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Dynamic Taping - Basics & Fundamentals

presented by Ryan Kendrick

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The influence of load and various kinematic factors on tendinopathy and other overuse conditions is well documented. In this course, Ryan Kendrick, Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and developer of Dynamic Tape explains how taping biomechanically can help in the management of these conditions and also discusses how Dynamic Taping can be used to assist function in the pediatric and neurologic populations. Dynamic Taping is a natural extension to the practitioner’s clinical reasoning process and by following a simple procedure, techniques can be developed and integrated into the clinician’s treatment approach making it specific to their client and complementing their manual therapy and exercise based interventions.This course provides a thorough understanding of the background research, theoretical concepts and practical application guidelines.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Ryan Kendrick, MPhtySt, BPhty

    Ryan earned his Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1994 and a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy under the same world renowned guidance, which included Gwen Jull, Carolyn Richardson, Paul Hodges and Bill Vicenzino. Ryan has worked extensively in the area of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy with roles including Personal Physiotherapist to former world number four, Greg Rusedski on the ATP Tennis Tour and British Davis Cup team, and Team Physiotherapist for Essex County Cricket Club in the United Kingdom. As a Private Practitioner he has been involved in the management of European Tour Golfers and Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes in the disciplines of swimming, rowing, fencing, archery and triathlon to name a few. Due to the strong biomechanical nature of the injuries in these sports and the limitations encountered with the available taping products, Ryan set about developing a product that would permit full range of movement but allow genuine mechanical assistance to alter movement patterns or to assist the role of injured tissues. The result is Dynamic Tape. Accompanying this is the Dynamic Taping Method, a novel approach to taping based on biomechanical principles and physiology of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue. Ryan has also been a Clinical Tutor for the Musculoskeletal Component of the Griffith University Physiotherapy programme. He has had a number of television appearances in Australia including on the ABC Television programme ‘The New Inventors’ where his PosturePals product won the episode.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Basics

    1. Basics

    Recognize the significant difference in physical properties and methodology between Dynamic Taping, Kinesiology Taping and Rigid Sports taping and identify ways in which these can be used in combination to optimize your treatments. Identify indications and contra-indications to Dynamic Taping. Describe the nature and cause of any adverse skin reactions resulting from tape applications. Outline the correct application procedure.

  2. Fundamentals

    2. Fundamentals

    Explain the importance of load with regard to pathology and management of tendinopathy. Describe the scientific basis with regard to mechanical and physiological mechanisms. Develop Dynamic Taping techniques and integrate these into the overall treatment approach. Identify factors present with mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and describe how Dynamic Tape addresses these.