KT4 Specialty Pediatric Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method

October 17, 2020

The KT4 Pediatric course is designed to provide advanced Kinesio Taping® techniques and problem-solving to physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals specializing in pediatrics. Kinesio Taping® is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and Myofascial disorders. Kinesio Taping® can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapeutic interventions.  Attendees will review theory and basic taping techniques, learn advanced and combination techniques, and develop clinical reasoning skills relevant to the pediatric population. The course will also provide commonly used taping techniques for specific diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, torticollis, and brachial plexus injury, as well as pediatric sports-related injuries.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Correctly describe the fundamental concepts of Kinesio Taping® Method principles, properties, and techniques as they applies to Pediatrics
  • Identify three specific muscle synergies/patterns and Kinesio Taping® techniques to facilitate muscle balance and alignment.
  • Discuss commonly used Kinesio Taping® techniques for pediatric diagnoses.
  • Analyze and develop strategies for treatment utilizing Kinesio Taping®.
  • Demonstrate four advanced Kinesio Taping® techniques and their application to pediatric patients.
  • Describe adjunctive treatment options for specific pediatric diagnoses.

Location

Texas Children’s Hospital

Meyer Building

1919 S. Braeswood, Conference Rooms HR 1, 2, and 3

Houston, TX 77030


Cost -  

$250.00

Earned credits -  

8 contact hours or CCU’s through TPTA and TOTA

Registration - Register online

Instructor

Patricia Martin, PT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently manager of satellite services at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. She previously worked at Metro Health Medical Center treating adult and pediatric patients with a variety of diagnoses. These include TBI, SCI, CVA, and orthopedic issues.  Trish has over 20 years’ experience and has assisted Beverly Cusick in courses on lower extremity biomechanics, splinting, and casting. She is pediatric NDT-trained and has taught pediatric taping courses nationally.

Audrey Yasukawa, OT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently Chief of Occupational Therapy at LaRabida Children’s Hospital. She previously served as a pediatric resource clinician at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and assisted in the upper extremity botox clinic. Audrey piloted several pediatric research projects while at RIC and has published numerous articles on casting and taping. She has worked with adult and pediatric patients with a variety of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. She is pediatric and adult NDT-trained and has over 20 years’ experience with upper extremity casting. Audrey has taught pediatric and adult taping courses internationally.


Itinerary 
  • 07:30-08:00  Sign-in/Registration
  • 08:00-08:15  Introduction
  • 08:15-09:30  Development Anatomy/Biomechanical Alignment
  • 09:30-09:45  Pediatric Specific Kinesio Taping Guidelines Lecture
  • 09:45-10:00  EDF Taping for Pediatrics Lecture
  • 10:00-10:15  BREAK
  • 10:15-11:00  Advanced Taping Techniques Trunk and Neck Lab
  • 11:00-12:00  Advanced Taping Techniques UE and LE Lab
  • 12:00-01:00  LUNCH
  • 01:00-03:00  Advanced/Combination Taping Techniques UE and LE
  • 03:00-03:15  BREAK
  • 03:15-03:30  Oral Motor Taping Lab
  • 03:30-05:00  Diagnosis Specific Taping Lecture
  • 05:00-05:30  Q&A Session

Hotel 

Wyndham Medical Center
6800 Main
Houston, Texas 77030
Nightly rate: $115.00 (price varies based on room availability)

Ask for Texas Children’s Hospital ESP Rate

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