Contact Hours2 Hours
Therapeutic taping is a common clinical intervention utilized as an adjunct in many rehabilitation clinics. Taping application is often used to assist patients to reach their functional goals by providing: pain reduction, joint support, assist with proprioceptive awareness, and muscle inhibition and/or facilitation. Systematic reviews have individually addressed elastic and rigid taping for benefits of the musculoskeletal system, but have not established specifics for the efficacy of varying types of tape and/or their advantages for taping the upper extremity. This course will address evidence based and theoretical constructs for upper extremity taping techniques of both, rigid and elastic tape. Therapists will gain an immediate foundation of the evidence and theory behind the therapeutic taping. Video demonstrations and clinical pearls will be provided for immediate clinical application.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the evidence vs. theoretical concepts for therapeutic taping of the upper extremity.
- Recognize and apply specific taping techniques for joint support, muscle inhibition and facilitation, posture awareness, and pain relief.
- Differentiate between types of therapeutic taping and appropriate principles.
- Gain knowledge to apply therapeutic elastic and rigid tape to the upper extremity for patient pain reduction and increased proprioception awareness.
- Identify precautions for therapeutic taping.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.