Beginning Kinesio Taping® Method for Edema

This course is full and on a waiting list only.  Course will be repeated in 2013
Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, ATC
Course level: Beginner
Date: Saturday,  Nov. 17, 2012
Check in time: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Class time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Held in Dining Room A, East building of hospital, 1st Floor.

Contact Hours: 2.75

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Carrie Oatman Macoskey, OTR/L, CLT/LANA is a clinical specialist/edema therapist who has worked for Fairview for 13 years. She has a bachelor of science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. She is Casley-Smith, Vodder trained and certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Areas of interest include oncology rehab. She has lectured at the Breast Cancer Conference, National Lymphedema Network conference, and Oncology Nursing Conference.

Course Description
This course is a beginner course on using kinesio tape for edema. You will learn pathways to move fluid efficiently, how to apply the kinesio tape and pathways to use for the tape. Contraindications of using kinesio tape. Included in the lecture portion of the course is review of the pathophysiology of the lymphatic and circulatory system. 

Course attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology/pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
  • Understand the indications of Kinesio Taping in regards to edema and scar tissue adherence
  • Demonstrate Kinesio Taping for the type of swelling and/or scar adherence they see in clinic
 8-8:30 a.m.               Check in/Registration
 8:30-9:30 a.m.          Introduction and physiology/pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
 9:30-10 a.m.             Demonstrations and practice of taping for swelling
10-10:15 a.m.            Break
10:15-11:30 a.m.      Demonstration and practice of taping for swelling and scar tissue adherence

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #5420

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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