Physiotherapy Consultant Neal Reynolds demonstrates a simple taping technique for the patella tendon, also called the Crystal Palace Wrap.
The following guidelines are for information purposes only. We recommend seeking professional advice before beginning rehabilitation. The aim of patella tendon taping is to relieve the strain on the patella tendon. It is suitable for Patella tendonitis and Osgood Schlatters disease.
This simple patella tendon taping technique works by applying a transverse or horizontal force to the tendon with the two twisted strands of tape which changes the angle of the forces transmitted through the tendon. This has the effect of moving the forces away from the painful part of the tendon.