Kinesiology Taping Strategies & Assessment course

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In this online Kinesiology Taping strategies course we explore the theory and practice of applying Kinesiology tape to the feet, legs, back, torso, shoulder, arm and hand. We’ll look at the common dysfunctions and muscle imbalance patterns in each area, along with detailed assessments, taping protocols and rationale. In each section we list the common dysfunctions typically seen in clinic.

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Online Course Content

Module one - Welcome

  • How to navigate the course content
  • Glossary of terms

Module two - Download your textbook

Module three - Theory of taping

  • Introduction to concepts
  • Skin preparation for taping
  • Application and removal of tape
  • Tape cuts and pre-cuts
  • Colour versus monochromatic taping
  • Indications, benefits and contraindications

Module four - Assessments for the foot, ankle and calf

  • Postural assessment of the foot ankle and calf
  • Ankle and foot, active and passive range of motion
  • Muscle resistance tests for the leg and foot

Module five - Strategies for taping the foot

  • Flexor digitorum brevis
  • Extensor digitorum brevis
  • Bunions

Module six - Strategies for taping the ankle

  • Lateral ankle ligaments
  • Ankle sprains
  • Lower leg lymphatics Part 1 and 2

Module seven - Strategies for taping the lower leg

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis posterior
  • Tibialis anterior
  • Fibularis
  • Shin splints

Module eight - Assessments for the knee and thigh

  • Patella and knee ligament assessments
  • Meniscus tests
  • Quads and hamstrings muscle resistance tests
  • Adductor muscle resistance test
  • Abductor muscle resistance test

Module nine - Strategies for taping the knee

  • Pes Anserinus
  • Collateral ligaments
  • Knee pain

Module ten - Strategies for taping the thigh

  • Sartorius
  • Quadriceps
  • Adductors
  • Abductors
  • Hamstrings

Module eleven - Assessments for the pelvis and hip

  • Trendelenburg test
  • Iliotibial Band assessment
  • Piriformis assessment
  • Deep hip rotators
  • Sacroiliac joint assessment

Module twelve - Strategies for taping the pelvis

  • TFL and the iliotibial band
  • Inguinal lymph drainage
  • Sacroiliac joint support

Module thirteen - Assessments for the back

  • Sit and reach for facet opening
  • Thomas test to evaluate extensibility in the hip flexors
  • The Ober test to evaluate extensibility in T.F.L.
  • Straight leg raise to assess hamstring extensibility and possible impact on pelvic tilt
  • Adam's test for differentiating between fixed and functional components of a Scoliosis
  • Erector spinae & Multifidus muscle resistance test

Module fourteen - Strategies for taping the back

  • Deep lumbar curve - Hyperlordosis
  • Flat low back - Hypolordosis
  • Excessive thoracic curve -Hyperkyphosis
  • Flat thoracic spine - Hypokyphosis
  • Scoliosis - lateral curvature of the spine

Module fifteen - Assessments for the chest & shoulder

  • Pectoralis major and minor muscle resistance tests
  • Postural assessment for the shoulder and arm
  • Shoulder Range Of Motion
  • Rotator cuff muscle resistance tests
  • Deltoid muscle resistance tests
  • Bicep & Tricep muscle resistance tests

Module sixteen - Strategies for taping the torso

  • Pectoralis major
  • Pectoralis minor
  • Abdominal lymphatic taping

Module seventeen - Strategies for taping the shoulder

  • Serratus anterior
  • Rhomboids
  • Infraspinatus & Supraspinatus
  • Deltoid Option 1 & 2

Module eighteen - Assessments for the arm & hand

  • Bicep & Tricep muscle resistance tests
  • Forearm and hand Range Of Motion assessments
  • Forearm & hand muscle resistance tests
  • Frankenstein Test

Module nineteen - Strategies for taping the shoulder

  • Bicep & Tricep
  • Supinator & Pronator Teres
  • Wrist flexors, extensors and retinaculum Support
  • de Quervain's tendinopathy

Module twenty - Case studies / SOAP notes

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