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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 1-11
  3. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 13-33
  4. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 35-75
  5. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 77-89
  6. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 91-107
  7. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 109-157
  8. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 159-201
  9. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 203-227
  10. Birgit Kumbrink
    Pages 229-243
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 245-247

About this book


K-Taping – the successful reference book

Over 16,00 therapists who are already working with the method can confirm, that K-Taping is a unique tool assisting physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, medical doctors, occupational therapists and others, in the treatment of an extraordinary variety of conditions – ranging from musculoskeletal issues (e.g. back pain, muscle tension, joint instabilities) to diverse pain conditions (e.g. migraine or menstrual pain) and even including post-operative lymphatic therapy (e.g. following breast cancer surgery). K-Taping is also established in professional and competitive sport, as a tool for pre-training preparation, prevention and treatment. This practical guide provides all the background information you need, and shows you how to use the specially developed elastic K-Tape most effectively.


K-Taping in theory

-          The special elastic tape’s properties, basic principles and effects

-          The function of K-Taping therapy

-          Fundamentals of K-Tape application

-          Contraindications

K-Taping in practice

-          The four major application techniques (muscle, ligament, correction, lymph applications), each described in detail and illustrated with a clinical case

-          70 particularly common medical conditions, and their treatment using K-Tape applications

-          Each technique illustrated in up to six full-color photos and anatomical drawings

-          Concise step-by-step instruction, covering the specifics of each medical condition, plus additional practical tips

-          At a glance: Memo boxes for each technique, summarizing the main points to remember

New for the 2nd edition

-          20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynaecology (also including pre- and post-natal)

-          Approximately 150 additional colour photographs, to accompany and illustrate instructions

Course companion and reference book – a must have, whether you are currently studying K-Taping, or have already completed certification

-          As a companion to K-Taping training courses and

-          As refresher and reference book for the use of K-Taping in practice


Gynecology Neurology Occupational therapy Pain therapy Pre-training preparation Rehabilitation Sports physiotherapy Traumatology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.K-Taping AcademyDortmundGermany

About the authors

Birgit Kumbrink, founder and medical director of the international K-Taping Academy, based in Dortmund, Germany, has been a K-Taping instructor for many years and is one of the most experienced users and teachers of the treatment method internationally. Birgit Kumbrink has written many articles about K-Taping for the medical press and has appeared on various medical programs on German radio and television. She has developed the fledgling elastic tape therapy from Asia into the K-Taping therapy that has now become established in Germany and other countries throughout Europe. A therapy that over the last 15 years has gained recognition as a meaningful and effective treatment in physiotherapy, medical applications and sports medicine. Birgit Kumbrink is responsible for the inclusion of K-Taping in many aftercare concepts, such as after breast cancer operations. She has also been the driving force behind the development of K-Taping techniques and applications and leads national and international studies in cooperation with clinics and therapist associations.

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