FMT Geriatrics - Kinesiology Taping

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Description

Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how to use kinesiology tape with special patient populations like the elderly or children.

You don’t have to memorize percentages of stretch or direction of tape in order to get safe, effective results when taping special populations.

FMT Geriatrics introduces the concept of functional kinesiology taping methods with focus on special considerations for the geriatric population. In this course, students will practice musculoskeletal screening assessment, taping and re-assessment of geriatric specific conditions including total joint replacement, stroke, balance disorders, neurologic dysfunctions, fall risk and osteoarthritis. Additionally, FMT Geriatrics includes a review of current literature that supports theories of kinesiology taping for improvement of performance, rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neurologic dysfunction, management of scars and postural conditioning. These courses are intended for health professionals who have taken FMT Basic. All supplies needed for the course and lab experiences are provided. Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and discuss geriatric population needs
  • Define, discuss and consider concepts of myofascial chains as an approach to treatment for a multitude of aging conditions
  • Discuss and communicate the physiological effects of kinesiology taping
  • Critically analyze considerations of taping applications based on current research
  • Compare and contrast functional taping applications for geriatric related postural, orthopedic, inflammatory and neurological conditions
  • Justify fascial taping applications for applications of postural, orthopedic, inflammatory and neurological conditions

Course Procedure

This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.

Course Content

FMT Geriatric Taping
Module

Milica McDowell DPT

Instructor

Dr. Milica McDowell is the Senior Director of Medical for RockTape, her background is as an orthopedic physical therapist. She has worked with athletes from high school kids to the weekend warrior to pros from the NFL, NHL, MLB, XGames, Pro rodeo, triathlon, and the performing arts. Dr. McDowell has a background in team sports, yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, clinical bike fitting and rehab for ultra-endurance athletes. Dr. McDowell was a faculty member at Montana State University in the Health and Human Performance program from 2008-2019 and is the founder of Epic Fitness Center, Bluebird Medical Supply and Clearwater Physical Therapy. Dr. McDowell has two Bachelors’ Degrees from Montana State University, a Master’s Degree from University of Colorado and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University. She has lectured both nationally and internationally, is a published author, textbook editor and has a United States Patent. In her free time, she enjoys triathlon, alpine and skate skiing and exploring Montana’s outdoors with her husband, family and poodle-mix dogs.

Hour One 

Who is the geriatric population and how are they defined? (Ch 1) 

Introduction of Taping History (Ch 2) 

  • Types of taping, rigid vs dynamic tape
  • Kinesiology taping and its popularity
  • Kinesiology tape – features and characteristics
  • Tape application, skin preparation techniques
  • Reducing risks involved in kinesiology taping
  • Past and future taping techniques, trends and movements 

Skin Anatomy/Physiology and Tape Mechanisms (Ch 3) 

  • Skin-brain connection
  • Sensory system, discussion of hair follicles and skin receptors
  • Cortical Homunculus Review 

Effects and Benefits of Kinesiology Taping (Ch 4) 

  • Pain and how Kinesiology tape improves this condition
  • Decompression and Mechanical effects of kinesiology tape
  • Neurosensory communications to the brain via skin stimulation   

Hour Two Pain Mitigation Effect of Tape (Ch 4) 

  • Pain Gate Theory
  • Neuromatrix Model
  • Biopsychosocial Model of Pain (BPS)
  • Science Literature Review 

Decompression Effect of Tape (Ch 6) 

  • Looking under the skin with MSK Ultrasound
  • Science Literature Review 

Neurosensory Input Effect of Tape (Ch 7) 

  • Importance of brain’s role in movement
  • Effects of Tape on Balance, Tactile Acuity
  • Science Literature Review
  • Does direction of tape and amount of tape stretch matter 

Kinesiology Tape Theory Questions (Ch 8) 

  • Qualities of Kinesiology Tape
  • Science Literature Review
  • Does direction of tape and amount of tape stretch matter 

Kinesiology Taping Basic Technique Considerations (Ch 9) 

  • General taping application rules
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Negotiables and non-negotiables for technique   

Hour Three Geriatric Conditions (Ch 10) 

  • Joint Stability overview of patient presentation and tape indications
  • Joint Replacement overview of patient presentation and tape indications
  • Osteoarthritis overview of patient presentation and tape indications
  • Stroke overview of patient presentation and tape indications
  • Posture overview of patient presentation and tape indications
  • Fall Prevention overview of patient presentation and tape indications 

Joint Stability Taping Strategies (Ch 11) 

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for Joint Stability
  • Ankle Tape practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Knee Tape practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Shoulder Tape practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Wrist Tape practical lab experience, instructor feedback  

Hour Four Joint Replacement Taping Strategies (Ch 12) 

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for Joint Replacement
  • Fluid Dynamics, Decompression effect of tape
  • Total Knee Replacement Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • 1 week post-op, 1 month post-op
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • 1 week post-op, 1 month post-op 

Osteoarthritis Taping Strategies (Ch 13) 

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for OA
  • Knee Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Hip Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • SI Joint Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback   

Hour Five Stroke Taping Strategies (Ch 14) 

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for Stroke
  • Depressed Humeral Head Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Hand Opening Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Upper Extremity Helix Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Lower Extermity Helix Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Drop Foot Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback 

Posture Taping Strategies (Ch 15)

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for Postural Support
  • Forward Head Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Forward Shoulder Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Dowager’s Hump Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Pelvic Tilt Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback   

Hour Six Fall Prevention Taping Strategies (Ch 16) 

  • Goals of Taping Strategy for Fall Prevention
  • Afferent feedback of tape for neurosensory support
  • Biomechanical Joint by Joint considerations
  • Low Back Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Rectus Abdominus Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • LE Helix Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Posterior Fascial Chain Tape techniques lab experience, instructor feedback

DC

This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AL, AK, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY(Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed) Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, MS, OK, WI *NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event. AZ, NM, TN CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending. PT/PTA AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NE, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY – FMT Geriatrics meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards AR- FMT Geriatrics Kinesiology Taping has been approved by the AR State Physical Therapy Board for 5.75 contact hours. CA – Approval (FMT Geriatrics 0.6 CEUs) approved by the California Physical Therapy Association LA – FMT Geriatrics has ben approved by the LA Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hours. MD, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NM, OH, OK, TX- This course application has been submitted for CEU approvals and is pending. FL – Approval (FMT Geriatrics 6 CEUs) approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, TN, VA – FMT Geriatrics meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours. DC, IL – FMT Geriatrics (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education. VT- FMT Geriatrics is approved by the APTA Vermont approval CEUL059045A for 6 CEUs WV- FMT Geriatrics is approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours.

OT

FMT Geriatrics meets continuing education requirements for AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT Boards.

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