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Strap Taping for Sports and
Rehabilitation By Anne Keil Short
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 that help support or control joint mobility. 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
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.
About the Author:
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).