Provides postural mechanical correction and support to an injured muscle or joint, discouraging harmful movements while still allowing a safe, healthy range of motion.
On-Line course is under development, will be available soon .
By applying the tape in a certain manner and direction, this tape assisted in stimulating muscle activation, which is helpful for a hyper mobile joint that needs the muscles surrounding it to contract, thus providing more proprioceptive support and decreasing the chance of injury.
Stimulating certain muscles can also help in conditions where muscle imbalances are occurring, such as when you want the hamstrings to fire more, or when you want to take the load off a muscle or structure that needs to recover, such as a rotator cuff tendonitis.
Another interesting observation is its effect on contusions. Improvements are found in the disappearing of discoloration if applied in a certain direction to help lift the tissues. Bruising can disappear within days of application, whereas the bruising can remain where the tape did not cover. Studies are now showing an increase in circulation and improvement in lymphatic drainage.
On-line course (DVD or flash drive media also available) of other courses
Buy any 3 for $65.00 – Buy any 8 for 190.00 (with course manual)
What you will learn
- Discuss how this treatment evolved and how it is more like the skin in thickness and elasticity.
- Taping relieves pain through both physical and neurological mechanisms.
- Create temperature changes by the color of tape used.
- Provide positional stimulus through the skin (sensory feedback).
- Assist in removal of edema by directing excess fluid toward lymph ducts which could increase circulation.
- Infants and young children with hypotonia, or poor muscle tone that limit their ability to learn to sit up, crawl, may be helped with the correct application.