How To Tape An Ankle, Thumb And Finger: A Beginners Guide

Sprained ankle? Bruised knuckle? Follow these step by step demonstrations on how to prevent and manage these injuries
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Instructed by Tim Cooper Health & Fitness / Sports
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  • Lectures 41
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

Join over 1,000 fellow students and gain valuable skills that you can bring to your sports club.

Are you an athlete, coach or club official?

Are you mom or dad with a child in sport?

Are you a Massage Therapist or other health professional looking to introduce new services to your clients?

Sports taping is a valuable real world skill that anybody can learn. Whether you just want to help out at your local sports club or are looking at a career in sports, this comprehensive, easy to follow course will guide you through everything you need to know to tape an ankle, thumb and finger.

"Great for review and touch up. Found course informative and great for a revision on my sports trainers accreditation. Thank you" - Michael Warren

Gain a solid understanding of the role Sports Taping plays. Discover when and how Sports Taping is best applied in this tutorial for beginners.

  • Learn about the different types of tape and which tape is best for each taping job.
  • Practice basic taping skills.
  • Recognize the signs of tape allergies.
  • Follow step by step demonstrations on the most common taping techniques.

As well as the Udemy 30 day guarantee, you have my personal promise that you will be delighted by what you'll learn in the next 2.5 hours

"Excellent, thorough and informative! I found this course very useful with clear and thorough instruction. The section about the ankle was particularly helpful and since implementing the techniques I have had much less rolling of my feet. I like how Tim explains each step in detail and also gives reasons why tape shouldn't be used in certain situations. Tim's expertise and skills are clearly demonstrated. I would highly recommend this course and further courses by Tim Cooper." - Jodie Tunks

Learn a Skill That Is In High Demand And Can Also Earn You An Income!

Knowing how to tape an ankle, thumb and finger is a useful skill for anybody involved with sport. If you're a coach, team manager, club official or volunteer having these skills is extremely useful as you never know when a player may need to be taped and you can't always guarantee that a qualified person will be available at training and competition.

Mums and dads with children in sport can benefit greatly by learning how to tape. You will no doubt be called upon to tape an ankle, thumb or finger at some point during your child's sporting career.

Sports taping is a skill that is in demand and paid positions are available at all levels from local league to elite national teams.

Content and Overview

This course has been designed with the beginner in mind. As you work through the 41 lectures and 2.5 hours of content you will develop not only the practical knowledge on how to tape and ankle, thumb and finger, but also a solid understanding on the fundamentals of sports taping.

The course starts with an introduction to the role sports taping plays, presents the different types of tape, discusses taping on a budget and the importance of using a good quality tape.

Basic skills are then introduced, these are the backbone to a successful taping job. How to tension, tear, remove and store tape are discussed in detail. Detailed information on tape selection is presented along with step by step, easy to follow instructions on how the tape is applied.

On completing this course you will be well versed in the basics of taping and have the resources and knowledge on how to tape an ankle, thumb, and finger. These skills can take you a long way in the sports industry.

I started as a dad helping out at my son's junior league club which ultimately led to a 10 year career in elite sport.

Becoming proficient in taping takes time and practice. All the demonstration videos are available for download so you can always have them with you to refer back to.

What are the requirements?

  • This is an entry level course to sports taping. No prior experience or knowledge is required or assumed. All information is presented in plain, easy to understand language. The course will contain lectures and resources on where to source the tape and other materials required to perform sports taping.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Students will have the resources to refer back to time and time again as they practice the skill of taping a thumb, finger and ankle
  • Learning to strap takes time, however on completion of this course students will not only understand the techniques and materials required to tape a thumb, finger and ankle, they will also be armed with -
  • - a solid understanding of when to tape and when not to tape,
  • - how to prepare the area prior to taping
  • - how to tension tape
  • - how to tear tape
  • - how to recognise good quality tape
  • - how to address tape allergies
  • - how to save money on tape supplies

What is the target audience?

  • Taping is a valuable skill to have for anyone involved in sport. This course is ideal for coaches, athletes, team managers, first aiders, club administrators or mum’s and dad’s with children in sport. This course is also well suited to health professionals such as massage therapists who wish to expand their skill set. This is a basic, entry level course which assumes no prior knowledge of taping, so those with previous experience and knowledge of taping while finding this course a useful refresher, may also find it way too basic.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
Welcome to the Course!
02:08
Meet Your Instructor - Who Is Tim Cooper?
01:31
What's In This Course
01:26
Section 2: Fundamentals of Taping
Section Overview
01:10
What Does Sports Taping Do?
03:46
Types of Tape and Common Applications
Preview
08:49
Associated Taping Materials
07:57
How Much Tape Is Needed?
03:12
Taping On a Budget
03:34
How To Recognize Good Quality Tape
03:10
Section 3: Getting Ready To Tape
Section Overview
01:34
Basic Anatomical Terms
04:16
Things To Consider Before You Tape
06:17
Preparing The Area
01:34
Section 4: Basic Taping Skills
Section Overview
02:17
10 Tips To Better Taping
07:32
How To Tear Tape
02:05
How To Tension Tape
03:15
How To Remove Tape
01:56
How To Store Tape
Preview
03:24
Common Taping Terms
02:54
Section 5: Taping a Finger
Section Overview
00:33
Things To Consider & Required Materials
Preview
03:29
Demonstration of Finger Buddy Taping
02:55
Section 6: Taping a Thumb
Section Overview
00:25
Taping Considerations & Required Materials
03:25
Demonstration of Thumb Taping
02:26
Section 7: Taping an Ankle
Section Overview
00:48
Common Ankle Injuries & The Role of Preventative Taping
03:36
Addressing Tape Allergies
02:45
Important Things To Remember
03:50
Tape Selection
02:10
Demonstration - Ankle Taping using 50mm Rigid Sports Tape
04:52
Demonstration - Apply Heel Locks
01:42
Demonstration - Ankle Taping using 38mm Rigid Sports Tape
06:06
Demonstration - Taping Smaller Athletes
04:40
Section 8: Conclusion
Course Wrap Up & Review
02:07
Where To From Here?
01:06
Section 9: Bonus Material
04:52

This is demonstration only includes footage from the tripod mounted camera.

06:06

This demonstration only includes footage from the tripod mounted camera.

Demonstration - How To Remove Tape - No Head Cam
01:53

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Instructor Biography

Tim Cooper, Online Instructor, Presenter, Coach, Podcaster

Tim is an entrepreneur, marketer, presenter and coach with a diverse professional history including software design and development, natural health and fitness and clinical massage therapies.

Tim has helped hundreds of people achieve their goals through his videos, Podcasts, courses and coaching programs.

Tim's journey hasn't been without challenges, including supporting his young son as he successfully battled cancer, twice. These experiences either make you or break you. Tim chose to become stronger and work towards making a real difference in the world.

A life-long student, Tim is passionate about gaining and sharing skills and knowledge. A dedicated teacher, Tim is driven to assisting those striving to reach their life's purpose.

If you have a question or would like to know more about a specific topic please feel free to message me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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