February 1, 2018
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Ruth Coopee

Ruth Coopee MOT, OTR/CHT, CLT, LMT, CZB

Biography

Who is Ms. Coopee and what makes Body Holistics unique?

Education:
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy in 1983 from Texas Woman’s University
  • Hand Therapy Certification in 1991.  
  • Certification in Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy in 1997 
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors in 1998 
  • “Instructor of the Year” at the first USA Kinesio Taping Conference in 2004 for her work in the area of lymphedema
  • Massage Therapy Certification in 2006
  • Zero Balancing Certification in 2015

Achievements:
  • Kinesio Taping for Lymphedema and was a guest speaker at the 15th Annual Kinesio Taping International Symposium held in Tokyo Japan, November 1999 and at the Australian Lymphology Congress in Fremantle Australia in 2007.  
  • Articles regarding her work and research were featured in OT and PT Advance in 1998. She teaches nationally and internationally on her advanced techniques Coopee T.E.S.T (Techniques for Elastic Sports Taping).
  • Authored two chapters on the use of Kinesio Taping;  “Kinesio Taping” in the Mosby 5th edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity by Mackin et al which details some of the mechanisms of Kinesio Taping and Splinting the Hand and Upper Extremity-Principles and Process (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) by Jacobs and Austin that discusses Athletic, McConnell and Kinesio Taping techniques for the Upper Extremity. 
  • Currently working as a Hand Therapist at OAWF in Clearwater, FL
  • Originator of the Coopee T.E.S.T. (Techniques for Elastic Sports Taping)  specializing in Lymphedma and Post Operative Recuperation. 
Ms. Coopee's expertise ranges from hand therapy, cephalic, upper and lower quadrant lymphedema, ergonomic assessments to custom foot orthotics and teaching and utilizing therapeutic elastic taping.  Her interest is centered around self healing and promoting a holistic approach to treatment.  She provides the complete umbrella of self supporting care to help you with your specific needs.

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