Therapeutic Taping of the Spine
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 cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine 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, and geriatric 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
- Identify appropriate patients for taping interventions relative to indications and contraindications.
- Identify and apply appropriate taping techniques based on patient presentation and functional limitations.
- Identify methods to assess efficacy of taping application objectively.
- Identify points of discussion relative to current evidence for therapeutic taping.
- 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 Lumbar Spine
- Taping for the Sacral Spine
- Comparable / Asterisk Sign for Objective Measurement of Efficacy
- Billing and Reimbursement
- Dr. Scott Rezac, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Scott Rezac, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS, CEAS, CGFI-MP2 graduated from Regis University in Denver in 2013 with his Fellowship in Manual Physical Therapy, earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from California State Fullerton in 1998 and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California in 2001. He received his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2006. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, and Titlelist Certified Golf Fitness Professional Medical Practitioner Level 2. Scott recently completed his Fellowship training for American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Scott has been involved with physical training and fitness for over 25 years as a Black Belt instructor and competitive fighter in Kenpo Karate, rock climber, marathoner and has been involved in physical rehabilitation for the past 15 years. He now also enjoys running, biking and skiing in Colorado. Scott has been teaching taping courses for the past 8 years integrating skills from athletic competition, professional teaching and clinical experience with comprehensive study of current evidence and taping techniques in practice. Scott is a co-owner of Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC in Colorado Springs, CO, serves as the Chair of the South East District of the Colorado APTA, the Delegate for the South East District, and sits on the board of directors for the Colorado Physical Therapy Network. Scott is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Contact Hours: 1.5