A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping
This book is a must for any physical therapist involved in the treatment of patients, athletes, or indeed anyone who may present with any type of sports related injury, albeit peripheral limbs, trunk and/or cervical spine pain.
This book has also been written for athletes and coaches who want to have a better understanding of how and when to apply these taping principles. Gibbons takes you on an educational journey as he 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. The opening chapter discusses the principles and benefits of the ‘kinesiology taping method’ (KTM), explaining what it is and when and why you would apply it.
A practical guide to treat individual areas of pain.
The following chapters are designed as a practical guide on the application of tape to treat each individual area of pain and dysfunction through the use of pictorial demonstrations; he also gives a few examples of injuries common to each area of pain and the subsequent variations in taping applications. Gibbons has the ability to explain this fascinating, yet not widely understood, subject in a relatively simplistic way that should help every reader develop the ability to apply these phenomenal techniques, with confidence, in any setting.
The Author John Gibbons is a registered sports osteopath, author and lecturer for the Bodymaster Method®.
He specializes in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries, specifically for the University of Oxford sports teams. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy since 1999, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals throughout the UK and internationally. He has written many articles on various aspects of physical therapy, which have been published through companies like SportEx, Federation of Holistic Therapies, Massage world, Positive Health and Sports Injury Bulletin.
“ I’m very impressed, its even better than you said and I will highly recommend it to my fellow osteopaths and massage mates. Also thanks for the personal inscription and I’ve also used my new taping skills on a few patients already and they were full of questions and seemed delighted to have this extra aspect to their treatment.” Lisa Harris, Registered Osteopath and Sports Massage Therapist
This book is unique as Gibbons highlights over ’50′ specific areas of pain that are identified through individual artistic illustrations that have actually been drawn onto the body. A must have on any therapist’s shelf!
” As a chiropractor of 15 years with no previous experience of kinesiology taping I wasn’t sure if the world of taping would be for me, I was wrong. After attending Johns taping course and being impressed by his knowledge and experience on the subject I thought I would give his book “A Practical Guide to Kinesiology Taping” a try. The book is clearly written and well researched, not only covering the taping techniques for different regions of the body but also the contra indications, preparation of tape, application and common differential diagnosis. The DVD (if purchased) reinforces the literature and for someone like me who is visual I found it easier to work out how to position the body for taping by watching the video rather than going through a written description of the movement. That being said there are plenty of pictures to compliment the text in this book and my favourite part of the whole book are the drawings showing the underlying conditions and structures being taped.” David Coltman, Chiroparctor