Kinesiology Taping for Orthopedic Conditions

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.
  • 1Recognize 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.
  • Recognize appropriate documentationn using a SOAP format.
  • Identify relevant CPT codes.

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 lumbo- pelvic-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.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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