Functional TAPING for Children
with Neuromuscular Impairments
This course will cover the basics and beyond of Kinesiotape and rigid taping use to address alignment and biomechanics. Audrey will join Trish in this popular course to add UE emphasis-including casting and taping for the UE. Ever wish you could send your hands home with the child? Taping and wrapping can provide that extra support after therapy when the child is at home or school in their functional environment. Techniques for the trunk, UE, and LE will be covered and the participant will be given ample time to practice. Tape will be provided for course participants. Lab clothes must be worn.
Suggested Audience: PTs and OTs
Dates of Course: May 6-7, 2017
Cost of Course: $400.00
The participant will:
- Understand the properties of Kinesiotape, Leukotape, and Fabrifoam products
- Apply the enablement model of assessment to alignment and movement disorders relating to taping and wrapping as adjuncts.
- Understand and apply the taping techniques used for a variety of impairments in the pediatric population.
- Understand and be able to explain to families the properties of tape, skin care, and the use of taping products.
- Understand the contraindications for taping and the reimbursement issues.
Trish Martin, PT
Trish Martin is a physical therapist and Kinesiotaping Instructor specializing in lower extremity biomechanics, splint fabrication and taping in the treatment of children with orthopedic and neurological impairments.
Taping Basics and Principles
Static VS Dynamic Taping
Assessment/Disability Model (application to taping)
Case Study-Brachial Plexus/shoulder/scapula taping
Case Study-Hemiplegic hand/Reaching/Grasp
Case Study-Floppy Trunk
Case Study-LE/Medial Rotation problems
Case Study-LE/Lateral Rotation problems