“From all my years of experience I thought I had taping “down” but was happy to find that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks! Take it from me, if you do this course you will end up with a clear concept of which tape does what, and how and when to use it”
Red Bull Formula 1 physiotherapist
Mike has done an extensive write-up of the course, which we feel describe what we do really well. We have put it in full at the bottom of this page for you to read.
“Brilliant course! I have used tape on elite athletes for many years, and loved the logical, clinical approach which taught me new skills. Great to see test and re-test incorporated so well”
I have known Donna and Ulrik for many years and have had first hand experience of what excellent teachers they are in their individual seminars. When they decided to put together a course on taping and teach it together I knew I had to experience it for myself and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed by the results of their collaboration.
It was over 20 years ago that I started my career as a Physiotherapist working in Rugby League and strapping various parts of the body with rigid tape soon became second nature to me. A decade later and Kinesio tape was the be-all-and-end-all and my career had moved from contact sport through the world of ballet to the non-contact but very attritional world of rowing. In these two spheres the inhibitory and facilitatory properties of K-tape really came into their own. However, none of the methods I learnt left me fully convinced that there was a particular “way” of approaching the problems patients presented with.
I was happily reassured to find that Total Taping, in a single course, brought the variety of tapes and taping techniques available to practitioners together through a very clear conceptual way of learning. By clinically reasoning the presenting problem, the ‘What are you trying to achieve with the tissues in front of you?” is addressed. You are then shown how to “think your way around any clinical scenario” and to self check using pre- and post-testing for all of the techniques you cover. This focus on pre- and post-application testing ensures that you can be confident that your tape application has done it’s job.
The real beauty of Total Taping is in the way Donna and Ulrik have simplified a complex set of techniques into a concept that is easy to assimilate into your current practice. Learning this way you gain an understanding a concept that you can soon apply to the different problems that you are presented with in clinic to “make the technique your own”.
From all my years of experience I thought I had taping “down” but was happy to find that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks! Take it from me, if you do this course you will end up with a clear concept of which tape does what, and how and when to use it – simples.