to linea aspera
Vastus Lateralis : linea aspera
Vastus Intermedius : the anterior and lateral surfaces of the femur

Insertion

patella, tibial tuberosity

Action

extension of the leg at the knee

Clinical information

Symptoms

a painful or weak knee, knee pain worsened by walking down stairs, chondromalacia patellae with the pain in the anterior aspect of patella, or patello-femoral pain syndrome

Related muscle

hamstring

Taping

Required Tape : 5cm, Y Type
Patient position : Supine Position
How to Tape

Apply the base of the Y strip slightly inferior to ASIS
With the patient's knee fully flexed, tape it along the borders of patella.

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