An Illustrated Guide To Taping Techniques

Principles and Practice

By

  • Thomas Hewetson, MSc Sports Injury and Therapy, BSc(Hons)Osteopathic Medicine, Diploma Osteopathy, PG Dip Sports Injury and Therapy, PG Cert Sports Science, Principle osteopath of the Osteopathic Clinic Ltd
  • Karin Austin, BPT, BSc
  • Kathryn Gwynn-Brett, BSc, PT
  • Sarah Marshall, BSc, PT

This successful and acclaimed guide has now been fully updated and expanded in its second edition. Injuries arre a constant problem in sporting life and often require immediate, on-the-spot action ot alleviate pain and limit further damage. this book addresses the two most essential elements of effective taping - reconition of injuries and applicaiton of tehcniquees.

Accessible, portable and easy to use, the book is organized into two sections: the first covers taping supplies and their use, taping objectives, guidelines, basic pathology and key taping strategies; the second shows taping techniques in precise, step-by-step stages illustrated by color photographs. Techniques are further illustrated by physical demonstration in the DVD accompanying the book.

Good taping is a matter of practice, but this book goes further than simply showing HOW to tape - it explores the reasons WHY we tape, and the therapeutic effect it has on the physiology, neurophysiology, biomechanics, neuromusculoskeletal system and psychology of an individual. The possible adverse reactions to these systems are also covered, as well as dermatological adverse reactions.

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Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3482-5


Table of Contents

Section 1

INTRODUCTION

1 TAPING SUPPLIES

2 TAPING OBJECTIVES

3 GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TAPING

4 BASIC PATHOLOGY

Sprains chart * Strains chart * Contusions chart

5 KEY TAPING TECHNIQUES

Anchors * Stirrups * Vertical strips * Butterfly or Check-rein * Locks * Figure-8 * Compression strips * Closing-up strips

Section 2

6 FOOT AND ANKLE

Toe sprain * Longitudinal arch sprain * Ankle sprain: prophylactic * Ankle sprain: contusion: acute * Ankle sprain rehabilitation - basic lateral * Ankle sprain rehabilitation – adaptation strips (Fanned stirrups - Heel locking figure-8 - Reverse figure-8)* Ankle sprain: advanced techniques for isolated ligaments (Anterior talo-fibular - Calcaneo-fibular - Posterior talo-fibular - Deltoid - Anterior inferior tibio-fibular) * Calf contusion / strain * Achilles tendonitis /strain * Peroneus longus * Tendonitis / strain * Tibialis posterior tendonitis / strain

7 KNEE AND THIGH

Medial collateral ligament (MCL) * Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) * Patello-femoral pain * Quadriceps contusion * Adductor strain

8 SHOULDER AND ELBOW

Acromio-clavicular joint * Elbow hyperextension

9 WRIST AND HAND

Wrist hyperextension * Thumb sprain * Finger sprain

10 EPILOGUE

Glossary

Bibliography

List of “T.E.S.T.S.” charts with page numbers

Index