Therapeutic Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions explores a range of taping techniques that can be used by physical and sports therapists, and manual therapists. Embedded in a scientific context and supported by current evidence-based practice and research, this practical text is structured around the quadrants of the body and is highly illustrated - each technique is also demonstrated on the accompanying DVD.
Many manual therapists use taping techniques as an adjunct to their treatments. Taping is a relatively easy treatment modality that is portable and can be used in a variety of settings from the sporting field to the private practice or hospital ward.
This text will appeal to professionals wanting to expand their treatment techniques and students developing their expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
- Introduction to therapeutic taping
- Review of the principles and effects
- Precautions and preparation procedures
- Upper body
- Lower body
- Spinal conditions of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, pelvis and sacroiliac joint (SIJ)
- Soft casting techniques
Brown, Mark APA Sports Physiotherapist, Fellow, Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FASMF), Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy Bond University
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Mark is an Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Sport Physiotherapist, a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
He is currently the Executive Officer of the Sports Medicine Australia Queensland Branch, and also holds adjunct academic positions as Associate Professor in the Griffith Health Institute at Griffith University and Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.
His previous positions include the Executive Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Association New South Wales Branch and the Director of Physiotherapy for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mark's international sports event experience as a Sports Physiotherapist also includes the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, as well as numerous other national and international events.