Kinesiology Taping The Essential Step-by-Step Guide
Taping for Sports, Fitness & Daily Life - 160 Conditions & Ailments
Once you have the knack for it, you will be astonished at how effective and simple taping can be. All you will need is a 2 inch wide piece of self adhesive cotton tape. I'm sure you have seen athletes wearing brightly colored tapes at the London Olympics or other sporting events, or even tapes on people you see out jogging or at your local supermarket. The reason they are taping is because it's incredibly effective in treating conditions like muscle pain, bruising, bad posture, swelling, sprains, strains, arthritis, menstrual complaints, headaches and even sinusitis.
Tapes are applied directly to the skin and both elastic and non elastic tapes are available. Taping allows the body to heal naturally, reduces inflammation, increases circulation and allows you to begin moving.
Pain caused by a sprained ankle is a very impressive example that shows how effective taping can be. Once the tape has been applied, you will immediately be able to walk relatively normal as the tape prevents the painful direction of movement. The affected limb is guided and supported and you cannot twist your ankle. However, taping does not prevent pain free movements of the foot. This principle can be applied to all parts of the body where injured structures need to be supported and stabilized. Taping protects injured tissues without restricting mobility.
You will find everything you needed to know about how taping works, where tape can be applied and what to do during a practice session is explained through easy to understand directions and step-by-step photos. Taping has been effectively used by millions world-wide, and you don't have to be an athlete to take advantage of its benefits.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
John Langendoen has a MSc in pain management and a bachelor degree in physiotherapy. He is an active proponent of self-taping and over the last 5 years he has been conducting international seminars, presentations and workshops on the subject throughout the world including North America. His experience also includes presentations at international conferences as well as being a member of the medical staff for the Korean National Football Team at FIFA World Cups.
Karin Sertel is a physical therapist and experienced Hand, Manual (Maitland Concept) and Cranio-Sacral Therapist for both children and adults. For over 30 years, she's been a huge advocate for self-therapy in her hand patients and self-taping has become a major component of her hand rehabilitation approach.
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Purchase Kinesiology Taping on Amazon and BetterWorldBooks, visit videos from the authors, Taping for Shoulder Pain, Taping for Knee Pain, and Tend to a Sprained Ankle, available on RobertRose. You can also visit http://kinematic-taping.com/home/ (which is in German).