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Seattle, WA

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

- $249

Biomechanical Taping for Movement Control

 Course Description

Over the past 35 years the rehabilitation and sports arenas have come to understand two types of taping. First was Rigid Taping, using LeukoTape or White sports tape, to restrict movement to reduce irritation and damage associatedbiomechanics with common injuries like ankle and wrist sprains. More popular in recent years has been Kinesiology Taping, using elastic cotton 2-way stretching tape to lift the skin to provide benefits for pain relief and swelling, through the opening of lymphatic channels and altered proprioception. Biomechanical Tape is a fundamentally new product and methodology of address dysfunction. Biomechanical Tape is made from 4-way stretching nylon with a very strong recoil, similar to that of a bungee cord. The tape is placed in a shortened position to allow the tape to reduce force on the muscles and tendons, overall to improve function, movement patterns, and decrease work load. This methodology fills in the gap between tapes that either stop movement or only lift the skin.

This revolutistabilityonary new product and system of taping utilizes a two-tiered Biomechanical Taping approach. One Biomechanical Tape is more viscoelastic and has a strong recoil at end range, stretching to over 200%. The other Biomechanical Tape absorbs load earlier in stretch, more appropriate for ligamentous conditions is made of an entirely different material but still maintains its unique 4-way strtching and strong recoiling capacity. The combination of tapes, along with adjusting force by laminating layers of tape together, allows the clinician to determine how much force to offload, in what direction, and at the appropriate time during range of motion.  Whether it is a tendinopathy, torn muscle, plantar fascia irritation, or even an unstable shoulder Biomechanical Taping provides clinicians with another phenomenal tool for rehabilitation success.


Biomechanical Taping Course Objectives

  1. Identify indications and contraindications to utilizing Biomechanical Taping as an interventionforce
  2. Apply fundamental understanding of biomechanics, joint orientation and structure, force vectors, and anatomy to develop mechanically sound taping techniques
  3. Develop a scientific basis for utilizing Biomechanical Taping for evidence based clinical practice, in conjunction with current knowledge of orthopaedics, neuroscience, and biomechanics, to create a complimentary treatment strategy to maximize opportunities for successful outcomes
  4. Differentiate the various benefits of Biomechanical Taping as they pertain to:
    1. Movement Control
    2. Force Contribution
    3. Length-Tension Relationship
    4. Tendon Compliance
    5. Augmenting Force Closure
    6. Soft Tissue Offload
  5. Identify when Biomechanical Taping is indicated and who will benefit
  6. Recognize the significant difference in physical properties and methodology between Biomechanical Taping, Kinesiology Taping and Rigid Sports taping and identify ways in which these can be used in combination to optimise treatments
  7. Safely and effectively apply a number of basic Biomechanical Taping techniques including Power Band techniques
  8. Appreciate pre/post assessments for Biomechanical Taping to ensure effectiveness of treatment strategy
  9. Design complimentary mechanical treatments to improve impairments and functional limitations, including hands on techniques, joint mobilizations, strengthening and stretching, and restoring normal movement patterns to improve overall outcomes

Measufunctionalityreable Objectives

To determine effectiveness of education course, participants will have to complete the following in a laboratory setting and be visually evaluated by the instructor on the following:

  • Safe application and removal of tape
  • Appropriate anchoring of tape and demonstration of correct hand placement while taping to improve adhesion and reduce irritation
  • Creation of a Powerband by laminating together two pieces of tape
  • Correct application of taping using the following methodology (participants must be able to complete correctly and verbalize to the instructor)
    • AIM (purpose)
    • Axis of Rotation
    • Line of Pull
    • Position
    • Leverage
    • Evaluation


February 18, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ZUM Fitness
1813 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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