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What are the methods to apply for heel lock bandage?

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How do I apply a heel lock bandage. Our chiropractor has told me to do this for my husband daily.
Posted Wed, 23 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Anchor, stirrup, Spur , Basket weave, continues..

Detailed Answer:
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Please follow the following methods to apply for heel lock bandage.
1.Shaving the area
2. Cleaning the area by using a tape remover to remove the body oil.
3. Covering any rashes or wound with a non-stick wound pad.

1. Joints are normally strapped in their “at rest” position.
2. Do not use the limb to pull against when getting the tape off the roll.
3. Hold the roll in one hand and pull the tape off with the other hand, then apply gently OR cut off the required number of strips of the correct length before you start applying.

Basic Techniques.

1. Anchor - provides a firm base to attach the other 38mm or 50mm tapes.
2. Stirrup - a vertical “U” piece of tape, supporting either side of the ankle.
3. Spur - a horizontal stirrup that holds the ankle in position.
4. Basket-weave - Stirrups and spurs in half overlapping layers to build a pattern.
5. Locking straps - short circular tapes to cover all exposed skin and lock down the tape job.
6. Foam padding - used to fill in hollows, compress swelling and pad sensitive areas.
7. Figure of six - to support and reinforce one side of the ankle. Starts as a stirrup and crosses to form a six.
8. Interlocking sixes - the over-lapping tapes provide excellent support to one side of the joint.
9. Half-Heel Lock - 38 or 25mm rigid tape is applied over the
finished tape job to firmly lock in the ankle joint.
10.First Half-Heel Lock - the tape makes a ‘U’ to lock in one side of
the heel.
11. Second Half-Heel Lock - opposite to the first. Supports the other
side and further restricts ankle movement.
12. Figure-8 Bandage - used with a compression bandage for RICER.
13. Figure-8 - also used with a 75 or 50 mm elastic bandages for
strong support.
14. Spica - the thumb Spica is a repeated figure 8 in 25 mm rigid or
elastic tape.
16. Elastic and Rigid Tape Together - a combination of an Elastic
Adhesive Bandage and Rigid Strapping Tape provides optimal
17. Full Heel Lock In 75mm Elastic - another way of over wrapping rigid
tape for firm support. It is like two half heel locks without stopping.
18. Spiral taping - (white tape) complete the over wrapping technique to
completely encase the Rigid Tape.

Wathch the video and read the pdf file for further use.‎
WWW.WWWW.WW au/wp-content/uploads/Ankle-strapping1.pdf‎

Hope this helps.
Please reply for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
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