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K Taping
Kumbrink
Editore
Springer
Anno
2012
Pagine
203
ISBN
9783642129315
50,00 €
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  • Hands-on guide to using elastic K Tape in medical treatment effectively
  • Fully illustrated step-by-step presentation of techniques: 450 photos on 200 pages
  • More than 50 frequently seen medical conditions covered
  • How and why it works: background information on the effects on healing and pain relief processes (physiological, neurophysiological, biomechanical etc.
Birgit Kumbrink's bestselling guide to K Taping - finally available in English! This richly illustrated hands-on guidebook features a highly successful therapeutic approach to treating orthopedic, traumatological and many other conditions. It serves both as a perfect companion to training courses and as a reference book and refresher for health care professionals who have completed their training. A brief introduction to the basic principles of K Taping, the special elastic tapes used and the method’s history is followed by 7 chapters highlighting treatment techniques and their application to 50 frequently seen conditions. Each is featured on a double page with up to five color photos, brief instruction, practical information about symptoms, dosage, progress to be expected and tips regarding variations of techniques. As the benefits of K Taping in enhancing the effects of other conservative care and surgical treatments are getting more and more appreciated, Birgit Kumbrink's “K Taping – An Illustrated Guide”, developed by Germany based K Taping Academy, has rapidly established itself as the ultimate reference book for therapists and clinicians in an ever expanding range of medical disciplines.

VII
1 The K-Taping Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 From Theory to Therapeutic Methodology . . . 2
1.2 The elastic stretch K-Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.2.1 Indications of inadequate tape quality . . . . . . . 4
1.2.2 Tape with pharmaceutically active ingredients . . 5
1.3 User and areas of application . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.4 Training for K-Taping Therapists . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.5 Cross-Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.6 Basic functions and effects of K-Taping . . . . . . 6
1.6.1 Improvement of muscle function . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.6.2 Elimination of circulatory impairments . . . . . . . 7
1.6.3 Pain reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.6.4 Support of joint function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1.7 Application and removal of the tape . . . . . . . 9
1.8 Contraindications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
1.9 Color theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
1.10 Diagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2 The Four A pplication Techniques
. . . . . . . . 13
2.1 Muscle applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.1.1 Muscle function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.1.2 Mode of action of the K-Taping . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.1.3 Executing the application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.2 Ligament applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.2.1 Ligament applications (Ligamenta) . . . . . . . . . 17
2.2.2 Ligament applications for tendons . . . . . . . . . 21
2.2.3 Space tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.3 Corrective applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.3.1 Functional correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.3.2 Fascia correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2.4 Lymphatic applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2.4.1 Causes of lymphostasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2.4.2 Mode of action of lymphatic applications . . . . . 31
3 Muscle A pplications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3.1 Muscle applications for the upper extremities . 37
3.1.1 Trapezius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3.1.2 Deltoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
3.1.3 Biceps brachii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
3.1.4 Triceps brachii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3.1.5 Infraspinatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
3.1.6 Extensor carpi radialis longus muscle . . . . . . . . 47
3.2 Muscle applications for the trunk . . . . . . . . . 49
3.2.1 Pectoralis minor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
3.2.2 Pectoralis major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
3.2.3 Rectus abdominis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
3.2.4 External oblique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
3.2.5 Internal oblique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
3.2.6 Iliacus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Contents
3.2.7 Intrinsic back musculature (erector spinae),
application for the lumbar region . . . . . . . . . . 61
3.3 Muscle application for the lower extremities . . 63
3.3.1 Adductor longus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
3.3.2 Rectus femoris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
3.3.3 Biceps femoris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
3.3.4 Semimembranosus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
3.3.5 Gluteus maximus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
3.3.6 Tibialis anterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
3.3.7 Extensor hallucis longus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
4 Ligament A pplications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
4.1 Ligaments and tendons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
4.1.1 Collateral ligaments of the knee . . . . . . . . . . . 79
4.1.2 Patellar ligament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
4.1.3 Achilles tendon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
4.1.4 Lateral collateral ligaments of the ankle joint . . . 85
4.2 Special form of ligament application:
spacetape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
4.2.1 Spacetape pain point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
4.2.2 Spacetape Trigger point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
5 Corrective A pplications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
5.1 Functional correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
5.1.1 Patella correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
5.1.2 Scoliosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
5.1.3 Spinous process correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
5.2 Fascia correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
5.2.1 Fascia correction of iliotibial tract . . . . . . . . . . 99
5.2.2 Inflammation of the superficial pes anserinus . . 101
5.2.3 Frontal headache . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
5.2.4 Anterior shoulder instability . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
5.2.5 Hallux valgus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
6 Applications for S pecific Indications . . . . . . 109
6.1 Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
6.1.1 Tinnitus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
6.1.2 Migraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
6.1.3 Whiplash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
6.1.4 Temporomandibular joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
6.2 Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
6.2.1 Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) . . . . . . . . . . . 119
6.2.2 Asthma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
6.2.3 Scoliosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
6.2.4 Lumbar vertebral syndrome (LVS) . . . . . . . . . . 125
6.2.5 Micturition disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
6.2.6 Menstrual disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
6.2.7 Uterine prolapse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
6.2.8 Scar tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
VIII Contents
6.3 Upper extremities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
6.3.1 Impingement syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
6.3.2 Biceps tendonitis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
6.3.3 Epicondylitis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
6.3.4 Carpal tunnel syndrome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
6.3.5 Wrist stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
6.3.6 Finger contusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
6.4 Lower extremities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
6.4.1 Hip problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
6.4.2 Torn muscle fibers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
6.4.3 Osteoarthritis of the knee joint . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
6.4.4 Achillodynia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
6.4.5 Ankle joint distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
6.4.6 Splayfoot, fallen arch, and flatfoot . . . . . . . . . . 157
7 Lymphatic A pplications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
7.1 Upper extremities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
7.1.1 Drainage of medial upper arm . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
7.1.2 Drainage of lateral upper arm . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
7.1.3 Drainage of forearm/entire arm . . . . . . . . . . . 165
7.1.4 Drainage of upper arm – medial and lateral . . . 167
7.1.5 Drainage of hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
7.1.6 Protein fibrosis (Stemmer sign) in the hand . . . . 171
7.1.7 Drainage using the arm spiral tape . . . . . . . . . 173
7.2 Lower extremities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
7.2.1 Drainage of the thigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
7.2.2 Drainage of the lower leg/entire leg . . . . . . . . 177
7.2.3 Drainage of the entire leg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
7.2.4 Drainage of the foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
7.2.5 Stemmer sign in the foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
7.2.6 Drainage using the leg spiral tape . . . . . . . . . . 185
7.3 Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
7.3.1 Drainage of upper trunk quadrant . . . . . . . . . . 187
7.3.2 Drainage of lower trunk quadrant I . . . . . . . . . 189
7.3.3 Drainage of lower trunk quadrant II . . . . . . . . . 191
7.3.4 Drainage of abdomen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
7.4 Additional lymphatic applications . . . . . . . . . 195
7.4.1 Drainage of the face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
7.4.2 Drainage of the shoulder joint . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
7.4.3 Drainage of the knee joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
7.4.4 Fibrosis/hematoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Subject Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

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