Athletic taping and bracing

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Taping und funktionelle Schienung fuer Sportler
Author:Perrin, David H.
Published:Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, XI, 120 S., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Book
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199702202827


The book includes concise descriptions of anatomy and detailed anatomical illustrations (of the quality usually found in advanced anatomy texts) integrated with discussions of injury mechanisms and nearly 400 photographs depicting the taping and bracing techniques for each major joint and body region. In chapter 1 the author establishes athletic taping and bracing (hereafter referred to generally as 'athletic taping') within the context of the multifaceted practice of athletic training. The chapter stresses the importance of understanding taping's impact on athletic performance. Students will also learn the necessity of following governing sport organizations' rules for the application of tape and braces. In chapter 2 through 7 anatomy, injury mechanisms, taping and bracing techniques, and associated stretching and strengthening exercises for each region of the body are adressed. Chapter 2 focuses on the foot-ankle-leg complex and, in addition to presenting several techniques for taping, describes how orthotics can accelerate an injured athlete's return to competition. Chapter 3 overviews the knee and describes the instabilities associated with ligament injury, as well as the role of preventive, rehabilitative, and functional bracing in injury management. Chapter 4 concerns the treatment of hip and thigh injuries, and chapter 5 moves on to the anatomy and injury mechanisms for the shoulder and arm. Chapter 6 presents the techniques available to the clinician when treating the elbow and forearm. Chapter 7 serves a similar purpose for wrist and hand injuries while also presenting the method for splinting tendon ruptures in the fingers. aus dem Vorwort