Course outline

Please note that these workshops are highly practical and interactive, and may be varied to accommodate the experience of the attendees and to suit the presentation style of the instructor. The topics indicated are generally covered however may not be structured exactly as below.


  • Aims & Objectives
  • Traditional Taping Approaches – Biomechanical vs Neurophysiological
  • Limitations of existing approaches
  • Fundamentals of Taping Mechanically
  • Required properties of tape and contrast with athletic tapes & kinesiology tapes
  • Adverse Reactions

Part 1. Mechanical Mechanisms

  • Direct & Indirect
  • Tendinopathy Model
  • Mechanical changes
  • Functional Implications
  • Kinematics
  • Continuum of tendon pathology
  • Load as a driver
  • Dynamic Taping Mechanical Mechanisms of Action
    1. Force Contribution
    2. Modifying movement – kinematics, joint glides and rotations
    3. Improving Length-tension relationship
    4. Reducing increased compliance in tendinopathy
    5. Augmenting Force Closure
    6. Soft tissue offload – reducing tissue stress

Part 2. Physiological Mechanisms

  • Pain Physiology – a modern approach
  • Manual Therapy and the pain system
  • Dynamic Taping and neurophysiological mechanisms

Part 3. Common Applications

  • Application Guidelines/Precautions/Contraindications
  • Contrasting handling skills with rigid tapes and kinesiology tapes
  • Power Band techniques
  • Upper Limb
  • Lower Limb
  • Trunk (intro)
  • PosturePals
  • How to progress – Simple Systems vs Combined Systems Taping, Taping for mechanosensitivity of the neural tissue

Part 4. Graduation

  • Course evaluation
  • Science Supplement
  • Certificate of Completion


By the end of this workshop you should be able to:

  • identify indications and contraindications to this intervention
  • be cognizant of the scientific basis of Dynamic Taping including background science (physics, biomechanics and pain physiology), and the mechanical and physiological mechanisms of action of Dynamic Taping
  • identify the various stages of tendinopathy (according to Cook & Purdham, 2009)
  • determine when Dynamic Taping is indicated and who will benefit
  • recognise 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 optimise your treatments
  • safely and effectively apply a number of commonly indicated Dynamic Taping techniques including Power Band techniques
  • begin to develop your own Dynamic Taping applications based on your assessment, treatment approach and the individual needs of your client

Applying to the Course

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