Taping and bracing important skill for athletic trainers
Although the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s structure for the domains of athletic training lists taping as only one of several abilities necessary for athletic trainers to function effectively, it is one of the most important, and most visible, skills.
Together in a single package, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third
Edition, and Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, capture
the art and science of taping and bracing through detailed explanations,
spectacular images, and clear video demonstrations.
The premier text for athletic taping and bracing is now revised in a stunning third edition. Athletic Taping and Bracing retains its emphasis on the techniques most commonly used by athletic trainers and therapists while integrating the science of anatomy and injury mechanisms with the practice of athletic taping and bracing. Plus, the third edition expands on traditional taping by including methods for rigid strap taping and elastic kinesiology taping.
As part of the this book and DVD package, the Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, book includes more than 480 full-color illustrations and photos, providing invaluable visual aids for both students and professionals. These include superb three-dimensional anatomical images from Primal Pictures. The photos that depict taping sequences feature tape with darkened edges that enable readers to distinguish the layers and patterns of the tape applied in each step.
With its concise anatomical descriptions and detailed anatomical illustrations similar to those normally found in advanced texts on anatomy, the book clearly highlights the mechanisms of injury that are crucial for understanding effective taping and bracing. The text thoroughly discusses and illustrates the general principles of taping and bracing for each major joint and body region. The third edition adds step-by-step instructions for 10 additional techniques, including Kinesotaping and strap taping techniques for gastrocnemius strains, Achilles tendinitis, and arch problems; knee, quadriceps, and hip problems; shoulder and elbow hyperextension laxity; epicondylitis; and wrist and hand issues. The book also features newly added instructor resources consisting of an image bank and testing checklists to help students master the taping procedures.
The text covers the 46 most frequently applied taping and bracing procedures in clinical practice, some of which are broken down into as many as 16 steps. It illustrates procedures for fabricating protective pads and orthotics, and it details the dos and don’ts of taping and bracing. To emphasize rehabilitation as well as prevention, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, also presents basic stretching and strengthening exercises for injury rehabilitation. These exercises, presented and illustrated for each body part, focus on flexibility, strength, and proprioception. Combined with the taping and bracing procedures, the exercises will help rehabilitated athletes maintain strength and flexibility and safely return to play.
To complement the book, the Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, is included in this special package. The DVD brings the book to life by visually demonstrating 32 specific procedures. Each procedure is shown in its entirety without disruption. The taping procedure is then shown again to highlight the key steps of the procedure and includes close-ups and correct positioning of the athletic trainer and athlete, making the demonstrations easy to follow. Perrin also demonstrates how to cut, tear, and remove tape.
Expanded from the previous Sport Taping Basics DVD, the second-edition DVD demonstrates 19 recommended taping procedures for common injuries to the lower body (ankle, foot, leg, knee, hip, and thigh) and 13 procedures for the upper body (shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb, and finger). Incorporated into those procedures for the second edition are 11 new strap taping and elastic kinesiology taping techniques. You can select the specific taping procedure you want to review from the DVD menu, making it fast and simple to find the procedure needed.
Together, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, and Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, capture the art and science of taping and bracing through detailed explanations, spectacular images, and clear video demonstrations. Working individually or in tandem with one another, the book and DVD stay in step with current NATA competencies and practices and offer top-quality instruction. With all this, Athletic Taping and Bracing, Third Edition, and Sport Taping Basics DVD, Second Edition, are the premier instructional taping resources in the athletic training field.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Taping and Bracing
Anatomy as the Foundation to Taping and Bracing
Role of Taping and Bracing
Knowing the Sport, Athlete, and Injury
Preparing for Taping
Applying and Removing Tape
Chapter 2. The Foot, Ankle, and Leg
Achilles Tendon Strains and Tendinitis
Arch Strains and Plantar Fasciitis
Chapter 3. The Knee
Collateral and Cruciate Ligament Sprains
Patellofemoral Joint Pain
Chapter 4. The Thigh, Hip, and Pelvis
Hip and Thigh Contusions
Chapter 5. The Shoulder and Arm
Acromioclavicular Joint Sprains
Chapter 6. The Elbow and Forearm
Epicondylitis of the Humerus
Chapter 7. The Wrist and Hand
Tendon Ruptures and Avulsions
About the Author
Basic Taping Skills (Tearing, Cutting, and Removing Tape)
1. Acute Ankle Sprain
2. Ankle—Closed Basketweave
3. Ankle—Open Basketweave
4. Ankle—Achilles Tendon
5. Ankle—Longitudinal Arch and X-Arch
6. Ankle—Kinesiology Taping for Gastocnemius, Achilles, and Arch Problems
7. Ankle—Strap Taping Arch Alternative
8. Foot—Great Toe Sprain
9. Foot—Bruised Heel
10. Leg—Shin Splints
11. Knee—Collateral Ligament and ACL Sprain
13. Knee—Strap Taping Patellar Medial Glide
14. Knee—Strap Taping Knee Hyperextension Block
15. Knee—Kinesiology Taping for Anterior Knee or Quadriceps Problems
17. Hip—Kinesiology Taping for Hip Problems
18. Thigh—Quad Strain
19. Thigh—Hamstring Strain
Students pursuing a career in athletic training, athletic therapy, or
physical therapy; also an ideal reference for professionals in reviewing
or learning taping and bracing techniques.
David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA, is provost and executive vice
chancellor and professor of kinesiology at the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, where he previously served as dean of the School
of Health and Human Performance. Before going to Greensboro, Perrin
directed the athletic training education program at the University of
Virginia from 1986 to 2001. His awards from the National Athletic
Trainers’ Association include the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished
Educator Award, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, the
William G. Clancy Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research,
and induction into the NATA Hall of Fame.
Perrin is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a
fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
For 13 years, he was also a member of the NATA Professional Education
Committee, helping to write the guidelines for accreditation of both
undergraduate and graduate athletic training education programs. In
2011, Perrin was elected a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’
Association. He was editor in chief of the Journal of Athletic
Training from 1996 to 2004 and was the founding editor of the Journal
of Sport Rehabilitation. He is author of Isokinetic Exercise and
Assessment and Athletic Taping and Bracing, editor of the
third edition of The Injured Athlete, and coauthor of Research
Methods in Athletic Training.
In his free time, Perrin enjoys traveling, exercising, and vacationing
at his lake cottage in Vermont.
“The book's greatest value lies in its simplicity. It provides
readers with the techniques and information that they will use regularly
in clinical practice.”
Doody's Book Review (5-star review)
“Overall, the book provides an excellent learning opportunity
in basic taping and wrapping techniques, with illustrations that are
easy to follow.”
Physical Therapy (review of second edition)
“The strengths of the text are its stepwise instruction of
application of taping procedures and the use of Primal Pictures
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (review of second