Bodymaster John Gibbons is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities in sports medicine. In this book he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience to help you get the best results when using kinesiology tape. This book is a must for any physical therapist involved in the treatment of patients, athletes, or indeed anyone who may present with any type of sports-related injury or common medical condition. This new edition offers self-help techniques to allow the patient to self-treat, where appropriate.
John guides you, step by step, through the entire process of taping by first marking an area of dysfunction, then preparing and cutting tape, followed by application with variants for specific problems. The chapters are designed as a practical guide on the application of tape to treat each individual area of pain and dysfunction through the use of pictorial demonstrations, and the author gives a few examples of injuries common to each area of pain and the subsequent variations in taping applications.
This book highlights over ’60’ specific areas of pain that are identified through individual artistic illustrations that have actually been drawn onto the body, and includes over 40 QR codes to YouTube of practical demonstrations of the key techniques.
Author John Gibbons is a registered sports osteopath, author, lecturer and creator of the Bodymaster Method®.
He specialises in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching to physical therapists throughout the UK and internationally.
“ I’m very impressed, its even better than you said and I will highly recommend it to my fellow osteopaths and massage mates. I’ve also used my new taping skills on a few patients already and they were full of questions and seemed delighted to have this extra aspect to their treatment.” Lisa Harris, Registered Osteopath and Sports Massage Therapist