AC Joint Separation Step-by-Step Taping Guide & Video

Welcome to our AC Joint Separation step-by-step taping guide, in this guide you will require just two tapes to follow the three steps in this guide.


Applied to prevent acromio clavicular pain, visible separation or limited shoulder range of movement.

Step 1

Fixing tape is applied in a cross shape, the first from the top of the shoulder down the side of the arm.

Step 2

The second goes from the front of the shoulder and then down the back.

Step 3

Zinc oxide is then applied in the same order but with a stretch being applied from the top of the shoulder down towards the arm and then the second from the front of the back to the shoulder.

If more of a stretch is required a second piece of zinc oxide can be used.

Alternatively a video tutorial is also available.

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