1) Identify at least 2 specific developmental features in trunk, upper and lower extremities in both the typical pediatric and adult populations.
2) Explain the importance of 3 components of proper alignment contribute to the support and initiation of movement patterns in both the pediatric and adult population.
3) Apply knowledge of biomechanical alignment and range of motion to describe the rationale for each taping technique utilized in patients with alignment issues.
4) Based on the alignment dysfunction identified, develop at least 2 treatment options using rigid strapping tape, Kinesio tape®, Velcro patches with elastic straps, neoprene wraps, compression garments or Thera Togs™.
5) Identify at least 3 contraindications to taping.
6) Summarize at least 2 pros and cons for each of the following taping materials: Leukotape, Hypafix, Kinesio® Tex tape, neoprene, Nustim wrap, Prowrap, Fabrifoam, and latex-free tapes.
7) Describe at least 3 principles of taping that can be used as an adjunct to treatment for the client with alignment issues.
8) Explain the use of tape as a way to improve neuromuscular re-education in both pediatric and adult clients in need of improved alignment to perform functional activities. 9) Prepare the clients and families with at least 3 instructions about skin care associated with a given taping technique.
10) Select at least 2 malalignments of the upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk and demonstrate an appropriate corrective taping technique.
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