Speech therapy – Kinesiology tape

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Kinesiology taping can also be a valuable addition to the treatment process in speech therapy. A partner we gladly refer to for learning taping techniques in this field is the “Practice for speaking and singing” of speech therapist, speech and voice coach Rob Stallinga in cooperation with FysioGraaf from physiotherapist Carla de Graaf.

In recent years, a great deal of experience has been gained with adults and children in the treatment of:

  • Speech problems
  • (Singing) voice and throat complaints
  • Swallowing disorders (also neurological)
  • Oro-myofunctional complaints (OMFT)
  • Jaw and sinus problems
  • Postural corrections
  • Pareses
The correct application of the various tapes, giving the correct instructions and ensuring an adequate follow-up, requires therapeutic craftsmanship of a speech therapist and also basic knowledge and skills that are necessary to apply a tape properly. The professionalism of the Kinesiology taping Concept is therefore also essential for speech therapy applications. Below you will find a few -of the many- speech therapy applications, which will also be covered during the courses from Rob Stallinga and Carla de Graaf.

Speech therapy jaw

Voice and swallowing problems influenced by the position of the hyoid bone

A muscle that influences the position of the hyoid bone is the sternohyoid muscle. Depending on the direction in which CureTape is applied, the tape can be used for voice and swallowing problems.

This muscle tape is also often used for voice training of transgenders.

speech therapy sternohyoideus voice

Posture correction

Posture correction is often an essential part of speech therapy. With CureTape it is possible to correct posture. This application is frequently used for both children and adults.

curved back posture
curved back with tape
taped back

lip close logotherapy

Improving lip closure in facial paresis

In facialis paresis, the muscles on one side of the face are paralysed to a greater or lesser degree. With a supportive tape, you can improve lip closure. A solution for very many patients.

lip close under logotherapy

Influencing salivary flow (hyper-/hyposalivation)

Salivation is influenced by afferent and efferent stimuli of the autonomic nervous system.
Segmental tapes influence this process. A small tape can already produce a wonderful result.

globus complaints

Globus complaints (“lump in the throat” feeling)

There are people who have a lumpy feeling. A feeling that there is a lump of mucus in the throat, a pellet or some other irritation. Various causes, including excessive muscle tension in the neck and throat area, can be treated by the speech therapist using a muscle tape or, as shown in the photo, a CrossLinq.

sinus cavity speech therapy

Sinus cavities

The sinus cavities can affect voice and breathing. A CureTape fascia correction affects the function of the sinuses.

About these techniques

These tape applications are applied by speech therapist Rob Stallinga and physiotherapist Carla de Graaf from the Netherlands. They give special courses focused on speech therapy applications in both the Netherlands and Belgium.

Photos on this page are the copyright of Carla de Graaf and Rob Stallinga.

Professionals: Convince yourself in the use of CureTape!

Have you never worked with CureTape before? Too bad, we would like to change that. We have put together a “tryout package”. This “Convince Yourself” pack includes a roll of CureTape Classic, a roll of CureTape Art and a roll of CureTape Sports.

  • Measurements per roll: 5cm x 2,5m
  • Introduction price: £14.95

A very appealing way to get acquainted with Europe’s most widely used kinesiology tape!

Learn how to tape

Want to learn how to apply tape yourself*? We have created the ultimate guide for that! This helpful guide contains:

  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

What are you waiting for? Order your copy today!

*This book is intended for people who want to intape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Disclaimer

Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website, about the possibilities within the Medical Taping Concept, have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists. Please note: when (partially) reproducing the article, acknowledgement of the source is required.

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