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CIAO Seminars: Kinesiology Taping Techniques for Swallowing Disorders

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


  • Houston, TX April 17, 2020
  • San Jose, CA May 1, 2020
  • New Orleans, LA July 31, 2020
  • Newark, NJ August 14, 2020
  • Nashville, TN September 18, 2020
  • Dallas, TX December 11, 2020

Elastic taping techniques have gained the attention of rehab providers offering support while allowing functional movement. This research-based modality has a variety of applications to address functional impairment. This course will focus on taping strategies relevant to dysphagia therapy. Therapeutic applications provide re-education of the neuromuscular system, influence lymphatic drainage, improve localized circulation and reduce pain. Diagnoses familiar to the dysphagia specialist benefit from its use. Taping strategies offer muscular inhibition as in craniomandibular hypertonus, muscular recruitment facilitating hyoid movement and minimize postural compensation related to sensory input. This course will educate the dysphagia clinician on the therapeutic benefit of taping to improve motor patterns and facilitate a client’s functional independence. Though focused on the adult population, experienced pediatric clinicians can easily apply these techniques to the pediatric population.



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