Kinesiology Taping for Rehab and Injury Prevention: An Easy, At-Home Guide for Overcoming Common Strains, Pains and Conditions

Kinesiology Taping for Rehab and Injury Prevention: An Easy, At-Home Guide for Overcoming Common Strains, Pains and Conditions

by Aliana Kim

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Widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers, kinesiology tape provides incredible support while simultaneously stretching so your body can perform its normal range of motion. Now you can utilize this amazing material at home. Simply buy a roll at your local drugstore and follow the taping methods described in this book to reduce pain, rehab an injury and get back in the game.

Providing clear step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, the author shows how to tape the most common injuries and conditions anywhere on the body:
• Neck pain
• Frozen shoulder
• Bicep strain
• Tennis elbow
• Wrist sprain
• Tight IT band
• ACL/MCL sprains
• Achilles tendinitis
• Ankle sprain
• Plantar fasciitis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612435824
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Aliana Kim is a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, biologist, CrossFit trainer, CrossFit, and has completed all four levels of Kinesio Tape practitioner training. In her spare time she enjoys lifting, swimming, hiking, snowboarding, adventure racing and reading. Aliana currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Table of Contents

What Is Kinesiology Taping? 9

Chapter 1 Basic Terms 12

Chapter 2 Before You Begin 21

Chapter 3 Basic Kinesiology Techniques 24

I Strip Technique 24

Y Strip Technique 25

Fan Cut Technique 25

Web Cut Technique 26

Star Technique 26

Donut Hole Technique 27

Chapter 4 Face & Neck 29

Headaches 30

Jaw Pain 31

Nasal Congestion 32

Neck Pain 33

Chapter 5 Shoulder & Chest 35

Frozen Shoulder 36

Rotator Cuff Impingement 38

Shoulder Instability 39

Upper Shoulder Sprain (Acromioclavicular Joint) 40

Tight Pectoralis Major Muscle 42

Chapter 6 Back & Trunk 44

Back Sprain (Erector Spinae Muscle Strain] 45

Lower Back Sacroiliac Pain 46

Rib Cage Sprain (Costochondral) 47

Postural Correction (Rectus Abdominis) 49

Hip Pointer Injury 50

Menstrual Cramps 51

Chapter 7 Arms & Hands 53

Wrist Sprain 54

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 56

Laxity of the Elbow 58

Golfer's Elbow 59

Bicipital Tendinosis 60

Brachial Plexus Numbness (Due to Impingement) 62

Triceps Strain 63

Tennis Elbow 65

Bursa 67

Chapter 8 Leg & Buttocks 69

Patellar Tendinitis 70

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain/Discomfort 72

Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain 74

Hamstring Tightness 76

Charley Horse 78

Groin Strain (Adductor Pain) 80

Tight Iliotibial Band with Adhesions & Trigger Points 82

Tight Piriformis 84

Sciatica 86

Quadriceps Contusion 87

Knee Hyperextension 88

Chapter 9 Foot 89

Achilles Tendinitis 90

Plantar Fasciitis 91

Bunion 92

Lateral Ankle Sprain 94

Medial Ankle Sprain 95

Resources 97

Bibliography 98

Index 99

Acknowledgments 102

About the Author 103

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