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Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), previously known as “clumsy child syndrome,” is a diagnosis given to children who display a delay in motor coordination which affects their ability to perform daily tasks. This diagnosis is thought to affect up to 5-8% of school aged children and is more common in young boys. DCD is also often seen in conjunction with other disorders such as learning disabilities, pre-maturity, and attention-deficit disorder. As many as 41% of children with ADHD are thought to also have DCD. The most common finding about children with DCD is that they are overall “clumsier” than their typical peers. You start to see signs of DCD as motor tasks become more difficult

What Is Kinesiotape And How Do We Use It?

Kinesiotape was invented and developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase from Japan in 1973. Dr. Kase wanted to create something that would hold and maintain the correct alignment of the body part for continuous time after individuals left their physical therapy treatment. He developed a taping technique that would let the individual move freely while allowing the skin to breathe. Kinesiotape is a soft thin tape with a thickness similar to the top layer of skin. When applied properly, it is designed to lift the skin microscopically, and it will stay in place for up to 5 days. By lifting the skin, pressure is taken off the interstitial space underneath and helps to alleviate pain and aide in lymphatic draina

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