Are you looking for rehabilitation techniques that will immediately influence your patient population and expand your community influence among local sports teams? Would you like to learn new ways to facilitate the rehabilitation process as well as prevent further injury? Would you like to know how to further improve your client’s mobility, stability, controlled mobility, and skill? Taping techniques are an extremely valuable resource tool for accomplishing these goals, both in the clinic and on the sporting field, since virtually all musculoskeletal problems will likely benefit from these techniques.
This two-day intermediate level course will cover over 50 taping techniques that are used both in sports and rehabilitation settings. Through a combination of evidence based lecture and practical sessions, participants will gain an understanding of the history, theory, principles, goals, function, methods, and benefits of taping. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn multiple techniques which will aid in injury prevention, minimizing further injury, facilitating the healing process, and facilitating proprioception. Different types of tape and their function will be discussed as well as how the taping techniques address specific musculoskeletal problems. The techniques are broken down into the following regions: foot, ankle, knee, fingers, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and spine. Covering these regions you have taping techniques which provide stability at one joint in order to maximize the mobility of another joint techniques which can help reduce pain and increase movement, support injured muscles, facilitate weak muscles, and increase blood flow -- and techniques which help restrict range of motion, control motion, limit sheering forces, and stabilize the joints as they heal. Contraindications for taping exist as well and those will also be discussed.
Specifically in this course you will learn common athletic tape techniques for injury prevention and rehabilitation, Kinesiology taping for upper and lower extremities, and core; and basic lymphatic drainage techniques for improved circulation. For application purposes, there will be a review of clinical decision making which will help the participant incorporate what’s learned into the clinical setting as well as onto the sports field.
As an instructor I present a very functional, practical, and cost effective treatment approaches that can be implemented in the clinic the Monday morning after my class.More Instructor Info