About Dynamic Tape
The Biomechanical approach afforded by Dynamic Tape has been quickly adopted in Australia, the UK, South America and now in the USA due to its ability to directly manage load and modify movement patterns.
Originally developed for Sports Physiotherapy, Dynamic Tape is rapidly becoming an essential tool for therapists and physicians of all disciplines, proving extremely popular with neurologic, pediatric and hand therapists.
Dynamic Tape is highly specialized and designed to contribute genuine mechanical force into the kinetic chain. Working like a bungee chord, the unique, strongly elastic Dynamic Tape aims to absorb load, contribute to force generation, improve biomechanical efficiancy and modify faulty movement patterns. Load reduction combined with powerful neurophysiological effects may provide prompt pain relief, reduce metabolic demand, facilitate recovery and improve function.
Attend one of our live training sessions to learn how to use Dynamic Tape to:
- CHANGE MOVEMENT PATTERNS by pulling the body one way or resisting it in another
improve the activation of muscle by bringing it into a better position which allows it to generate force more effectively (i.e. improve the length-tension relationship). An example is the scapula.
- MANAGE THE LOAD THROUGH TENDONS and maintain a more mechanically efficient system – degenerative tendons elongate more under load reducing efficiency of force transfer, effecting balance and co-ordination and so on. Load also drives tendons through various stages of pathology from a reactive tendinopathy to a degenerative one. A combination of tensile load and compressive load has been shown to induce tendinopathy most rapidly (Soslowsky et al)
- CHANGE THE ORIENTATION OF A JOINT (add a rotation or a glide) to allow it to function in a position of ease (e.g. Mulligan techniques)
- PROVIDE STRONG POSTURAL CORRECTION and resist unwanted movements (e.g. loss of lumbar lordosis with McKenzie extension regime)
- OFFLOAD THE SOFT TISSUE to reduce pressure pain thresholds and tissue ‘stiffness’ as observed with ‘box’ offload taping (Hug et al, 2014) to reduce compressive loading.
Dynamic Taping workshops are highly practical, clinically relevant workshops that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice. They build on the clinician’s own knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, encourages the development of their own techniques and can be integrated into many treatment approaches.
This 8-hour course prepares you for utilizing Dynamic Tape to treat a wide variety of conditions and patient presentations. All supplies will be provided and each attendee will receive tape to take back to their clinic.
Continuing Education Credit:
Dynamic Tape training courses offer Continuing Education credit for ATC’s, DC’s, OTs, LMTs, PT’s and PTA’s. For inquiries on CEU credit in specific states and professions, contact Jessica Riddle at [email protected]
Chiropractors and Licensed Massage Therapists
Continuing Education credit for DCs and LMTs is provided through the University of Western States.
UWS is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. States approved by PACE: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MA, ME, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia. CCE college sponsored programs are accepted for continuing education in AZ, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MI, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY and BC.
UWS is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
Dynamic Tape is approved for CE credit in many states for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. For questions on specific state approvals, contact Jessica Riddle at [email protected].
Athletic Trainers and Certified Athletic Trainers
Southeast Sports Seminars is recognized by the Board Of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education hours for Athletic Trainers, provider number P8715. This program has been approved for a maximum number of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the CE activity.
Online Education Component
Each attendee will recieve FREE one-year access to DTI – the Dynamic Tape Institute online education forum.