*Cathy was offered this book to review without any obligations; her opinions are her own.
A year or so ago, we ended up at Physical Therapy for my sporty teen (just a little shoulder injury). We learned a lot in that process, one thing being taping. I had forgotten all about it until now. I just received Kinesiology Taping, The Essential Step-by-Step Guide by John Langendoen and Karin Sertel.
Are you looking for ways to deal with bruising, cramps, headaches, sore muscles, poor posture, swelling, and strains and sprains without taking a pill? If so, taping might be your new go-to remedy in your medicine cabinet or sports bag.
What is taping and how does it work? Taping is the use of elastic adhesive tape to relieve pain. Applied in a specific manner, to a specific spot on the body, taping has a variety of benefits. This book shows you over 160 remedies to relieve pain by taping. When you are hurting or injured, chances are, your mobility is limited. Getting back to moving normally, and feeling normal is a primary goal. Taping works with physical therapy to improve outcome and progress. The best part is what it works without: taking a pill to relieve pain.
I found this book to be thorough, informative, and easy to follow. The explanations of the history of taping, where to get tape, what type of tape to use, and how to apply tape were all explained. There was also a great section on when not to tape. Take a look at this sample from the book:
In a home full of active teens, I love the idea of helping with soreness and injury before using a shot or pill. Kinesiology Taping is my new go-to guide for pain management through good, safe, and healthy practice.