Kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. It gives support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventive maintenance, oedema, and to treat pain.
Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. It is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, so allows it to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of movement.
For the first decade after its introduction, practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You may have noticed that more and more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to sport quicker.
This one day workshop includes all of the key areas in the use of Kinesiology tape in the effective management of patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. The workshop will cover:
- Indications and Contraindications to taping and strapping
- Key terminology used in strapping & taping
- Injury terminology
- Tape and strap types and properties of each
- Common injuries affecting major joint
- How to apply tape and strapping
- Use of taping and strapping in prevention of injury
- Common Joint/Injuries covered including: Upper and lower back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, Hip, knee, calf and ankle
The main objective for the course is to ensure you are confident and gain a thorough understanding in how to use kinesiology taping techniques to improve your clients’ well-being and get the results you want. On completion of the course you will be able to use and adapt the techniques taught immediately and to apply techniques to a variety of musculoskeletal pathologies with both sporting and non-sporting patients
Who Can Attend?
This workshop is designed for practitioners, qualified in any form of Body Massage Therapy, including Sports Massage Practitioners and Sports Therapists, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
The workshop will be largely practical in content and you will be required to wear appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. During the session you will practise on each other under the supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.It is advisable to bring along modest under-garmerits (e.g. shorts )as many of the taping techniques will be shown in a practical way. Avoid using any moisturisers 24 hours prior to the course as these can reduce tape adherence.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ All course materials will be provided on the day. There will be ample taping and strapping products to use on the course.
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)
December 2019 - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)
July 2020 - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £95.00 (+VAT)