Kinesiology Taping

Once you’ve got the knack for it, you’ll be astonished at how effective and simple taping can be — all you need is a 2-inch- wide piece of self-adhesive cotton tape.

You’ve probably seen athletes wearing brightly colored tapes at the London Olympics or other sporting events, or even tapes on people out jogging or at your local supermarket. The reason they’re taping is because it’s an incredibly effective way to treat conditions like muscle pain, bruising, bad posture, swelling, strains, sprains, 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 normally, 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.

Everything you need 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.

Book Details

ISBN-10: 
077880481X
ISBN-EAN: 
9780778804819

Price (USD): 
$24.95

Format: 
Paperback
Number of Pages: 
256
Published Date: 
Mar 2014

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