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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.