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George Steuart workshop on kinesio-taping

A workshop to promote awareness on current trends of kinesio taping application was organized by George Steuart Health (Pvt) Ltd in collaboration with the Government Physiotherapists' Association (GPA) recently, at the National Hospital, Colombo Auditorium
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director National Hospital Colombo. Dr. Narendra Pinto, President, Sri Lanka Orthopedic Association and SAARC Surgical Care Society and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, National Hospital was a special guest of invitee. President of the GPA Asanga Jayalath delivered the welcome address. He emphasized on the importance of taping, and the immense benefits it could offer to all.

Having realized the benefits of these tapes to the local society and the sports population of this country, George Steuart Health (Pvt) Ltd has taken the initiative to promote the taping methodologies and techniques of application among health care professionals of Sri Lanka.

Erandajith Ranasinghe, Executive Director of George Steuart Health (Pvt) Ltd., spoke on the increasing usage of taping among athletes. However, the taping technology is still in its infancy but is a very effective treatment option in varied conations and is free of side effects, he said. He also said that GSH believe in helping people live well thus GSH is thankful to GPA for the opportunity given to partner such an important workshop to enhance the skill level government physiotherapists.

This one-day workshop was conducted by Jose van Nunspeet, specialist Sports physiotherapists/ Haptotherapist from the Netherlands and Dulan Kodikara, specialist Musculoskeletal and Sport physiotherapists and lecturer of department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya. The theoretical as well as the practical aspects of kinesio taping applications were discussed during the workshop with an active participation of around 150 government physiotherapists.

Kinesio tape or the so famously called "K-tape" is a new trend to Sri Lanka. Yet, the innovation of this tape goes back to early 70's and the credit goes to Dr. Kenso Kase, a Japanese chiropractor for introducing this unique taping methodology to the world.