Experts stress on credibility of therapeutic taping at workshop

Dr. Sanjiv K. Jha motivates physiotherapy students by providing exposure on hands-on skills

The usage and credibility of "Therapeutic Taping", a therapeutic tool in definitive rehabilitative taping technique used for various musculoskeletal disorders, was emphasised at a national workshop at University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) on 8 June.
The daylong workshop was organised by the department of physiotherapy under the School of Allied Medical Sciences, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) in association with International Academy of Health and Education and Centre for Chronic Disease, Indore supported by IQAC, USTM at NKC Auditorium of the university. The resource person of the workshop was Dr. Sanjiv K. Jha, President, Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) and Director CCDR and S.P.S Group of companies.
Dr. Jha emphasised the usage and credibility of therapeutic taping which is a therapeutic tool in definitive rehabilitative taping technique used for various musculoskeletal disorders. He motivated the physiotherapy students by giving them exposure to hands-on skills in taping and enhancing their clinical skills in practice. Altogether 100 participants were present at the workshop.
Therapeutic taping is often used as an adjunct to rehabilitation. There are many different types of tape that can be used for a variety of different reasons.
Therapeutic taping is often used as an adjunct to rehabilitation. There are many different types of tape that can be used for a variety of different reasons. Overall, the techniques implemented by a rehabilitative specialist are used to promote the healing of tissue that has previously been injured. The purpose of the tape can fall into one of two categories: The first is physiological, which can influence change with pain perception, swelling control or simply giving the patient cueing to self-correct a body position. The other is mechanical, which implies that the tape is applied to provide modification to faulty movement patterns. These improper movement patterns could have caused the injury or do not allow the injured tissue to heal properly. Some forms of therapeutic taping include Kinesio Tape, Dynamic Tape, Rocktape, Leukotape and athletic tape.
Dr Jha addressing the present audience
Image: Dr Jha addressing the present audience
Earlier, the workshop was inaugurated by Prof G.D Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, USTM and Dr. R.K. Sharma, Advisor, USTM in presence of Dr. Habibul Islam, Dean, School of Allied Medical Sciences as well as faculty members and students.
The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Pooja Chaudhuri, Head of the Department of Physiotherapy, USTM.



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