Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners at ECHN

Sep 15, 2011 -  MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT – Eastern Connecticut Health Network Rehabilitation Services is pleased to announce that Dina Bonetti, BS, PTA, CSCS; April Garner, PT; and Jean Rinaldi, PTA, at the Glastonbury Wellness Center, have recently earned the distinction of a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) from the Kinesio Taping® Association International (KTAI). To become certified, the therapist has to successfully complete KTAI-approved KT1, KT2 and KT3 level courses, as well as sit for a 98-question certification exam and achieve the necessary passing grade of 80 percent or better.

The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM), which was developed in the late 1970s by Dr. Kenzo Kase, enhances the body’s natural healing process and provides support through the muscles.

Kinesio Tape helps to relieve acute and chronic joint pains while increasing the joint’s range-of-motion and decreasing inflammation. Kinesio Tape can help support muscles by improving the contraction of weaker muscles as it supports the alignment of the joint. Certain techniques can increase the circulation to and from areas of the body.

The KTM utilizes many correctional procedures that deal with positioning as well as other specific purposes such as pain relief. All the correctional procedures are specific, including treatments for cerebral palsy, pediatric needs, lymphedema, overuse injuries and a host of other specific conditions.

Anyone interested in more information on the Kinesio Tape Method may call 860.652-3181 and ask for Dina, April, or Jean.

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