Objective: Reduce the load on the Achilles tendon.

Application: The foot should be held slightly stretched while applying the tape (talipes equinus). Two tape “anchors” should be applied – one around the lower leg just below the knee, and one around the forefoot behind the toe pad (A). A strip of tape should be cut which is 10 cm longer than twice the distance between the two anchors. The strip should be folded in the middle and stuck together leaving it double thickness and only half as long. One end is taped on the back of the anchor below the knee, and the other end taped to the anchor under the sole (B). The ends of the strip are folded around the respective anchors, and are fixed with the help of a further anchor. The strip will then be able to act as a kind of “extra Achilles tendon” (C).