Athletic and Therapeutic Lower Quarter Taping

Course Description

This seminar will help all clinicians to learn new and diverse ways to apply different types of therapeutic tape to the low back, knee, ankle and foot.  You will learn how to use these taping techniques to increase ROM, decrease pain, and improve function.  Myofascial and neuromuscular reasoning for the benefits of taping will be discussed throughout.

The registrant will learn how to correctly and confidently apply pre-stretched tape, cover-roll, leukotape, athletic tape, and wet-pruf tape. 

Taping - Lower Schedule

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly describe three different types of tape that can be applied to physical therapy patients and the specific benefits of each type.
  • Correctly identify 8 structures in the body that the use of tape can assist to improve range of motion, decrease pain, or increase function.
  • Correctly describe the neurophysiological mechanism behind the benefit of taping
  • Correctly and confidently demonstrate how to apply pre-stretched tape to a lower quarter structure to improve range of motion, decrease pain, or increase function.
  • Correctly and confidently demonstrate how to apply athletic tape to a lower quarter structure to improve range of motion, decrease pain, or increase function.
  • Correctly and confidently demonstrate how to apply wet-pruf tape to a lower quarter structure to improve range of motion, decrease pain, or increase function.
  • Correctly and confidently demonstrate how to apply cover-roll and Leukotape tapes to a body structure to improve range of motion, decrease pain, or increase function.

Course Instructors

Jason Hepworth

PT, DPT, CIMT


Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. He also holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. Jason’s approach to therapy encompasses the use of joint and soft tissue mobilization, functional therapeutic exercise and patient education to return his patients to their highest functional level. Jason is always looking for opportunities to learn new things and improve himself as a clinician. Jason, his wife, and two children live in Southeast Michigan.

Jason Hepworth
Patrick Hoban

Patrick Hoban

PT, DPT, CIMT


Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs from Central Michigan University. He also holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University and is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. Jason’s approach to therapy encompasses the use of joint and soft tissue mobilization, functional therapeutic exercise and patient education to return his patients to their highest functional level. Jason is always looking for opportunities to learn new things and improve himself as a clinician. Jason, his wife, and two children live in Southeast Michigan.

Course Outline

7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, Overview of Relevant Anatomy and Mechanism of Effect - athletic tape, rigid and elastic therapeutic tape

8:45am

Lecture: Key Concepts, Basic Procedures for Application and Removal, Indications for Taping, Precautions / Contraindications

9:30am

Lecture: Review of Current Evidence-Based Literature, Debunking Taping Myths

10:00am

Lab: Lumbar Spine, Sacrum, & Hip - rigid vs. elastic therapeutic taping techniques to decrease pain, and improve ROM, stability, and function

11:30am

Case Study: Lumbar Spine/ Sacrum

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Knee - rigid vs. elastic therapeutic taping techniques to decrease pain, and improve ROM, stability, and function

2:00pm

Lab: Foot & Ankle - athletic tape vs. rigid / elastic therapeutic taping techniques to decrease pain, and improve ROM, stability, and function

3:00pm

Lab: Taping Synergistic Movement Patterns for the Lower Quarter – elastic therapeutic taping techniques to improve functional movement patterns

4:30pm

Case Study: Foot & Ankle

5:00pm

Review of Evidence Base Literature

5:30pm

Adjourn

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