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The “Need to Know” About Posture and Taping Workshop

01/06/2017 Courses held a workshop based on everything a therapist needs to know about posture and taping on 10th October 2016. 

The event was run by two highly respected physical therapists; Katie Emmett a sports and exercise therapist and Kate Hindley a Physiotherapist. Both therapists have extensive experience assessing and treating patients with poor posture with kinesiology tape.

The course attendees included both student and professional therapists with an interest in posture assessment and the application of Kinesiology tape.

The first half of the event consisted of a detailed presentation which initiated with a discussion on how posture has evolved over the ages, a description of what good and bad posture is and why poor posture occurs. The presentation then went on to highlight how therapists can assess and treat poor posture.

The main treatment modality spoken about was the use of Kinesiology tape. Before the attendees were let loose with the tape the therapists explained the theory behind tape application. This involved identifying the different types of tape and their benefits. The therapist also explain how to apply tape safely and efficiently, this involved addressing contraindications and precautions.

Following this, the course attendees had the opportunity to practice a number of postural improvement taping techniques on each other and also in alignment with a few patient case studies.

The theory and practical aspects of the event were all evidenced based. The therapist went into great detail of how, when and why to use tape which was highly beneficial to all the attendees.

The atmosphere at the event was friendly and relaxed and everybody seemed to have a great time!

If you would like to join us, we are holding this course again on Saturday 10th June. Find out more about the course on Eventbrite



The Author

Louise Rigby

Louise is a happy, passionate and reliable member of the massage team. Louise graduated with a Sports Therapy Bsc (Hons) degree in 2015 from the University of Central Lancashire. During her degree Louise gained experience working with the Rochdale hornets rugby club and the Fijian Rugby league team. In addition to her degree she has gained VTCT Level 4 certificate in sports massage and has attained a Level 2 emergency aid and trauma management qualification. Louise is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists and regularly takes part in CPD within the clinic and at external events. Louise has knowledge and experience with the assessment, prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Louise thoroughly enjoys her role as a Sport Therapist and loves meeting new patients. Louise has always had a keen interest in sport which lead her to achieve 1st place in a national cheerleading competition! When not in work Louise loves to surround herself with friends and family and watch the odd Disney film!


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