Sports Taping

What is sports taping?

Taping is used by physiotherapists to protect an injured joint or prevent joint injury, to facilitate contraction in a long weak, inactive muscle or to inhibit short overactive muscles, to “unload” or 'off-load' myofascial tissues causing pain and to alter/maintain a static and/or dynamic alignment of a dysfunctional/painful joing in a pain free position.


Sports Taping Courses


1. National Training Centre

Taping and Strapping

Location: Dublin NTC, 15-16 St Josephs Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7.


Dates:      July 28 2013

                November 24 2013

Time:       9-5

Cost:       €255. All course fees are non-refundable and must be paid before the commencement of each course.





2. Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM)


Sports Taping:


Next Date : 06th July 2013 -  Venue: UCD Dublin 4
Presenter: Dr. Ulrik McCathy Persson
Cost: 100 euro CPSEM member discounted rate, 110 ISCP rate, 175 non ISCPmembers

Objectives: Provide a summary of scientific findings of research examining the use of tape. Learn general rules of taping application Identify contraindications and precautions to the use of tape. To gain practical knowledge of application of some common taping techniques for the use in sports

Preliminary Timetable

9.00 – 9.15                Registration
9.15 – 10.15              Introduction/review of evidence based practice of tape in sports
10.15 – 10.45            Basic guidelines of taping
10.45 – 11.10            Coffee/tea
11.10 – 12.30            Taping techniques for the foot and ankle
12.30 – 13.30            Lunch
13.30 – 14.45            Taping techniques for the knee
14.45 – 15.00            Coffee/tea
15.00 – 16.30            Taping techniques for the for the upper limb
16.30 – 17.00            Summary and conclusions


3. Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping aims to support joints and muscles, without restricting range of motion.


Kinesio Taping – Fundamental and advanced course


Location: Dublin


Dates: June 29th-30th 2013 (KT1+2)

Dates: July 6th - 7th 2013

Course type: KT3 Sports


Attendees must take courses in order (KT1 &KT2 before KT3) ONLY KTA-APPROVED courses are considered for obtaining accreditation as a Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP). This is achieved after completion of KT3.






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