Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729539173, 9780729579179

Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions

1st Edition

Authors: Maria Constantinou Mark Brown
eBook ISBN: 9780729579179
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 5th October 2010

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An easy-to-follow guide and instructional DVD presenting a wide range of therapeutic techniques.

Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions explores a large selection of body taping techniques that can be used anywhere from the sporting field to the hospital ward.

This practical textbook for health professionals works from a scientific framework and is supported by current evidence-based practice and research.

Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions is structured around the quadrants of the body – including upper body taping, lower body taping and taping for spinal conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, pelvis and sacroiliac joint.

Presented in a handy spiral-bound format, this important reference book is clearly illustrated, with each technique also demonstrated on the accompanying DVD.

Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions is targeted at physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists, athletic trainers, sports therapists, doctors and other health professionals wanting to expand their treatment techniques and develop their expertise in treating musculoskeletal conditions.

Key Features

• each technique is underpinned by current evidence-based practice and/or research
• fully illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions
• accompanying DVD demonstrating 80 taping techniques for self-directed learning
• based on body quadrants with anatomical drawings to assist with correct tape placement

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to therapeutic taping
  • Review of the principles and effects
  • Precautions and preparation procedures
  • Upper body
  • Lower body
  • Spinal conditions of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, pelvis and sacroiliac joint (SIJ)
  • Soft casting techniques


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5th October 2010
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About the Authors

Maria Constantinou

Affiliations and Expertise

Secretary IFSPT, FASMF, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Australia

Mark Brown

Mark is an Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Sport Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

He is currently the Executive Officer of the Sports Medicine Australia Queensland Branch, and also holds adjunct academic positions as Associate Professor in the Griffith Health Institute at Griffith University and Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

His previous positions include the Executive Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Association New South Wales Branch and the Director of Physiotherapy for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mark’s international sports event experience as a Sports Physiotherapist also includes the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, as well as numerous other national and international events.

Affiliations and Expertise

APA Sports Physiotherapist, Fellow, Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FASMF), Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy Bond University Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.