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Introduction to Sports Taping

Sports Taping
Sports Taping

This course offers the beginner, technical and practical advice for use when taping athletes. This course covers the introduction to taping techniques for ankle, finger & thumb as well as the principles and application of taping. This is ideal course for players, parents and first aiders who are taping athletes.


Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an approved third party facility.

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Sports Medicine Australia  RTO 110086. Refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website  for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Course content includes:

• Disadvantages you need to consider when applying tape.

• Tape and tape handling

• Principles for removing tape

• Common taping terms

• Priorities in taping


Taping specific to an injury

• Circulation

• Functionality

• Comfort

• Expert advice

• Athlete preference

• Speed

• Cost


Practical Application

• Fingers (proximal interphalangeal joint)

• Thumb (MCP, CMC and thenar muscles)

• Ankle Inversion

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