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Practical Taping for Sports Injuries: Part 1


Practical Taping for Sports Injuries: Part 1

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd year of our popular practical taping course, to be run by Craig Ranson MCSP PhD, for only £40 (+ booking fee). The course will run 9.15am - 2pm 24th February 2019 in room WF19 of Birmingham Medical School. 

Dr Craig Ranson is a Physiotherapist who in 2017 became Director of Athlete Health at the English Institute of Sport. Prior to that he was Programme Director in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Physiotherapist for the Wales Rugby Team. Craig has over 20 years Sports Physiotherapy experience and has also served as Head Physiotherapist for the England and Wales Cricket Board, and UK Athletics. His research interests focus on sports injury prevention. 

Who should attend?

This introductory course is perfect for physiotherapy or medical students or practitioners with little or no experience in sports taping. It can also be used as a refresher course for those with more experience. 

This course is not only open to Birmingham Students and is being run with the support of Undergraduate Sports and Exercise Medicine Society (USEMS). If you are not a Birmingham student then someone will meet you on arrival at the front desk and guide you to the room.

What will this course cover?

Participants will learn the principles and applications of sports taping, gaining a practical understanding of taping products and techniques currently used in the management of sports injuries. Safe and effective application of a variety of taping materials will be practiced including; rigid, elastic and ‘k-taping’ of key body areas vulnerable to sports injury.

Session 1

Principles, Products and Precautions 

Tape Handling & Application


Knee and Patello-femoral joint

Session 2

K-Taping techniques



Elbow, wrist, hand and fingers

Review and requested techniques

BUSEMS are pleased to announce that the first 20 tickets will be partly subsidised by the society meaning that they will be subject to a 20% reduction in price! The course can facilitate up to 30 people so book today to avoid disappointment

*Participants please come dressed appropriately i.e. shorts and vest tops for practical work

** It is strongly suggested that participants shave at least one leg prior to the course

*** Participants should bring their own food and drink, as the Medical School canteen will be closed

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