Clinical question: why is kinesiology tape not allowed in high school swimming without a doctor’s note?
My Advisory committee is made up of Hannah Clementson for my AT Advisor, Brianne for my Faculty Advisor and I was hoping to ask Dr. Muncy, who is KT tape certified, for my content expert. I chose to do this question because, when I was at home in New Bern, I was a stroke and turn judge for the location high school. In the handbook that we are given at the begin of the session, they stated that a swimmer is only allowed to have kinesiology tape on their body if they have a doctor’s note stating why it is needed and the places that the tape will be placed. The most confusing part about this question, that I ask, is why is it not allowed? Any person can go to Wal-Mart and buy kinesiology tape and place it wherever they would like.
This week in clinical, the high school is still in the dead period, which means there is not much clinically going on during the week. This week, we were able to get a lot of attempts as well as clinic time in. We had a sheet due this coming week with 42 taping, wrapping, and bracing jobs on it. During clinical we will able to complete all of those tape jobs with the exception of things that were not in the clinic at Patrick Henry High School, which I was able to do with Taylor Hale and DC. After doing all of those taping, wrapping and bracing jobs I feel a lot more confident in the clinic and with my clinical skills, after having a year off from clinical.
With being a year ahead in classes from the sophomore class, I am in Gen Med, which discusses common medical conditions. This week in Med Term chapter 5, it goes over medical conditions for the heart, which is what we have been discussing in Gen Med. So seeing those terms again does not only help with memorization but also helping me study for a Gen Med test this week.
With all of the taping, wrapping and bracing jobs I was able to complete six more attempts as well as 6 masteries. I am falling a little behind but plan on working very hard before spring break to catch back up with attempts and masteries.