Kinesiology Taping for Orthopedic Conditions, 3/3/2024

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About the Course:
Kinesiology taping is redefining the role of therapeutic taping for rehabilitation professionals. Taping was once used to physically hold structures in place; now kinesiology taping is used to influence fascia and underlying neural tissues to cause functional changes in both the local tissue as well as the central nervous system. Often relegated to the athletic world, kinesiology taping has many orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, geriatric, and other specialty applications. Course content will include orthopedic assessment, adjunctive manual therapies, and kinesiology taping for joint mobility and stability applications.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify different taping methods.
  • Recognize rationale for different taping methods.
  • Identify the tape's fascial weave pattern.
  • Identify mechanical vs neurological taping.
  • Identify indications, precautions, and contraindications.
  • Identify tissue layers.
  • Recognize tissue gliding.
  • Identify steps to prepare the patient.
  • Identify steps to measure and cut tape.
  • Identify parallel vs cross-fiber application.
  • Recognize tape removal to limit skin irritation
  • Identify weakness vs tightness.
  • Recognize tissue impairments.
  • Recognize kinesiology taping is not a standalone treatment.
  • Select adjunct interventions to address tissue impairments.
  • Recognize treatment sequencing.
  • Identify common muscle tightness.
  • Recognize directional applications to decrease muscle tone/tightness.
  • Identify techniques for lymphatic drainage.
  • Identify techniques for pain.
  • Identify corrective techniques.
  • Recognize the involved anatomical structures.
  • Recognize lymphatic drainage/pain applications.
  • Identify corrective techniques.

About the Author:
Dr. Steve Middleton serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition, an outpatient clinic in Fulton, MO where he specializes in conditions of the lumbopelvic-hip complex. He has 20+ years’ experience in a combination of roles treating a variety of patients including athletes from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and Olympics. Dr. Middleton also serves as the Program Director of the Master of Athletic Training Program at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. In addition to maintaining national accreditation, he teaches Orthopedic Evaluation of the Lower Extremities and Lumbar Spine, Orthopedic Evaluation of the Upper Extremities and Cervical Spine, Therapeutic Exercise, and Manual Therapy. He previously taught in the Department of Kinesiology at Southern Illinois University as well as serving as both a clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program and a guest lecturer in the Physician’s Assistant program during their orthopedic rotations.  Dr. Middleton completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. He earned a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Healthcare Administration from William Woods University. His undergraduate degree in athletic training was completed at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In addition to his academic degrees, Dr. Middleton has been a CKTP (Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner) and certified in Functional Movement Taping since 2009. He holds additional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Association, and Graston Technique. 

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions l