Athletic Taping and Bracing Book/DVD Package-3rd Edition


The premier text for athletic taping and bracing is now revised in a stunning third edition. Athletic Taping and Bracing retains its emphasis on the techniques most commonly used by athletic trainers and therapists while integrating the science of anatomy and injury mechanisms with the practice of athletic taping and bracing. Plus, the third edition expands on traditional taping by including methods for rigid strap taping and elastic kinesiology taping.

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The premier text for athletic taping and bracing is now revised in a stunning third edition. Athletic Taping and Bracing retains its emphasis on the techniques most commonly used by athletic trainers and therapists while integrating the science of anatomy and injury mechanisms with the practice of athletic taping and bracing. Plus, the third edition expands on traditional taping by including methods for rigid strap taping and elastic kinesiology taping.

As part of this book and DVD package, the Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, book includes more than 480 full-color illustrations and photos, providing invaluable visual aids for both students and professionals. These include superb three-dimensional anatomical images from Primal Pictures. The photos that depict taping sequences feature tape with darkened edges that enable readers to distinguish the layers and patterns of the tape applied in each step.

With its concise anatomical descriptions and detailed anatomical illustrations similar to those normally found in advanced texts on anatomy, the book clearly highlights the mechanisms of injury that are crucial for understanding effective taping and bracing. The text thoroughly discusses and illustrates the general principles of taping and bracing for each major joint and body region. The third edition adds step-by-step instructions for 10 additional techniques, including elastic kinesiology taping and rigid strap taping techniques for gastrocnemius strains, Achilles tendinitis, and arch problems; knee, quadriceps, and hip problems; shoulder and elbow hyperextension laxity; epicondylitis; and wrist and hand issues. The book also features newly added instructor resources consisting of an image bank and testing checklists to help students master the taping procedures.

The text covers the 46 most frequently applied taping and bracing procedures in clinical practice, some of which are broken down into as many as 16 steps. It illustrates procedures for fabricating protective pads and orthotics, and it details the dos and don’ts of taping and bracing. To emphasize rehabilitation as well as prevention, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, also presents basic stretching and strengthening exercises for injury rehabilitation. These exercises, presented and illustrated for each body part, focus on flexibility, strength, and proprioception. Combined with the taping and bracing procedures, the exercises will help rehabilitated athletes maintain strength and flexibility and safely return to play.

To complement the book, the Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, is included in this special package. The DVD brings the book to life by visually demonstrating 32 specific procedures. Each procedure is shown in its entirety without disruption. The taping procedure is then shown again to highlight the key steps of the procedure and includes close-ups and correct positioning of the athletic trainer and athlete, making the demonstrations easy to follow. Perrin also demonstrates how to cut, tear, and remove tape.

Expanded from the previous Sport Taping Basics DVD, the second-edition DVD demonstrates 19 recommended taping procedures for common injuries to the lower body (ankle, foot, leg, knee, hip, and thigh) and 13 procedures for the upper body (shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb, and finger). Incorporated into those procedures for the second edition are 11 new strap taping and elastic kinesiology taping techniques. You can select the specific taping procedure you want to review from the DVD menu, making it fast and simple to find the procedure needed.

Together, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, and Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, capture the art and science of taping and bracing through detailed explanations, spectacular images, and clear video demonstrations. Working individually or in tandem with one another, the book and DVD stay in step with current NATA competencies and practices and offer top-quality instruction. With all this, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, and Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, are the premier instructional taping resources in the athletic training field.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher

The book's greatest value lies in its simplicity. It provides readers with the techniques and information that they will use regularly in clinical practice.

Doody's Book Review (5-star review)

Overall, the book provides an excellent learning opportunity in basic taping and wrapping techniques, with illustrations that are easy to follow.

Physical Therapy (review of second edition)

The strengths of the text are its stepwise instruction of application of taping procedures and the use of Primal Pictures illustration.

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (review of second edition)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450426312
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/13/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 143
  • Sales rank: 373,915
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA, is provost and executive vice chancellor and professor of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he previously served as dean of the School of Health and Human Performance. Before going to Greensboro, Perrin directed the athletic training education program at the University of Virginia from 1986 to 2001. His awards from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association include the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, the William G. Clancy Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, and induction into the NATA Hall of Fame.

Perrin is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. For 13 years, he was also a member of the NATA Professional Education Committee, helping to write the guidelines for accreditation of both undergraduate and graduate athletic training education programs. In 2011, Perrin was elected a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He was editor in chief of the Journal of Athletic Training from 1996 to 2004 and was the founding editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. He is author of Isokinetic Exercise and Assessment and Athletic Taping and Bracing, editor of the third edition of The Injured Athlete, and coauthor of Research Methods in Athletic Training.

In his free time, Perrin enjoys traveling, exercising, and vacationing at his lake cottage in Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Taping and Bracing

Anatomy as the Foundation to Taping and Bracing

Role of Taping and Bracing

Knowing the Sport, Athlete, and Injury

Preparing for Taping

Applying and Removing Tape

Chapter 2. The Foot, Ankle, and Leg

Ankle Sprains

Achilles Tendon Strains and Tendinitis

Arch Strains and Plantar Fasciitis

Morton’s Neuroma

Great-Toe Sprains

Heel Contusions

Shin Splints

Foot Orthotics

Chapter 3. The Knee

Collateral and Cruciate Ligament Sprains

Knee Braces

Knee Hyperextension

Patellofemoral Joint Pain

Chapter 4. The Thigh, Hip, and Pelvis

Hip Strains

Thigh Strains

Hip and Thigh Contusions

Chapter 5. The Shoulder and Arm

Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains

Glenohumeral Sprains

Arm Contusions

Chapter 6. The Elbow and Forearm

Elbow Sprains

Elbow Hyperextension

Epicondylitis of the Humerus

Chapter 7. The Wrist and Hand

Wrist Sprains

Thumb Sprains

Finger Sprains

Tendon Ruptures and Avulsions



Basic Taping Skills (Tearing, Cutting, and Removing Tape)

Lower Body

1. Acute Ankle Sprain

2. Ankle—Closed Basketweave

3. Ankle—Open Basketweave

4. Ankle—Achilles Tendon

5. Ankle—Longitudinal Arch and X-Arch

6. Ankle—Kinesiology Taping for Gastocnemius, Achilles, and Arch Problems

7. Ankle—Strap Taping Arch Alternative

8. Foot—Great Toe Sprain

9. Foot—Bruised Heel

10. Leg—Shin Splints

11. Knee—Collateral Ligament and ACL Sprain

12. Knee—Hyperextension

13. Knee—Strap Taping Patellar Medial Glide

14. Knee—Strap Taping Knee Hyperextension Block

15. Knee—Kinesiology Taping for Anterior Knee or Quadriceps Problems

16. Hip—Spica

17. Hip—Kinesiology Taping for Hip Problems

18. Thigh—Quad Strain

19. Thigh—Hamstring Strain

Upper Body

20. Shoulder—Separated

21. Shoulder—Spica

22. Shoulder—Kinesiology Taping Shoulder Laxity

23. Elbow—Instability

24. Elbow—Hyperextension

25. Elbow—Kinesiology Taping for Elbow Hyperextension Laxity

26. Elbow—Epicondylitis Strapping

27. Wrist—Hyperflexion and Hyperextension

28. Wrist—Extension Wrist (Strapping) Block

29. Thumb—Sprain

30. Thumb—Kinesiology Taping Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains (Skier’s Thumb)

31. Finger—Sprain

32. Finger—Collateral Ligament

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