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The purpose of this course is to introduce Athletic Taping for common sports injuries to Manual Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Personal Trainers.
Athletic taping is a skill that is under-utilized by most Manual Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Personal Trainers, typically reserved for Field of Play Medical Teams, such as Certified Athletic Therapists, Sport Physiotherapists, and Sport Medicine Doctors. Unless you are a Sports Massage Therapist or have been involved in athletics, you may not be aware of the benefits of Athletic Taping.
Athletic taping is performed by applying tape to the body on the skin surface to maintain a stable position of joints and muscles during physical activity. Athletic taping is multifaceted, being used for several reasons, injury prevention, injury management, and maintaining proper biomechanics during activity.
Through a combination of lecture and practical sessions, this course will explore athletic taping techniques for the purpose of:
Stabilizing or restricting the range of motion of an injured joint to allow physical activity with reduced pain
Compress soft tissue to support the musculotendinous unit
Support injured structures via athletic taping / wrapping
This is NOT a K-Tape course
In Class Workshop (1 day)
Module 1: Common sport related pathologies
Etiology of common sports injuries
Pathophysiology of the injury
Module 2: Hand and digits
Module 3: Wrist joint
Module 4: Shoulder complex
Module 5: Hip and groin
Module 6: Knee joint
Module 7: Ankle joint
Module 8: Disadvantages of athletic taping
The adverse effects of incorrect taping
Reduced stiffness of the taping technique after activity had begun
Physiological dependency on using tape
Cost of frequent taping
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