Pocketbook of Taping Techniques,
Edition 1
By Rose Macdonald, BA, FCSP

Publication Date: 31 Jul 2009
Functional taping is now recognised as a skill which is essential for those involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and many other conditions such as muscle imbalances, unstable joints and neural control. This exceptional new Pocketbook of Taping Techniques is the replacement for the highly successful text which was also edited by Rose Macdonald. It incorporates all the basic techniques vital to the practice of good taping but also includes chapters on new evidence-based procedures written by experts from around the world. To aid in the development of these techniques, this pocketbook demonstrates many new methods which may be used as indicated or modified to suit the clinical situation.

Key Features

  • Structured by body region with highly-illustrated descriptions of relevant taping techniques
  • Covers all aspects of functional taping
  • New techniques to alter muscle activity and proprioception based on scientific evidence
  • Handy, portable size for easy reference in the field
About the author
By Rose Macdonald, BA, FCSP, Consultant in Sports Physiotherapy, Former Director, Sports Injury Centre, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, London, UK
Table of Contents
PART 11. Introduction2. Taping literature update3. Taping for pain relief4. Recent taping techniques to alter muscle activity and proprioceptionPART 25. Foot
  • Turf toe strap
  • Hallux valgus
  • Antipronation taping
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Low Dye Taping
  • Plantar fasciitis support
  • Medial arch support
  • Cuboid subluxation in dancers
  • Heel pain
  • Heel contusion
6. Ankle and leg
  • Acute ankle sprain – field wrap
  • Acute ankle sprain – open basketweave
  • Acute ankle sprain
  • Inferior tibiofibular joint
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle dorsiflexion and rear foot motion control
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendon support – two methods
  • Preventive taping for injuries to the lateral aspect of the ankle joint
  • Closed basketweave taping for the ankle
  • Heel locks for closed basketweave
  • Calcaneal Motion control
  • Superior tibiofibular joint
  • Shin – MTSS offload
7. Knee
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Unload the fat pad
  • Knee support – Crystal Palace wrap
  • Sprain of the lateral collateral ligament
  • Anterior cruciate taping
  • Continuous figure-of-eight wrap for the knee
  • Vastus lateralis inhibition
8. Lumbar spine
  • Lumbar spine taping
  • Frontal plane pelvic stability
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Chronic low-back and leg pain
9. Thoracic spine
  • Thoracic spine taping
  • Thoracic spine unload
  • Winging scapulae
  • Scapular control – Watson’s strap
  • Scapular retraction
  • Serratus Anterior taping
10. Shoulder girdle
  • Shoulder taping techniques
  • Shoulder girdle elevation
  • Acromio clavicular joint congruency
  • Subluxation of acromioclavicular joint
  • Acromioclavicular joint strap
  • Acromioclavicular joint taping
  • Acromioclavicular taping for sport using stretch tape
  • Scapula upward rotation
  • Relocation of the humeral head
  • Multidirectional instability
  • Upper trapezius inhibition
  • Scapula external rotation
  • Scapula posterior tilt
11. Elbow, wrist and hand
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylosis)
  • Simple epicondylitis technique
  • Elbow hyperextension sprain
  • Prophylactic wrist taping
  • Wrist taping
  • Wrist taping
  • Wrist taping
  • Inferior radioulnar joint taping
  • Contusion to the hand
  • Palm protective taping (the Russell web)
  • Protection of the metacarpophalangeal joints for boxers
12. Fingers and thumb
  • Sprained fingers – buddy system
  • Single-finger taping
  • Finger joint support
  • Climber’s finger injury
  • Prophylactic thumb taping
  • Simple thumb check-rein figure-of-eight method
  • Thumb spica taping
13. Spicas and triangular bandagesGlossary
Book details
ISBN: 9780702030277
Page Count: 256
Retail Price : £27.99
Physiotherapists (clinicians and students), sports therapists and medics, podiatrists