Pediatric Therapeutic Taping

April 11, 2014 8:00am - 5:30pm

**This is a 2 Day Course** REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Class is 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Friday 11th, 2014 and Saturday, April 12th, 2014.

This event is open to OT/PT.

This course is approved for 16 CCUs TPTA.

This course is  approved for 16 CEUs from AOTA.


Patricia Martin, PT

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212


Course Description:

This course is designed for physical and occupational therapists working with pediatric treatment of all ages. The course focuses on the use of static and dynamic taping techniques in the treatment of children with alignment issues and neurologic involvement. Taping techniques involved include the use of rigid strapping tape, Kinesiotape, Velcro patches and elastic straps, neoprene wraps and other options. Review of developmental biomechanics and relation to treatment are also included.

Presenting Organization Requests of Attendees:

Attendees should bring scissors & yoga mat. We will practice with each other, so please bring clothing such as a two-piece bathing suit or sports bra/shorts to enhance learning. Wear comfortable lab clothing, such as shorts.

About our presenter:

Patricia (Trish) Martin, PT is a physical therapist specializing in lower extremity biomechanics, casting, splint fabrication, and taping in the treatment of children with orthopedic and neurological involvement. Trish received a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Kentucky in 1980. She is Pediatric NDT trained and has assisted in Beverly Cusick courses since 1990. She is a certified Kinesio Tape practitioner and has been using Kinesio Tape for eight years and taping for twelve years. Trish has over twenty years of experience in private practice, hospital, and clinic settings. She is currently employed as a satellite manager at Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic. Trish has presented courses on Therapeutic Taping for Alignment and Muscle Re-education, Kinesio Taping Fundamentals and Whole Body Techniques, and Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics as a co-instructor with Audrey Yasukawa, OTR/L.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1) Identify specific developmental features in trunk, upper and lower extremities in the typical population.
2) Explain the importance of proper alignment for support and initiation of movement patterns.
3) Utilize basic assessment techniques for biomechanical alignment and range of motion.
4) Relate assessment findings to problem solve and develop treatment options.
5) Identify contraindications to taping.
6) Be familiar with taping materials including: Leukotape, Hypafix, Kinesio® Tex tape, neoprene, Nustim wrap, Prowrap, Fabrifoam, and latex-free tapes.
7) Describe the principles of taping as an adjunct to treatment for the client with alignment issues.
8) Explain the use of tape as a way to improve neuromuscular re-education through improved alignment in functional activities.
9) Explain skin care and use of tape to clients and families.
10) Demonstrate taping techniques for correction of specific alignment concerns.

The fee for this course is $425.

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Breakfast and lunch are provided on day one; breakfast is provided on day two. Lunch is not provided on day two.


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