Runner’s Knee (PFP) Taping Techniques for Pain Free Exercise

I’ve just stumbled across this excellent video from my friend @DrChrisBarton, in which he demonstrates a relatively simple taping technique that runners can use to manage Patellofemoral Pain (Runner’s Knee) symptoms.

As Christian says in the video; this kind of technique is often excellent for providing immediate reduction in pain during exercise.

While we know that exercise based rehabilitation is the way forward in terms of conquering Runner’s Knee in any athlete, sometimes the painful symptoms preclude the sufferer from being able to perform their knee rehab exercises.

Using the type of taping techniques shown in the video above, we can enable the injured athlete to successfully complete their rehab workouts, facilitating the faster return to full training.

In some situations, we can also use this type of taping as a temporary fix to help a injured runner get through an important race.

If you’re currently struggling with Runner’s Knee (PFP), feel free to try the techniques shown in the video. Let us know how you get on…

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About The Author 

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.



  • What were the two different types of tape he used?

    • Hi Alex,

      This is what you need…

      • What are the strategies for keeping this tape on during Florida hot weather profuse sweating…

  • Could this taping work for QUAD TENDINOPATHY which has been diagnosed by MRI. Experiencing medial knee discomfort when knee is slightly flexed in sitting position. Thanks in advance.

  • It’s quite a lot more complicated than basic k taping often seen. Is this for established cases of PFP or is it useful to prevent if you have a tendency to develop sore knees after an event.
    I ask as I am running a half marathon this weekend at Oulton Park and am using the 3 piece taping method to see me through, and hopefully achieve a PB. I could do a non randomised non blind trial and use one technique on one leg and the other on the contra lateral side!
    Thanks James, love the site and articles…..

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