Children with neurological impairments benefit from improved sensory perceptive information coming into their nervous system. Therapeutic kinesiology taping can facilitate muscle activity, inhibit abnormal muscle activity, assist to reposition joints, support postural alignment, and improve proprioception for better functional outcomes. some of the benefits of therapeutic kinesiology taping include providing stability of joints while allowing full range of motion, unloading tissue via decompression for improved sliding of myofascial layers and providing enhanced motor control through a novel stimulus during movement for improved body awareness. Evidence-based research suggests that clinicians who incorporate kinesiology taping into their treatment plan note improvement in the postural control and functional activities with both, upper and lower limbs, and increase in functional independency.
Participants of this course will learn to implement kinesiology taping for the most common problems in the pediatric patient with neuromotor disorders such as: truncal hypotonia, shoulder girdle instability, and extremity dysfunction. Participants will leave with practical and effective kinesiology taping skills they can integrate into their toolbox the next day to improve therapeutic outcomes.
|Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for Children With Neurological Impairments
Chrys Kub, PT, is NDT trained in Pediatrics and an integrative physical therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Chrys has developed and taught courses in evidenced based treatment techniques for children with neurodevelopmental disorders as well as courses in therapeutic yoga applications for children and adults throughout the US and online. She has extensive experience in multiple settings including outpatient neurological rehabilitation, the school, Private Practice, Outpatient Sensory Integration Clinic, NeoNatal Home Health, and Early Intervention. Through her work in physical therapy, she has utilized treatment techniques such as myofascial release, joint mobilization, kinesiotaping, and therapeutic yoga integrated with traditional pediatric neurological modalities. Early Bird Early Intervention Services. She established FitYogaTherapy, an organization dedicated to the education of practitioners in yoga therapy and pediatric physical therapy. Chrys is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and CEU provider. For additional information, visit www.fityogatherapy.com.
FINANCIAL: Chrys Kub is compensated as the owner and operator of FitYoga Therapy, and as a Physical Therapist at Early Bird Early Intervention Services. She is compensated by Summit as an instructor.
NONFINANCIAL: Chrys Kub has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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