The fourth course in this four-part series on TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape focuses on the clinical integration of kinesiology tape. Specifically, Phil Page addresses the clinical decision making process of identifying opportunities to integrate kinesiology taping within practice including best available evidence, clinical experience, and patient-specific considerations.
The four T’s of Functional Taping, testing, taping, retesting, and training, are covered. Dr. Page further illustrates how Kinesiology Taping should not be used as a stand-alone treatment, but instead should be combined with therapeutic exercise and proper education on topics such as posture and ergonomics. Clinical scenarios for the integration of kinesiology taping for both upper quarter and lower quarter examples are demonstrated throughout the course.
This is the fourth course in the four-part TheraBand Kinesiology Tape series. Please be sure watch the previous three courses:
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Upper Quarter
TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Lower Quarter
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.
Dr. Phil Page begins this course by identifying the three key components of evidence-based practice. Participants will learn how to integrate kinesiology taping into clinical practice. Dr. Page also reviews issues related to coding and billing for kinesiology taping.
Dr. Phil Page reviews components of Jands’s Upper Crossed Syndrome. He demonstrates how to apply kinesiology tape and TheraBand exercises for neck and shoulder pain.
Dr. Phil Page discusses components of Jands’s Lower Crossed Syndrome. He demonstrates how to apply kinesiology tape and TheraBand exercises for low back and knee pain.