Workshop I, Helma Kaspers – Colour Influence and Testing in the Clinic.
Many professionals now utilize elastic therapeutic tape in their clinical work. Many manufacturers claim that the colour of their tapes is not of importance. They claim that all tape rolls with various colours have the same quality and outcomes after applying should not differ. Research has shown that this is not the case. Colour does matter. Most research looking into tape colour however has concentrated on the mechanical properties of the tape itself.
In this workshop participants will learn more about the influence colours have on the human body. They will also learn how to test properly and safely. Keeping in mind that testing needs to be repeated every taping session as the physical condition of the patient may have changed.
Workshop II, Julie M. Porter – DermoNeuroModulating cranial nerves.
In the workshop you will learn the route of the cranial nerves, where the nerve has a cutaneous access point that we can address through manual therapy. Once we know the route and access areas, we can move the skin to facilitate better communication for their nervous system. The technique will appeal to your patients as it is designed to be non-threatening, non-invasive, novel and stimulating to their nervous system to facilitate change. This change could be temporary or longer lasting, depending on your patient’s nervous system response to the input of touch via the skin.