Kinesio Taping® Seminar Information
The Kinesio Taping Method has two very important elements: the education and the tool. Kinesio Taping has never been (and never will be) a one-size fits all philosophy. Knowing how to apply the tape is instrumental in an application’s success, and this is highlighted in the globally recognized education and certification program. Today Kinesio University approved seminars and courses are offered in more than thirty countries across the globe.
Day 1 and Day 2: Fundamental Concepts and Techniques
- Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques
2 day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.
Course Agenda – Day 1:
7:30am Sign In 8:00 Instructor Introduction & Bio 8:10 – 10:00 Intro Kinesio Taping® Concepts, Theory, History, Tape Qualities, Finger Demo, Precautions and Application Guidelines, Physiological Systems Affected, Convolutions Lab 10:00 Break 10:15 – 12:00 Tape Removal, Skin Stimulation Research, Kinesio Taping® Assessments & Labs: Epidermis and Dermis 12:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00pm Manual Direction Tests, Correction Labs: Fascia and Space 3:00 Break 3:15 – 5:20 Muscle Correction Theory and Labs, Kinesio® Assessments and Labs: Longissimus Cervicus, and Scalenus Anterior 5:20 – 5:30 Q&A; Overview of Student Assessments on Day 2
Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database.
Course Agenda – Day 2:
7:30am Sign In 8:00 – 10:00 Overnight Responses, Assessments and Labs: Pectoralis Major, Rhomboid Major, Rectus Abdominis, 10:00 Break 10:15 – 12:00 Kinesio® Assessments and Labs: Gluteus Medius, Rectus Femoris; Q&A 12:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00pm Kinesio Taping® Corrective Techniques: Mechanical – shoulder, knee and ankle; Ligament, 3:00 Break 3:15 – 4:20 Kinesio Taping® Corrective Techniques: Tendon, Functional and Circulatory/Lymphatic 4:20 – 5:30 Documentation, Research, Glossary Review, Student Assessments, Q and A
- List unique qualities of Kinesio® Tex Tape.
- List different physiological systems affected by Kinesio® Tex Tape.
- List 3 contraindications and 3 precautions of using Kinesio® Tex Tape.
- List best use for each type of Kinesio® Tex Tape.
- Describe and demonstrate cutting different Kinesio Taping® application tape shapes: I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, etc.
- Describe one situation where it would be appropriate to use each different tape cut.
- Demonstrate one of the three methods of safely removing Kinesio® Tex Tape from skin.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of Manual Direction Tests for tissue and muscle.
- Demonstrate use of Kinesio® Screening Assessments to identify target tissue for treatment.
- Demonstrate proper application of Kinesio® Epidermis, Dermis and Fascia Taping technique.
- Demonstrate proper application of corrective techniques: Fascia, Mechanical, Space, Functional, Lymphatic, Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Correction.
- Describe difference between an underactive and overactive muscle correction application.
- Identify appropriate tension range for each corrective technique.
- Describe difference between ligament correction and tendon correction.
- List a condition that the Functional Correction would be used for.
- Describe the difference between “long and short oscillation” and “side to side oscillation” used in the Fascial Correction application.
Day 3: Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning
- Kinesio Taping Advanced Techniques And Clinical Reasoning
This course offers a brief review of the basic taping and assessment concepts learned in the first 2 day course. Advanced taping techniques and assessments are presented as Lecture Tutorials to introduce step by step applications for chronic edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management. Participants will be offered ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by the Assessment Flowchart for clinical decision making. Case studies are presented for designing a clinically relevant application within a treatment program guided by the instructor. Case studies are then introduced for small groups of students to practice the variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications.
7:30am Sign In 8:00 Instructor Introduction, Success Stories 8:10 – 10:00 Basic Application Guidelines and Assessments Review; Epidermis Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Epidermis Webs Taping; Dermis Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Dermis Jellyfish Taping 10:00 Break 10:15 – 12:00 Fascia Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Fascia Taping – Ram’s Head, Manual Fascial Glide, and Nerve Tapings; Circulatory/Lymphatic Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Basket Weave Application 12:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:20pm Space Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Scar Management Applications; Muscle Corrections Review and Advanced Clinical Case Study – Chondromalacia Patella; Mechanical Correction Review and Advanced Clinical Case Study – Whiplash 3:20 Break 3:35 – 4:05 Function Correction Review and Introduction of Advanced Functional Application – Rotational Limb Corrections 4:05 – 5:30 Clinical Case Scenarios, Q&A; Evaluations/ Assessments, Conclusion
- List specific symptoms of different types of tissue injury – nerve, muscle, epidermis, dermis, fascia and joint.
- Demonstrate application of advanced Epidermis Correction Technique – Web Layering.
- Demonstrate application of advanced Dermis Correction Technique – Jellyfish.
- Demonstrate application of advanced Fascia Correction Techniques – Ram’s Head and Manual Fascial Glide.
- Demonstrate application of advanced Circulatory Lymphatic Correction Technique – Basket Weave.
- Demonstrate application of advanced Space Correction Technique – Scar Management techniques.
- Demonstrate integration of Muscle Direction Tests, Screening Assessments, and Corrective Techniques to treat complex injuries such as Whiplash, Shoulder Impingement, and Chronic Knee Pain.
In a small group setting identify 3 items on a problem list and goal list from specified case studies and develop appropriate interventions using tape as a modality and defend to the class
Day 4: Speciality Courses
- KT4: Specialty Pediatric Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses)
The KT4 Pediatric course is designed to provide advanced Kinesio Taping techniques and problem- solving to physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals specializing in pediatrics. Kinesio Taping is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and Myofascial disorders. Kinesio Taping can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapeutic interventions. Attendees will review theory and basic taping techniques, learn advanced and combination techniques, and develop clinical reasoning skills relevant to the pediatric population. The course will also provide commonly used taping techniques for specific diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, torticollis, and brachial plexus injury; as well as pediatric sports related injuries.
By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
- Correctly describe the fundamental concepts of Kinesio Taping Method principles, properties and techniques as it applies to Pediatrics
- Identify three specific muscle synergies/patterns and Kinesio Taping techniques to facilitate muscle balance and alignment.
- Discuss commonly used Kinesio Taping techniques for pediatric diagnoses.
- Analyze and develop strategies for treatment utilizing Kinesio Taping.
- Demonstrate four advanced Kinesio Taping techniques and their application to pediatric patients.
- Describe adjunctive treatment options for specific pediatric diagnosis.
7:30am Sign In 8:00 – 8:15 Introduction 8:15 – 9:30 Development Anatomy / Biomechanical Alignment Lecture 9:30 – 9:45 Pediatric Specific Kinesio Taping Guidelines Lecture 9:45 – 10:00 EDF Taping for Pediatrics Lecture 10:00 Break 10:15 – 11:00 Advanced Taping Techniques Trunk and Neck Lab 11:00 – 12:00pm Advanced Taping Techniques UE and LE Lab 12:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Advanced / Combination Taping Techniques UE and LE Lab 3:00 Break 3:15 – 3:30 Oral Motor Taping Lab 3:30 – 5:00 Diagnosis Specific Taping Lecture 5:00 – 5:30 Q&A Session
- KT4: Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System
(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses)
The KT4 Neurological course builds on and expands techniques learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses. This course addresses variations in nervous system status. The attendees will develop treatment strategies and practice extensive Kinesio Taping® techniques to address a wide variety of issues encountered when treating patients with neurological diseases. Some examples include: CVA, CP, ALS, MD, MS, and TBI. The course considers other physiological systems which impact patient considerations when working with the trunk and extremities. Developing, recovering, and deteriorating nervous system patients are investigated, strategies planned, and Kinesio Taping techniques practiced.
Course Objectives – after completing this seminar, student will be able to::
- Classify three Nervous System Status types and Expectations for therapeutic
- Develop treatment strategies, based on CNS status, utilizing Kinesio Taping applications to obtain desired
- Practice specific, advanced, Kinesio Taping applications, including the EDF technique to the trunk and extremities after CNS status is
- Understand sequential progression of Kinesio Taping techniques when treating adult neurological
- Differentiate the rationale for Kinesio Taping applications used with adult neurological patients versus other patient
- Develop successful, rationale-based strategies to treat the deteriorating nervous system
7:30am Sign In 8:00 – 8:10 Instructor Introduction and Bio 8:10 – 10:00 Types of nervous system, treatment strategy, evaluation of adult neuro patient, Kinesio Taping® assessments, trunk, movement patterns, postural alignment, neck and abdominal lab 10:00 Break 10:15 – 12:00pm
Trunk lab continued, extremity control, special considerations, ortho neuro theory, nervous system status, EDF, developing nervous system, progressive/non-progressive 12:00 Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 Recovering systems, CVA, SCI, Guillain-Barre, trunk/scapula alignment, serratus anterior, humeral alignment, hand alignment, EDF lab 3:00 Break 3:15 – 4:30 Deteriorating systems, cardiovascular/pulmonary system, anterior diaphragm lab, pelvis alignment, hip, knee, and foot alignment, psoas lab, fascia correction, common problems, functional corrections, ACL lab 4:30 – 5:15 Case studies 5:15 – 5:30 Q&A
- KT4: Specialty Concepts Hand Therapy
(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses)Course Description
KT4 Hand is an 8 hour advanced seminar appropriate for practitioners who treat upper extremity/hand problems. Participants will have completed KT1, KT2, and KT3 prior to enrolling in KT4 Hand. In this seminar we will explore common diagnoses seen in the hand clinic and present suggested taping techniques for them. The seminar will utilize lecture, lab, and case studies to demonstrate appropriate taping techniques. Assessment of the diagnoses presented will help the student to apply similar techniques to any indicated problem they should encounter in the clinic. According to the acuity of injury, we will utilize techniques to target the most superficial tissues to the deepest. In addition we will also encourage problem solving by the students to enhance the learning process.
Upon Completion of this course, the student will be able to apply advanced Kinesio Taping Techniques to Upper Extremity Sports and Orthopedic conditions, progressing from acute to chronic:
- Joint instability
- Repetitive Strain injuries
- Nerve injury
The student will be able to apply advanced techniques and concepts to other orthopedic or sports diagnoses they may find in practice.
8 am Introduction 8:10 Lymphedema and Swelling of the Upper Extremity – 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 8:30 Wrist sprain, TFCC; 10 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab 9:00 PIP/DIP Sprain/pain; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 9:20 Metacarpal Fractures; 10 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab 9:50 CMC joint arthritis; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 10:10 Break 10:25 Ulnar Drift of MCP’s; 5minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 10:45 Dorsal Ganglion; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 11:05 Lateral Epicondylitis; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 11:25 Medial Epicondylitis; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 11:45 Summary of the morning Noon Lunch 1 PM Little League Elbow; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 1:20 Ulnar Nerve compression; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 1:40 ECU subluxation; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 2:00 Finger Flexor Facilitation; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 2:20 Shoulder Instability; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab 2:40 – 3:40 Problem Solving, Present case to group that they have to come up with ways to tape; lab time to practice group taping strategies 3:40 – 3:55 Break 3:55 Humeral Fractures Case Study – lecture 4:05 Scar Tapings; 20 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab 4:45-5pm Questions and Answers
- KT4: Specialty Lymphatic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses)Course Description:
The KT4 Lymphatic course will address Kinesio Taping Methods for lymphatic and circulatory conditions of the upper and lower extremities through lab and lecture format. It will also address Kinesio Taping Methods for improving breathing, constipation, muscle and posture issues, and other conditions that affect the lymphatic function. Advanced fascial and scar management methods to improve lymphatic flow will be addressed. Advanced swelling management for the initial, collector, and deep lymphatics will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to practice innovative Kinesio Taping Methods.
- Describe advanced lymphatic drainage concepts and theories.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application to relax and stimulate muscles for lymph drainage.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application for constipation and breathing for deep lymphatic drainage.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application for posture correction to encourage deep and superficial lymphatic drainage.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application advanced application on scar tissue to open lymphatic pathways.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application for fascia conditions that affect superficial and deep lymphatic drainage.
- Demonstrate Kinesio Taping application for superficial, collector, and deep lymphatic conditions.
7:30am Sign In 8:00 – 10:00 Kinesio Taping Theory and Concepts in the treatment of Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling Conditions 10:00 Break 10:15 – 11:30 Kinesio Taping for the Deep Lymphatic Pathways to Include Breathing, Intestine, and Posture Methods 11:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm Kinesio Taping for the Collector Lymphatic Pathways to Include Muscle and Other Methods 1:30 – 3:00 Kinesio Taping for the Superficial Lymphatic Pathways for the Head and Neck, Upper Extremity, Trunk, Genitals, and Lower Extremity 3:00 Break 3:15 – 4:30 Kinesio Taping for Fascia, Cording, Light Compressive Dressing, and Scar to Assist in the Treatment of Lymphatic Pathways 4:30 – 5:30 Question and Answer, Conclusion
- KT4: Specialty Sports Orthopedic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
(Prerequisite: completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses)
The KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course is focused on sports conditions. During the KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course, attendees will practice their skills on a variety of applications correlated with specific clinical sports conditions. This course is designed to give attendees guidelines on how to combine the concepts learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses with the concepts of sport medicine and give attendees the chance to learn and practice specific applications related to specific sports dysfunctions. During this course, attendees will face problem-solving and specific taping techniques correlated with the healing process of joint and soft tissues, posture correction to provide stimulations to restore good posture for athletes, and lower and upper limb injuries. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to combine the Kinesio Taping Method with specific sport conditions following guidelines learned during this course and developing the skills necessary to adapt Kinesio Taping Techniques to specific needs of athletes. This will enable the attendees to create an individualized treatment correlated to the phase of the healing process as well as the specific sport injury, sport performed, and position that the athlete occupies on the field.
Course Objectives – after completing this seminar, student will be able to:
- Enhances achieving the common objectives of Sports Medicine Practitioners
- Learn Kinesio Taping Methods for:
- Common athletic injuries
- Recognizing “local” “global” issues
- Treating overuse issues
- Treating the cause of the symptoms
- Improving clinical condition of the athletes correlated to athletic performance
- Integrate the Kinesio Taping Method into the treatment protocol of an injury from the initial onset of the injury, healing stages, rehabilitation, and return to activity
- Review and study current trends of the Kinesio Taping Method in relationship to current trends in Sports Medicine
7:30am Sign In 8:00 – 8:10 Instructor Introduction/Bio, Purpose and Objectives of Course 8:10 – 8:40 Stages of Healing, Integration of Kinesio Taping into the Treatment Protocol 8:40 – 8:55 EDF Review 8:55 – 9:25 A-C Joint, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping Lab 9:25 – 9:45 Motor Control 9:45 – 10:15 Multiaxial Instability of the Glenohumeral Joint, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping Lab 10:15 – 10:30 Break 10:30 – 10:45 Overuse Syndromes 10:45 – 11:15 Bicipital Tenosynovitis, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping Lab 11:15 – 12:15 ACL Injury, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 12:15 – 1:15 Lunch 1:15 – 1:45 Medial Epicondylitis, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 1:45 – 2:15 TFCC, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 2:15 – 2:45 Turf Toe, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00 – 3:30 5th Metatarsal Fracture, Acute, Sub Acute 3:30 – 4:30 Piriformis, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 4:30 – 5:00 SI joint, Acute, Sub Acute, Remodeling Taping lab 5:00 – 5:30 Q&A/Clarifications
Kinesio University Seminars are approved for the following CEUs.
- AOTA: Kinesio University is a Nationally Approved Provider of Continuing education through the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) for Occupational Therapists. We have the AOTA Classification Code 2: “Occupational Therapy Process”. AOTA has awarded 16 CEUs for Day 1&2, 8 CEUs for Day 3, and 8 CEUs for Day 4.
- DC CEUs are approved by Southern California University of Health Sciences.
- NCBTMB: Kinesio University is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as an approved continuing education provider. NCBTMB has awarded 16 CEUs for Day 1&2, 8 CEUs for Day 3, and 8 CEUs for Day 4.
- NCCAOM: Kinesio University is an Internationally Approved Provider of continuing education through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM has awarded 16 PDAs for Day 1&2, 8 PDAs for Day 3, and 8 PDAs for Day 4.
- PT CEUs: We apply for PT CEUs for every seminar in the state the seminar is being presented in. Out of state attendees will need to self-submit for approval.
Kinesio University Seminars are accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm course approval of contact hours. A Certificate of Course Completion and Letter of Attendance will be issued to all participants after completion of the evaluation which may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE.
In order to attend a Kinesio Taping® seminar, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Must have completed 80 course hours of anatomy and physiology
2. Must have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system
3. Must be able to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions
4. Must have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts must be provided) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ARNP, ATC, CAT(C), CCSP, CDP, CHT, CLT, CMBT, CMT, CNMT, COMT, COTA, COTA/L, CPO, CRN, CST, CT, CWS, DC, DO, DOM, DPT, Lac, LAT, LLCC, LMBT, LMP, LMT, LOT, LOTA, LPT, LPTA, MD, MDT, MLD, MOT, MOTR/L, MPT, MT, MTC, NCMT, NCTMB, NDT, NMD, NMT, NP, NRC, OCS, ODT, OMD, OPA, OT, OTA, OTC, OTR, OTR/L, PT, PT-C, PTA, PA, RMT, RN, RPT, RPTA, SLP, Paramedics and Kinesiologists.