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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: William Henry Hartman, MEd, PT, ATC (Medical College of Ohio School of Allied Health)
Description: This book presents a comprehensive look at the benefits, purpose, and general techniques of taping and wrapping for sport. Basic anatomy, injury recognition, and treatment are also discussed in relation to taping.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive guide to athletic taping/wrapping for athletes and sports medicine patients. This book serves as a functional teaching manual with specific techniques and diagrams. This in-depth look at taping allows the authors to provide information that cannot be included in general athletic training/sports medicine books.
Audience: Intended for student athletic trainers, this book would also be useful to physical therapists and physicians who provide coverage for sports teams. The authors are credible and provide a multidisciplined approach.
Features: The book includes excellent, clear illustrations on anatomy, and specific, step-by-step taping/wrapping techniques. The resource/reference section is expansive with sections on common terms/definitions; reading materials and the athletic training profession.
Assessment: This is a very useful and practical book for athletic training s students and other sports medicine professionals. It provides step-by-step instructions on specific taping techniques as well as the background needed to understand the objectives/foundations of athletic taping.