Treating without Pain: Hand Therapy Treatment Concepts Including Taping, IASTM, and Joint Alignment

July 20, 2019

This one-day, combined concepts course will give you new techniques that can be used immediately with numerous “take home” tips and pearls. It will include significant demonstration, lab and video evidence to present the concept of “Treating without Pain”.

Focus on the 4 S’s: Skin, Swelling, Scar and Sensation, as well as joint alignment and balance. Explore techniques on how to improve joint ROM, eliminate pain, and eliminate compensation patterns for faster outcomes. Current research will be included to support these concepts.

Course Objectives

After completion of this course, therapist will be able to:

  • Identify 3 Movement With Motion (MWM) components to increase range of motion for a patient with a fractured finger.
  • List 2 Agonist and Antagonist muscle relationships in a patient with Tennis Elbow
  • Develop a treatment plan, including taping, cupping and IASTM strokes to enhance movement and space in a patient with a wrist fracture
  • Given a patient with ECU Tendonitis, create a treatment plan including 2 appropriate taping techniques
  • Identify 2 strengthening exercises to reduce pain in a patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Texas Children's Hospital
Feigin Center
1102 Bates, 14th floor conference room D
Houston, TX 77030

Cost -  

$349, Earlybird Special $299

Earned credits -  

7.5  contact hours

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Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2020)

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Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI graduated with a BA in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Sydney University, Australia in 1990. She has worked in and out of the United States for over 26 years and obtained her CHT in 2001. In addition to her specialization in hands, sports orthopedics and tendonitis, her background includes Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury, and Acute care.   Alison is a hand therapist with clinical expertise in splinting, upper limb trauma, and treating neural related conditions of the upper quadrant.

Alison has been a guest lecturer for the OT programs at Texas Women’s University (Denton) and University of Sydney and LSU (Shreveport).  She was NDT certified in 2003 and has been published in the KinesioTaping® Association’s “Advanced Healing” magazine.

Alison became a KinesioTaping® Instructor in 2011 and actively lectures throughout the United States on Upper and Lower Extremity taping. She has presented at multiple local and State Conferences, regional OT/ASHT Chapter meetings, and at five ASHT National Conferences.  Her 2016 ASHT pre-conference workshop presentation on “Tendonitis and Taping” is a topic on which she is conducting research and developing new protocols.

She is married with 2 boys and is the owner of “Taylor Hand Therapy” in North Texas.

Classes taught by Alison Taylor:

  • Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2)
  • Kinesio Taping® Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (Formerly KT3)
  • Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System (Formerly KT4)
  • Specialty Hand Therapy Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method (Formerly KT4)

  • 7:30 – 8:.00 Registration
  • 8:00 – 8:45 Introduction to the concepts of Taping, “MWM” (mobilization with motion) and Fascia (Cupping/IASTM)
  • 8:45 – 9:30 Applications to the Hand- Skin, Swelling, Scar and Sensation- LAB
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Concepts of Muscle Imbalance and Joint Alignment in the UE 
  • 9:45 -10.00 Break
  • 10:00 -11.00 Finger Fractures and Injuries – LAB
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Hand Fractures and Injuries- LAB
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Wrist Fractures and Injuries- LAB (Dequervain’s, ECU Tendonitis, TFCC)
  • 2:00 – 3:00  Elbow Fractures and Injuries – LAB  (Tennis Elbow, Dislocation, fractures)
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Break
  • 3:15 – 4:15 CMC OA, Carpal Tunnel – LAB
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Research Discussion, Summary, Questions


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

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