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Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation

Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation

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    Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation presents taping techniques for use on all body areas in both physical therapy and modified athletic training. This easy-to-use reference contains 50 strap taping techniques with Leukotape that help support or control joint mobility and provide greater stability than other methods of taping. Though the text focuses on strap taping for physical therapy, it also includes a variety of sport-related taping and other techniques used in orthopedic rehabilitation. Many of these techniques can also be used or modified for use with neurological and pediatric patients or clients.

    Each taping technique is shown step by step through the use of full-color photographs. In addition, an accompanying DVD provides detailed demonstrations of all tape applications. By referring to more than 200 photos and illustrations with video sequences, readers will experience a dynamic and detailed presentation for learning strap taping techniques.

    Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation follows a regional approach in presenting appropriate techniques for injuries and other conditions for the ankle and foot; the knee; the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic area; the shoulder; and the elbow, wrist, and hand. The text includes a discussion of the types of tape currently used in treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and presents theories on effectiveness of taping. It also details taping precautions, supplies, and guidelines for application so that readers can be confident they are applying the appropriate taping methods to suit the needs of their patients, clients, and athletes. In addition to an explanation of taping techniques, the text includes photos and illustrations of anatomical references and landmarks. Readers will find reviews of functional range of motion, current evidence on the efficacy of taping, screening tools used in determining the appropriate technique, alternative bracing techniques, and case studies illustrating the benefits of effective taping.

    Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for both students and professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training seeking guidance in the proper selection and effective application of strap taping techniques. With full-color photos and video sequences, Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation and the accompanying DVD offer readers a dynamic way to learn and review a range of taping techniques used in treating sport and orthopedic injuries.


    A reference for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other health care and rehabilitation professionals. An upper-level textbook for physical therapy and athletic training students.

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Taping

    Relationship Between Taping and Anatomy

    Types of Tape

    Why Strapping Tape?

    Taping Guidelines

    Taping Application


    Chapter 2. Ankle and Foot

    Anatomy of the Ankle and Foot





    Low Dye

    Cross X

    Navicular Lift

    Subtalar Neutral Stirrup Ankle Support and Modified High Dye

    Calcaneus Inversion Glide

    Calcaneus: Alternative Technique

    Achilles Unloading

    Hypermobile Distal Fibula

    Hallux Abductovalgus (HAV) Bunion Correction

    First Metatarsal–Cuneiform Glide

    Fifth Metatarsal Dorsal Glide

    Fifth Metatarsal–Cuboid Dorsal and Plantar Glide

    Gastrocnemius Unloading


    Case Studies

    Chapter 3. The Knee

    Anatomy of the Knee




    Patellar Medial Glide (Plus Tilt Corrections)

    Patellar Tendon Unloading

    Infrapatellar Fat Pad Unloading

    Pes Anserinus Bursitis Unloading

    Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

    Proximal Fibular Glide

    Tibiofemoral Torsion

    Knee Hyperextension Block

    Tensor Fascia Lata Glide

    Medial Hamstring Unloading


    Case Studies

    Chapter 4. The Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbopelvic Area

    Anatomy of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbopelvic Area




    Postural Taping: Upper Back, Midback, and Lower Back

    Thoracic Vertebra Glide

    Rib Support

    Low Back Hyperextension Limit

    Sacroiliac Approximation

    Ilial Shear, Anterior or Posterior

    Diamond Box Unloading

    Hip and Gluteal Muscle Approximation


    Case Studies

    Chapter 5. The Shoulder

    Anatomy of the Shoulder




    Postural Upper Back

    AC Joint Separation and Clavicle Fracture Correction

    AC Joint Blocking (for Subacromial Impingement)

    Scapula Position Correction

    Inferior Subluxing Shoulder Correction

    Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Protection


    Case Studies

    Chapter 6. The Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

    Anatomy of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand




    Epicondylitis Strapping

    Radial Head Glide

    Diamond Box Unloading

    Ulnar External Rotation Glide

    Ulnar Internal Rotation Glide

    Elbow Hyperextension Varus or Valgus Laxity Block

    Neutral Wrist Strapping

    Wrist Flexion or Extension Block

    Wrist Pain, Radiocarpal Glide

    Fifth Metacarpal Dorsal Glide

    Ventral Ulnar Glide

    Trapezium Glide

    Thumb Block


    Case Studies

    Anne Keil, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist and supervisor of rehabilitation services at the University of Colorado Hospital at Stapleton and Park Meadows Rehabilitation Clinics in Denver. Dr. Keil has worked in a variety of areas, including outpatient orthopedics, neurology, inpatient, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and home health care. Working in facilities or countries that did not have many physical therapy resources, Dr. Keil became interested in taping as a low-cost adjunct to treatment and an effective alternative to bracing.

    Dr. Keil received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2005 from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her BS in physical therapy in 1991 and BS in community health science in 1989 from California State University at Fresno. Dr. Keil is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

    As a reference, this book provides a quality source of information when considering taping techniques for an injury or condition. The explanations of the taping techniques use both written and visual descriptions to help with understanding and application.

    Doody’s Book Review

    "Physical therapists, athletic trainers, and others involved in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions, especially those fresh out of their educational training, will find the text full of good ideas and places to start including strapping tape as part of their approach to athlete and patient care.”

    Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy-- Christopher Geiser, MS, PT, LAT