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Kinesio taping is commonly used in sports medicine and rehabilitation to enhance blood circulation, reduce swelling, and activate receptors in the skin and muscles. The method is also employed to activate and improve the function of facial muscles.
If you want to know more about this non-invasive treatment, which can be used, for example, to increase lip closure and activity in the lips, we offer a three-hour online course with the German speech therapist Anne Tenhagen. The course will be conducted in English.
Target audience: The course is aimed at anyone interested in kinesio taping for orofacial dysfunction.
Date: Wednesday, November 29th, at 13:00-16:00
Contact Person: Maria Hall, Maria.Hall@vgregion.se, 010-441 79 80
Cost: 500 SEK per person
Deadline for Registration: November 15th
Sign up: Maria.email@example.com
Feel free to contact Maria Hall, dental nurse and course coordinator, if you have any questions regarding your registration.
Course description in English:
Elastic tape is now used in many disciplines as a valuable support to conventional therapy. The effectiveness of the therapy can be increased through targeted application. The tape has different areas of application and can, for example, strengthen or weaken muscles or change posture habits. There are numerous possible applications of tape in the areas of myofunctional therapy (e.g. mouth and jaw closure), voice (e.g. posture, tone regulation, breathing) and neurology (e.g. facial paralysis, swallowing).
The seminar explains the necessary background to incorporate a taping system into the therapy. Four taping applications are presented and tested, which can be found particularly frequently in everyday speech therapy: Mouth closure taping (M. orbicularis oris), relaxation of the masseter muscle, indication taping for facial paralysis and toning of the M. buccinator. All participants should be able to try out the equipment in practice. You will need a piece of tape 5cm* at least 25cm, sharp scissors, and a mirror. Highly greasy creams and heavy make-up should be avoided."
About the lecturer
Anne Tenhagen, M. Sc. is a speech therapist from Germany. She dealt with taping for the treatment of incomplete mouth closure for the first time in her Bachelor's thesis in 2013. Since 2015, she has been giving practical training and scientific lectures on the use of elastic tape in speech therapy. After completing her master's degree in teaching and research logopaedics at RWTH Aachen University, she now works as the professional head of the interdisciplinary teaching practice at the EUFH in Cologne and as a freelance lecturer. Overview of studys: Taping in der Logopädie (google.com)