The corrective Application Techniques are a continuation in the development of the TEMTEX TAPING METHOD. Since 1973,
when the original concept of the TEMTEX TAPING Technique was begun, the technique has continued to evolve. This
continuing development has added not only to the theoretical application, but also to the practical application, of the
technique. TEMTEX TAPING Practitioners have developed their skills both by learning during seminars and via practical
application. The corrective techniques have been formalized to help the TEMTEX TAPING Practitioner gain application
and theoretical knowledge in a more systematic fashion. During TEMTEX TAPING seminars, practitioners desiring to learn the
TEMTEX TAPING Technique have traditionally followed a similar pattern: first, basic concepts of the technique; second, basic
application techniques are taught; third, practice and practical application on patients; fourth, additional seminar on
advanced concepts; and fifth, sometimes general frustration with application of the advanced concepts without really
understanding the theoretical background of the concepts. Difficulties have arisen when a practitioner has completed a
course and been introduced to clinical applications without receiving advanced training (Corrective techniques). Many
practitioners have thought that each clinical application was unique. This required the practitioner, in their mind, to learn
each clinical application separately with little or no interconnection. In reality, this is not true.
The clinical application of the TEMTEX TAPING Method is the systematic application of several elements of the TEMTEX
TAPING Technique with each element having a specific function. The practitioner initially evaluates the patient’s condition,
determines which muscles are involved and initiates treatment to those muscles involved (basic concepts and application).
Once the involved muscles are taped, the practitioner then needs to apply a clinical corrective technique to assist the body
in correcting the condition.
There are 6 current corrective techniques: mechanical, fascia, space, ligament/tendon, functional, and lymphatic.
The application methods of several of the corrective techniques overlap, The TEMTEX TAPING Practitioner determines the
proper application following his/her evaluation.