January 21, 2009

Therapeutic Kinesio Taping

Bertrand is making a lot of progress in his physical therapy. Today we tried something new. His therapist, Kirsten Alberg, was recently trained in therapeutic, pediatric taping. The particular style she is using is called Kinesio.

Look at that glowing therapy report! "Bertrand is doing really well."

The Kinesio Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. After the Olympics this past summer, this taping therapy has really come into vogue.

Bertrand doing his best Mila Jovovich, "5th Element" impression.

To help with trunk stabilization, Kirsten taped his back muscles. The hypothesis being, that if his arms/shoulders are slightly retrained he may have an easier time with sitting. So far, Bertrand has just been extra fussy today. We'll see if he improves any tomorrow.


  1. Cristy, estoy tan feliz de escuchar esta noticia. Me alegro mucho por el progreso. Dile a B que estoy muy orgullosa de el. Besos a todos, Mami

  2. Great news that this new therapy style might help! Que bueno! Ya mismo lo veremos sentandose solito!
    Muchos besos,
    Titi Lili