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A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping For Injury Prevention and Common Medical Conditions, 2nd Ed

A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping For Injury Prevention and Common Medical Conditions, 2nd Ed

by John Gibbons


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John Gibbons is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in sports medicine. This book is a must for any athletic trainer, physical therapist, and athlete involved in the treatment of patients, athletes, or indeed anyone who may present with any type of sports-related injury or common medical condition. This new edition offers self-help techniques to allow the patient to self-treat, where appropriate.

The author guides you, step by step, through the entire process of taping by first marking an area of dysfunction, then preparing and cutting tape, followed by application with variants for specific problems. This book highlights over '60’ specific areas of pain that are identified through individual artistic illustrations that have actually been drawn onto the body, and includes over 40 QR codes to YouTube of practical demonstrations of the key techniques.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781913088064
Publisher: Lotus Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 579,231
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

John Gibbons is a registered osteopath, author and lecturer. He specialises in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching to physical therapists throughout internationally. Gibbons is also the author of A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping, Muscle Energy Techniques, The Vital Glutes, Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint, and The Vital Shoulder Complex.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Acknowledgements 9

List of Abbreviations 10

Glossary of Commonly Used Anatomical Terms 11

Chapter 1 Overview of Kinesiology Taping 13

Introduction 13

History of Kinesiology Taping 15

Kinesiology Taping Method 15

Comparison of Kinesiology Tape vs Conventional Athletic Tape 16

Tape Adhesion 17

Types of Kinesiology Tape 17

How Does Kinesiology Taping Work? 19

How To Use and Apply Kinesiology Tape 21

Benefits of Kinesiology Taping 23

Summary of the Uses for Kinesiology Taping 24

Precautions/Contraindications for Kinesiology Taping 24

Kinesiology Taping Applications 25

The Coloured 'Stars' 29

Taping and Fascial Tissue 29

Chapter 2 Kinasiology Taping Techniques for the Lower Limbs 33

Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain/Fat Pad Syndrome 33

Ankle Inversion Sprain/Peroneal Muscle Strain 35

Ankle Inversion Sprain/Peroneal Stabilisation 37

Self-taping for an Ankle Sprain 38

Achilles Tendinopathy 39

Self-taping for the Achilles Tendon 41

Calf Strain 42

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome/Posterior Compartment Syndrome (Shin Splints) 43

Anterior Tibialis Tendinopathy/Anterior Compartment Syndrome 44

Chapter 3 Kinesiology Taping Techniques for the Knee Joint 47

General Knee Pain/Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 47

Full Knee Taping: PFPS/Patellar Tendinopathy/Osgood-Schlatter's Disease/Bursitis 49

Knee Malalignment Taping Technique 50

Lateral Knee Pain: Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome/Lateral Meniscus/Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) 53

Medial Knee Pain: Medial Collateral Ligament/Medial Meniscus 55

Chapter 4 Kinesiology Taping Techniques for the Anterior/Posterior Thigh 57

Hamstring Tightness/Fatigue 57

Hamstring Strain 59

Rectus Femoris Strain 60

Adductor Strain 62

Chapter 5 Kinesiology Taping Techniques for the Lower Back, Trunk and Pelvis 63

Gluteal and Piriformis Pain 63

Lumbar Spine Pathology 65

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction 67

Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Strain 70

Rib/Intercostal Pain 71

Chapter 6 Kinesiology Taping for the Upper Back, Neck and Chest 73

Mid-Thoracic and Rhomboid Pain 73

Posterior Cervical Pain 75

Cervical Spine: Levator Scapulae/Upper Trapezius Strain 76

Postural Taping 77

Pectoral Strain 80

Chapter 7 Kinesiology Taping Techniques for the Upper Limbs 81

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Supraspinatus, Bursitis and Infraspinatus Pain 81

Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain 83

Biceps: Long Head and Short Head 85

Chapter 8 Kinesiology Taping Techniques for the Forearm. Hand and Wrist 87

Lateral Epicondylitis: Tennis Elbow 87

Medial Epicondylitis and Ulnar Nerve: Golfer's Elbow 89

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 90

Intersection Syndrome and De Quervain's Tendinosis 90

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the First Carpometacarpal (CMC) Joint 92

Chapter 9 Kinesiology Taping Techniques to Control Oedema (Swelling) 95

Lymphatic System 95

Ankle Oedema 98

Knee Oedema 99

Haematoma/Oedema of the Thigh 100

Forearm Oedema 101

Shoulder Oedema 102

Bibliography 103

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