TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Upper Quarter

presented by Phil Page

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The second course in this four-part series on TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape reviews basic kinesiology tape applications of the upper quarter. Dr. Page begins by discussing the different kinesiology tape cuts and patterns including the I-Cut, Y-Cut, X-Cut, and the Fan Cut. This course presents demonstrations showing applications across the neck, shoulder, upper back, elbow, wrist and hand. Best practices for taping common upper quarter presentations such as poor posture, muscle imbalance, muscle tightness, and swelling are presented.

Dr. Page presents the information with the best available evidence, and by combining this knowledge with clinical experience and patient presentation, clinicians will make better clinical decisions when using kinesiology tape.

This is the second course in the four-part TheraBand Kinesiology Tape series. Please be sure watch the other three courses:

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Lower Quarter
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Clinical Integration

Meet Your Instructor

  • Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT

    Dr. Phil Page was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is currently the Global Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health, manufacturer of TheraBand, Biofreeze & Cramer products. Dr. Page is also an instructor in the Athletic Training curriculum at Louisiana State University and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics for Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Dr. Page’s clinical and research interests include the role of muscle imbalance in musculoskeletal pain, and promoting physical activity for health-related physical fitness, particularly for chronic disease management. Dr. Page is a member of the educational committee for the “Exercise is Medicine” initiative for the ACSM. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a member of several national advisory boards. Dr. Page is on the scientific review committees for the APTA and ACSM. He regularly reviews grants and article submissions for several professional journals. Dr. Page lectures extensively and provides workshops on a variety of topics around the world, including the Janda Approach to Muscle Imbalance. He was awarded the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. He has presented over 100 international lectures and workshops on exercise and rehabilitation topics, and has over 50 publications including three books; most recently publishing Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach. He has worked with the athletic programs at LSU, Tulane, the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, as well as the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials. He lives with his wife and four children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction to Cuts and Patterns

    1. Introduction to Cuts and Patterns

    In the first chapter of this course, participants will learn to identify the different types of kinesiology tape cuts and patterns, as well as clinical conditions that may benefit from kinesiology taping based on the literature.

  2. Neck

    2. Neck

    Dr. Phil Page identifies key anatomical landmarks in the neck and demonstrates proper application of kinesiology tape for muscle support in the neck. Participants will also be taught how to properly apply kinesiology tape for joint support in the neck.

  3. Shoulder/Upper Back

    3. Shoulder/Upper Back

    In Chapter 3, Dr. Phil Page identifies key anatomical landmarks in the shoulder and upper back. He demonstrates how to properly apply kinesiology tape for muscle and joint support in the shoulder and upper back.

  4. Elbow/Wrist/Hand

    4. Elbow/Wrist/Hand

    In the final chapter of this course, participants will learn to identify key anatomical landmarks in the elbow, wrist and hand. Dr. Phil Page demonstrates proper application of kinesiology tape for muscle and joint support in the elbow, wrist and hand.