TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Research and Methods

presented by Phil Page

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The first course in this four-part series on TheraBand Kinesiology Tape focuses on the research and methods of kinesiology taping. Kinesiology taping is a popular clinical intervention, yet there remains controversy about its efficacy. Typically applied to reduce musculoskeletal pain, other claims of efficacy include improvements in strength, range of motion, swelling, and function. Research behind the efficacy of applying specific patterns, directions, and tape tensions remain scarce despite widespread training programs. This course provides a scientifically-based approach to applying kinesiology tape and by recognizing the limitations in the literature. By combining the best available evidence with clinical experience and patient presentation, clinicians will make better clinical decisions when using kinesiology tape.

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

TheraBand® Kinesiology Tape: Basic Applications of the Upper Quarter
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

    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. Research

    1. Research

    In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Phil Page identifies different types of clinical tape and reviews the history of kinesiology taping. Participants will learn the theories behind kinesiology taping.

  2. Interpreting the Literature

    2. Interpreting the Literature

    Participants will learn key points in interpreting literature, and gain an understanding of the difference between clinical and statistical significance. Learn the importance of the effect size and confidence intervals.

  3. Research Outcomes and Tension

    3. Research Outcomes and Tension

    In Chapter 3, participants will learn the results of meta-analysis of kinesiology taping. Dr. Phil Page identifies various outcomes and evidence supporting kinesiology taping and provides evidence that supports tension in kinesiology taping.

  4. TheraBand Method

    4. TheraBand Method

    In the final chapter of this course, participants will learn how to use the XactStretch technology of TheraBand kinesiology tape. Dr. Phil Page demonstrates the implementation of the TheraBand Kinesiology taping method. He identifies the appropriate tension to apply for specific outcomes.