Taping Application for Treatment Continuum Theoretical Background and Practical Application

Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28, 2024

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Course Description

In this course we will explore the use of a variety of tapes, including Leukotape, Dynamic Tape and Theraband Kinesiology Tape. Using these tapes, we explain how taping biomechanically can help in the management orthopedic and neurologic conditions. Taping is a natural extension of the clinicians reasoning process and can be developed and integrated into the clinician’s treatment approach and complementing manual therapy and exercise-based interventions. This course provides a thorough understanding of the research, theoretical concepts, and practical application guidelines.

Level of Course: 

Course Objectives:


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the significant difference in physical properties and methodology between Dynamic Taping, Kinesiology taping and Rigid Sports taping and identity ways in which these can be used in combination to optimize your treatments.
  • Identify indications and contra-indications to Dynamic Taping, Kinesiology Tape and Rigid Tape.
  • Describe the nature and cause of any adverse skin reactions resulting from tape applications.
  • Outline the correct application procedure.
  • Explain the importance of load with regard to pathology and management of tendinopathy.
  • Describe the scientific basis with regard to mechanical and physiological mechanisms.
  • Develop Dynamic, Kinesiology and Rigid Taping techniques and integrate these into the overall treatment approach.
  • Identify factors present with mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and describe how Dynamic, Kinesiology and Rigid Tape addresses these.



Laura Ramus, PT, ATC – Program Director
Laura is currently a physical therapist for RIM and medical director for the WNBA Las Vegas Aces. She has 35 years of experience treating orthopedic/sports medicine injuries in professional, Olympic, collegiate, high school and amateur athletes. Laura shares this wisdom by teaching advanced sports medicine techniques to professionals around the world.

Laura received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, in 1987. She then completed a fellowship in sports medicine through the University of North Carolina and Health South Rehabilitation Corporation, receiving her certification as an athletic trainer in 1990. During this fellowship, Laura trained under prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and well-known physical therapist Kevin Wilk in Birmingham, AL. Laura was an athletic trainer at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and for the 1994 United States Paralympic swim team. She worked in 2015/2016 as a physical therapist/athletic trainer on the Women’s Professional Tennis tour. She served as the head athletic trainer and strength coach for 21 Seasons with the WNBA Detroit Shock, New York Liberty and currently, the Las Vegas Aces.


Course Location

RIM Auditorium (Basement) 261 Mack, Detroit MI 48201


Intended Audience




Course Hours

8:00am – 4:30pm     
Registration will begin at 7:30am
Snacks provided.
Lunch on your own.


Contact Hours: 

14 hours


Registration Fees: 

Tenet/DMC/RIM employees $150
Non Tenet/DMC/RIM employees $300


Class limit: 

24 registrants


Online Registration      


To register visit https://dmc.clubautomation.com

2024 Continuing Education Courses