For many years, sports medicine and health care practitioners have used taping and bracing for both the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries; consequently, specific protocols and techniques have evolved to ensure that the results are functional. With numerous methods available for orthopedic injuries, many texts explore all the applications in a given area or injury and leave readers wondering which one works best or is more useful. Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers: Functional Methods for Application and Fabrication is a collection of some of the most commonly used and most functional taping, wrapping, and bracing techniques for orthopedic injuries.
Andy Grubbs has designed this text to not only show the best method(s) for a given area but also to add another method to each clinician’s bag of tricks. Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers focuses on the most functional and useful methods in clinical settings, and each application is performed in the proper manner to ensure functionality. With the step-by-step instructions, athletic trainers, coaches, and allied health care practitioners will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to understand, reproduce, and master the useful taping techniques. While this book offers material recommendations for each technique, it is important to understand that some taping techniques can be performed with a number of different types of taping materials.
- Includes over 300 images
- Videos accompany each technique to further capture application and assist in technique mastery
- Covers basic anatomy and common injuries for each body region, as well as casting and splint-making techniques
- Offers material recommendations for each bracing and taping technique
Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers: Functional Methods for Application and Fabrication will enhance any athletic training student or clinician’s current techniques along with providing recommended applications for taping and bracing for both prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.
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Chapter 1 Foot and Ankle
Chapter 2 Lower Leg and Knee
Chapter 3 Hip and Thigh
Chapter 4 Shoulder and Elbow
Chapter 5 Forearm, Wrist, and Fingers
Chapter 6 Orthoplast
About the Author
Andy Grubbs, MEd, ATC joined the Hughston Foundation as Director of Athletic Training in June 2010. His primary responsibility is oversight of the 18 graduate assistant athletic trainers who provide medical care to the local area high schools and professional sports teams. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from Valdosta State University in 2001 and a master’s degree in education from Auburn University in 2003. Prior to coming to Hughston, Mr. Grubbs worked at South Effingham High School in Rincon, Georgia, and The University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama.