Therapeutic taping has been used for over 100 years to improve function, reduce pain and prevent injury and has gained new attention with the advent of various types of elastic taping. With so many manufacturers of elastic taping and courses being offered it can be confusing which techniques to study, how to utilize these techniques and their efficacy.  This session will cover theory and practical application of proprioceptive elastic taping for the upper quadrant (cervicothoracic spine and glenohumeral scapular complex) based on current evidence, utilizing techniques introduced by a variety of leaders in the fields of physical therapy and athletic training including McConnell, Mulligan, Kenso Kase (Kinesio®) and athletic taping. It will be all-inclusive for orthopedic, neurologic, pediatric, geriatric and lymphedema conditions. Emphasis will be on clinical reasoning and critical thinking vs. cookbook approach, allowing the attendee to confidently and readily use the techniques with current research and clinical evidence.  Included will be a discussion of billing and reimbursement.

Level of Instruction:  Introduction



Course Objectives

  • Identify appropriate patients for taping interventions relative to indications and contraindications.
  • Identify appropriate taping techniques based on patient presentation and functional limitations.
  • Identify the efficacy of taping application objectively.
  • Identify current evidence with regard to utilizing taping techniques.
  • Identify appropriate billing and reimbursement standards.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Taping – History
  • Research Evidence for Taping
  • Guidelines for Elastic Taping Techniques
  • Taping for the Cervical Spine
  • Taping for the Thoracic Spine
  • Taping for the Scapula
  • Taping for the Glenohumeral Complex
  • Comparable / Asterisk Sign for Objective Measurement of Efficacy
  • Billing and Reimbursement



Dyanna graduated from Regis University in Denver in 2013 with her Fellowship in Manual Physical Therapy, from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 2001 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology in 1998 and.  In 2007, Dyanna received her Board Certification as an Orthopedic Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Certified Golf Fitness Instructor – Medical Professional Level 2 from Titleist Performance Institute.  Dyanna has been involved in athletic training and rehabilitation in various physical therapy and sports settings for over 25 years where she has accumulated extensive knowledge in Athletic, McConnell, Mulligan and Kinesio taping.  She is a former gymnast, runner and US Marine who now enjoys mountain biking and skiing.  She has been teaching therapeutic taping courses for the past ten years progressively integrating knowledge and experience she has gained as a clinician, current research and study of taping techniques in current practice.  Dyanna is a co-owner of Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC in Colorado Springs, CO and is an Affiliate Faculty member at Regis University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy, National Strength and Conditioning Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.  Dyanna is also very active with the APTA as co-chair of the CO State Professional Development Committee and Southeast District Secretary.  In both these capacities, she is involved in facilitation of regular educational sessions for area physical therapists.


Contact Hours: 1.0

Price: $49


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