Taping for Special Populations

Course Description

This course introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods with populations who require special circumstances. The populations include geriatric, pediatric, and pregnant patient populations. The course includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neuropathic pain, scar, and postural management.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the concept of a longitudinal muscle chain approach to the elastic therapeutic taping for special populations. (geriatrics, pediatrics, pregnancy)
  • Discuss the physiological effects of kinesiology taping
  • Demonstrate functional taping and understand its use for the applications on geriatric, pediatric, and neurological conditions