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An Illustrated Guide - Basics - Techniques - Indications

Kumbrink, Birgit

2nd ed. 2014, X, 247 p.

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  • Hands-on guide to using elastic K-Tape in medical treatment effectively
  • Fully illustrated step-by-step presentation of techniques: 596 photos on 200 pages
  • Covering now 70 frequently seen medical conditions
  • How and why it works: background information on the effects on healing and pain relief processes (physiological, neurophysiological, biomechanical etc.
  • New for the 2nd edition: 20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynecology (including pre- and post-natal)

K-Taping – the successful reference book

Over 16,00 therapists who are already working with the method can confirm, that K-Taping is a unique tool assisting physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, medical doctors, occupational therapists and others, in the treatment of an extraordinary variety of conditions – ranging from musculoskeletal issues (e.g. back pain, muscle tension, joint instabilities) to diverse pain conditions (e.g. migraine or menstrual pain) and even including post-operative lymphatic therapy (e.g. following breast cancer surgery). K-Taping is also established in professional and competitive sport, as a tool for pre-training preparation, prevention and treatment. This practical guide provides all the background information you need, and shows you how to use the specially developed elastic K-Tape most effectively.


K-Taping in theory

-          The special elastic tape’s properties, basic principles and effects

-          The function of K-Taping therapy

-          Fundamentals of K-Tape application

-          Contraindications

K-Taping in practice

-          The four major application techniques (muscle, ligament, correction, lymph applications), each described in detail and illustrated with a clinical case

-          70 particularly common medical conditions, and their treatment using K-Tape applications

-          Each technique illustrated in up to six full-color photos and anatomical drawings

-          Concise step-by-step instruction, covering the specifics of each medical condition, plus additional practical tips

-          At a glance: Memo boxes for each technique, summarizing the main points to remember

New for the 2nd edition

-          20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynaecology (also including pre- and post-natal)

-          Approximately 150 additional colour photographs, to accompany and illustrate instructions

Course companion and reference book – a must have, whether you are currently studying K-Taping, or have already completed certification

-          As a companion to K-Taping training courses and

-          As refresher and reference book for the use of K-Taping in practice

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Gynecology - Neurology - Occupational therapy - Pain therapy - Pre-training preparation - Rehabilitation - Sports physiotherapy - Traumatology

Related subjects » Gynecology - Medicine - Neurology - Orthopedics - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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