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Earn CEU's and help support the PT-PAC of MO with MPTA's Central District in Columbia. ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE!

When: Saturday, December 2nd
8:30 - 12:30
Where: PT Classroom in Clark Hall on the MU Campus
701 S. Providence Rd.
Columbia, Missouri  65203
United States
Contact: Wendy Nall

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Tape and Scrape

Continuing Education Opportunity (4.0 hours)
Cost: $75 donation to the PT PAC of Missouri
Donations to the PAC are used for political purposes and are not tax deductible.

Presenter Bio's:

Kelly Stephens is the Assistant Director of Clinical Education and assistant teaching professor at the University of Missouri.   She completed her bachelors in Fitness and Nutrition, 1999, and her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2001, both at the University of Missouri.  Since graduation Kelly has worked in inpatient, outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics, and home health pediatrics.  She has spent time working in a smaller community treating a wide variety of patient populations. Kelly has been using manual treatments for the orthopedic and chronic pain population that include: myofascial release, cranio sacral, gua sha, muscle energy, strain counter strain and therapeutic taping.  This course will introduce the participants to the background and practical use of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic taping.

This course will include lecture to gain understanding of the two techniques as well as time for practice.  Each participant should dress in sports bra, shorts and T-shirt/tank tops, to allow access to areas to practice treatment.

Course Objectives

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization:

  • Participants will gain understanding of how to use the tools
  • Participants will understand the precautions/contraindication and indications
  • Participants will learn how to provide patient education for pre-treatment and post treatment care
  • Participants will gain ability to practice several different mobilization techniques on different areas of the body.

Therapeutic taping:

  • Participants will gain understanding of the use of taping
  • Participants will understand the precautions/contraindications and indications for use
  • Participants will learn how to provide patient education on benefits and use/care
  • Participants will understand the corrective taping and the physiological effects of taping
  • Participants will gain ability to properly apply several taping techniques on parts of the body previously treated with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.


Course schedule

8:00-8:30  Registration 
8:30-9:45 Background, history, development of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

Types of tools and techniques

Demonstration of techniques

9:45-10:30 Practice of techniques with a variety of tools
Background, history, development of taping techniques

Introduction to many of the current brands on the market

Precautions for taping

11:15-12:00 Practice of taping techniques


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