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Winter Conference 2016: Wendy Burke presents Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for the Whole Body

  • 30-Jan-2016
  • 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fairmont Hot Springs


  • Course includes light continental breakfast, lunch at the MAPTA meeting, reception, and kinesiotape.
  • Through December 30. This will allow us time to bring in additional assistants if the course goes over the limit.
    Course includes light continental breakfast, lunch at the MAPTA meeting, reception, and kinesiotape.
  • Please register by December 30 so we can determine if we need additional assistants to this lab.
    Course includes light continental breakfast, lunch at the MAPTA meeting, reception, and kinesiotape.
  • Please register by December 30 so we can determine if we need additional assistants to this lab.
    Course includes light continental breakfast, lunch at the MAPTA meeting, reception, and kinesiotape.

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Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for the Whole Body

Wendy Burke PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CCRC 

Course will be limited to the first 40 people unless we have enough interest to increase this limit by Dec. 30

7 Contact Hours, MT category A 

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Provisions include a light continental breakfast both days including coffee, lunch at the business meeting. 


Rooms can be reserved at the Fairmont Hot Springs, Fairmont, MT. Please call 406-797-3241 and request the MAPTA room block of $125.  This block expires at noon on Jan. 8, 2016. You may book rooms after this date but are subject to standard rates and availability. Fairmont requires a credit card and a deposit for the first night room, tax/tbid which will be charged to the credit card at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Reservation cancellations require a 72-hour notice prior to arrival to receive a full refund of the one night lodging deposit. Early departures without a 72-hour notice will be charged the full night lodging.

Board Meeting

Jan. 29, 2016, 2pm for orientation and strategy; 6-8pm for board meeting. Fairmont Hot Springs Conference Room

Business Meeting

Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Room xxxx.Lunch is included for those registered for the course and for those who RSVP in advance. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online). Please send agenda items to the office or President Jay Shaver by January 9, 2016. Final agenda will be posted by Jan. 20, 2016.

Salsa Reception and Fundraiser

Following the education, join us for the Salsa Reception and Fundraiser at the Fairmont Hot Springs. You  may join us regardless of course registration! More Description coming soon.

Cancellation Policy

MAPTA reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If MAPTA refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.

Registration Cancellation by Participant:

  • Cancellations will be accepted in writing via fax, email, or mail.
  • A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.

Group Discounts:

**Not available for this course since it is a lab**, however, for other courses: 10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Members from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date.

Lifetime Member:

**Not available for this course since it is a limited lab**, however, for other courses: Lifetime members can take any non-limited seating, MAPTA sponsored CE at 50% discount.




 7am-8am Professional Issues Forum, Jay Shaver et al




Introduction of Class Instructors


Introduction:  History of Tape and taping



-Light Elastic Tapes


Qualities of Light Elastic Tapes that make it different from rigid tapes


Skin preparation for taping and tape removal




Lymphatic/ Swelling taping for knee edema post-op

Lab demo and practice


Precautions / Contraindications for swelling taping


LUNCH and MAPTA Business Meeting


Muscle Taping Techniques

Upper Extremity

-          shoulder – deltoid

-          shoulder - scapula


Muscle Taping Techniques

Lower Extremity


Knee - Quadriceps

-          plan A

-          plan B

-          plan C




Lumbar Spine paraspinals

Low Back Pain – ligament techniques


Ligament Techniques

-Low Back Pain



Q & A


Summary / Conclusions

 End of course  Salsa Reception!!

Please Wear/Bring:

  • This is a participatory lab. We will be taping on the legs and shoulders (including the scapula).  Please wear/bring clothes that allow access to the proximal thigh and shoulder / scapular area. Generally sweats that can be pulled up high enough and a sports bra / tank top that can stretch usually work. 
  • Scissors to cut the tape
  • We will provide the tape, but if you would like to bring your own, please bring only tan or beige colors. Do not bring the bright colored tape.

About the course:

Therapeutic Kinesiology Taping for the Whole Body

Wendy Burke PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CCRC 

7 Contact Hours   *Montana Category A

 Have you wanted to learn the techniques to enhance patient care progress?

Learn the theory and rationale behind kinesiology therapeutic taping. Practice manual handling skills and see how soft elastic tapes differ in use and technique from more rigid tapes such as Leukotape and traditional athletic tape.

In the course, you will learn the taping techniques to:

  • Promote edema reduction (effective for post-operative swelling and lymphoedema)
  • Enhance muscle balance between agonists and antagonists for improved therapeutic exercises and decreasing synergy patterns in a pediatric and neurological conditions, and
  • Decrease the pain associated with ligament sprains and strains while they heal.

Course description: 

This seminar will present an overview of taping techniques utilizing soft elastic tapes (such as Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape, SpiderTech tape, and Kinesio-Tex tape) along with the rationale for its use and how it differs from more traditional rigid taping techniques. Techniques effective in treating orthopaedic and neurological conditions will be will be demonstrated and practiced in a lab setting. ‘

Therapeutic taping techniques involve taping muscles in order to enhance function and recovery; taping to augment the lymphatic system and decrease edema, and augment ligaments for improved proprioception. The tape may be worn for several days and allow the individual to receive therapeutic benefits 24/7 between applications or therapy visits. Kinesiology taping is not only beneficial during therapy and physical activity but may also be utilized in conjunction with other modalities such as cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, and electrical stimulation.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how soft elastic tapes differ from the traditional rigid tapes such as athletic tape and Leukotape.
  • Learn the qualities of soft elastic tape that make it unique.
  • Review physiology as it related to the use of kinesiology taping treatments as a modality for therapeutic intervention.
  • In a lab setting, practice application techniques for swelling and pain relief for both upper and lower extremity conditions.
  • In a lab setting, practice application techniques on muscles of the upper and lower extremity to enhance function and improve biomechanics.
  • In a lab setting, practice application techniques for ligament strains and sprains.
  • In the intermediate course, continue to practice application techniques for swelling, muscle and ligament injuries.
  • Discuss modification of the basic handling skills and the rationale.
  • Practice taping applications that are diagnosis specific in order to enhance performance and function.

Who Should Attend?

This course will be a great value for PTs, PT students, PTAs, PTA students, and dual licensed PT/ATCs. 

Tape is a modality commonly utilized in the clinic for treatment. Assistants regularly perform modalities determined appropriate by the physical therapist and part of the patient care. Less than 50% of the course content deals with evaluation; therefore, this course is open for registration to physical therapist assistants. There may be certain activities taught by law that cannot be performed by the physical therapy assistant. 

Wendy S. Burke PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CCRC returns to Illinois after serving as faculty and assistant professor for 16 years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Burke has been teaching courses utilizing these types of tape and techniques as an adjunct to patient care for over 16 years. She has lectured and taught in multiple settings on both a national and international level.

Dr. Burke received her physical therapy degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984, and Advanced Masters Degree in 2000 from University of Southern California (USC). She graduated in 2004 with her Advanced Post-professional Doctorate from the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC with her research on shoulder dysfunction. She became Board Certified in Orthopaedics from the APTA in 1993 and recertified in 2003.

Clinical Fellowships: In addition, to the year-long Orthopaedic Fellowship Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles (1993), Wendy completed several other year-long manual therapy programs, including fellowships with: Joe Godges (1992); a Maitland-based fellowship program with Dennis Dempsey and Wayne Diamond (1993); a year- long fellowship program in Arthritis presented by Rancho Los Amigos (1986); and the PNF Program at Kaiser Permanente-Vallejo (1991). Dr. Burke has assisted Richard Jackson with seminars on the pelvic girdle, lower kinetic chain biomechanics and its relationship to gait, as well as back evaluation for over a decade. In addition, has been guest lecturer at University of Southern California (other departments), Loma Linda University, University of Kentucky, and the Professional Baseball Trainers Association.

Dr. Burke was the project manager of clinical research in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the past 6 years, and was clinical supervisor for the Outpatient Rehabilitation at USC University Hospital for 10 years prior to that post. . Dr. Burke continues to teach and manage international clinical research projects, while still utilizing her skills as a mentor in clinical outpatient settings.

Wendy is a Member of the APTA and American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists

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