Kinesiology Taping for Managing Cancer Related Symptoms?

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The Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the Centre for Pain Research at Leeds Beckett University invite you to participate in a Dissemination and Stakeholder Feedback event on kinesiology taping for the management of cancer-related symptoms. The event is part of a doctoral research project which is funded by the Jane Tomlinson Appeal as one of the legacies of the late Jane Tomlinson, CBE.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate project success, update on progress and to gather your views about our research findings. The event will include a presentation by the researchers followed by a discussion with the audience about what the findings of their survey of the use of kinesiology taping in cancer mean to them. This will help the researchers make recommendations for clinical practice. You do not have to use kinesiology tape or be an expert on the subject to take part in the discussion.

Jane Tomlinson reported significant benefits with kinesiology taping as it helped her cope better with some of the distressing symptoms in cancer. Some practitioners started using kinesiology taping to manage cancer-related symptoms but there has been very little research on the type of symptoms that respond best to kinesiology taping and what is the most effective clinical technique in this setting. It was one of Jane’s final wishes that the use of kinesiology taping in cancer be studied so that other patients with cancer could also benefit. This led to the conceiving of the PhD research project at Leeds Beckett University.

You are being invited because you may have an interest in our research project, or could be affected by its outcomes. We are inviting people who are supportive of our research, as well as those who may be less supportive or indeed critical of it. We believe that your interest and relevant experience in one or more of these key areas; physiotherapist, occupational therapist, nurse, medical doctor, lymphedema therapist, means that you would make a valuable contribution to the event.

Outline of the Day

12.00 Lunch and Networking

12.45 Short welcome, why we are here today

13.00 PhD team presentation

13.45 JTA presentation

14.00 Coffee

14.15 Break out discussion group introduction

14.30 Discussion

16.30 Closing comments and thanks

PhD Research Team

Gourav Banerjee, PhD student Centre for Pain Research, School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Beckett University.

Supervisory team

Professor Mark I Johnson Professor of Pain & Analgesia, Centre for Pain Research, School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Beckett University.

Professor Michelle Briggs Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester & Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)

Alison Rose, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, Director Coach House Sports Physiotherapy Clinic, Leeds

Kate Goldring, Appeal Manager, The Jane Tomlinson Appeal


Will there be catering?

A buffet lunch will be available at the beginning of the event with vegetarian options included. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please get in touch.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Easily accessible from the M62, M1 and M621

  • 12 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport

  • Central location in the heart of Leeds overlooking City Square

  • Private, covered access directly into Leeds rail station from the hotel

Numerous Car Parks are within walking distance, the closest being the Leeds Trinity Car Park.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

To get in touch with the event organiser, call the Jane Tomlinson Appeal on 0113 826 7775 or email

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