Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2)

Also see our hybrid-online Kinesio Taping® Certification course.

A Kinesio University approved course. 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.

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. Each student will complete a short assessment of practical taping skills at the end of Day Two. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database.

During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. Practical exam at end of course will assess your new knowledge. At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire. This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Fulfill the prerequisites for the Kinesiotaping University’s CKTP Certification exam with this additional course:

  • Kinesio Taping® Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (Formerly KT3)

Please bring scissors and wear proper attire for taping (tank top & shorts). Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

You will be required to:

  • download, print and complete the Pre-Test that will be emailed to you upon completion of registration
  • bring along sharp scissors (preferably Teflon coated) for taping labs.
  • dress comfortably for lab sessions, and wear loose fitting shorts and a tank top or halter top.
  • wear comfortable clothing over lab attire, so you are not cold during lecture sessions.

It is recommended that you:

  • bring an anatomy book, if you have one.
  • do not apply moisturizing lotion or use Dove®/moisturizing soap the day of the course as the tape will not adhere to your skin properly.

Upon completion of online registration, you will be emailed a course receipt. This is NOT a course confirmation. Your course confirmation will be sent separately. It is recommended that you wait for written course confirmation prior to booking non-refundable travel or lodging. If you have not received course confirmation 10 days prior to your live CE course, please contact Rehab Education, LLC to check on status of your registration.

In-Person Course Update and Covid-19 Policy

Rehab Education, LLC is offering live, in-person courses again. We have made this decision with health and safety as our utmost concern. We look forward to seeing you when you are ready to return to in-person learning.

Your safety and the safety of our instructors is our priority. To that end, the following Covid-19 Course Entry Policies will be in effect at all of Rehab Education’s live, in-person CE courses:

  • CDC and local government regulations will guide policy at each course. Course entry requirements will be based on host site's Covid-19 policies and screenings for entering the facility.
  • Masks will be required to be worn at all times during Rehab Education’s live, in-person CE courses while inside the course facility. Mask must completely cover your nose and mouth.
  • You must be Covid-19 symptom-free.

We strongly encourage participants to:

  • be fully vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 test prior to attending.
  • wear a face shield or goggles, in addition to wearing a mask, when not able to socially distance during lab sessions.

If you are not able to comply with these entry policies, please do not proceed with registration. Instead, please contact Rehab Education or consider registering for Rehab Education's hybrid online CE courses.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending Rehab Education, LLC's Live Onsite CE courses, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


At the completion of the two day program participants will be able to:

  • List 3 unique qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape.
  • List 3 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.

Please bring scissors and wear proper attire for taping (tank top & shorts). Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Day One

7:30 - 8:00 Sign In
8:00 - 8:10 Instructor Introduction & Bio
8:00 - 10:00 Intro Kinesio Taping Concepts, Theory, History, Tape Qualities, Finger Demo, Precautions and Application Guidelines, Physiological Systems Affected, Convolutions Lab
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Tape Removal, Skin Stimulation Research, Kinesio Taping Assessments & Labs: Epidermis and Dermis
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Manual Direction Tests, Correction Labs: Fascia and Space
3:00 - 3:15 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

7:30 - 8:00 Sign in
8:00 - 10:00 Overnight Responses, Assessments and Labs: Pectoralis Major, Rhomboid Major, Rectus Abdominis
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:00
Kinesio Assessments and Labs: Gluteus Medius, Rectus Femoris; Q&A
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 3:00
Kinesio Taping Corrective Techniques: Mechanical – shoulder, knee and ankle; Ligament
3:00 - 3:15 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

16 Contact Hours

  • This course is not approved by NCBTMB for LMTs.
  • If your board is not listed here, you will need to self-submit for CE credits

Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as:

  • AOTA approved provider of OT and OTA continuing education (#6177).
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by IDFPR/ Illinois Board of Physical Therapy (#216000227).
  • approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision (BAP202310008).

This course is approved by:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. This Live Onsite CE course is offered at 1.6 CEU (16 contact hours) Beginner/Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge.

  • Physical Therapy Board of CaliforniaPhysical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 16 contact hours.

  • Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2022)

  • NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners: The New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners has approved Rehab Education as a pre-approved provider/sponsor of chiropractic continuing education courses. This course has been approved for 16 contact hours. (Course must be taken between 09-1-2019 and 08-31-2023)

  • Oklahoma State Board of Physical Therapy: Rehab Education, LLC is an approved CE provider by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision. Provider #BAP202310008. (Course must be taken prior to 01-31-2024)

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION  for Massage Therapists: 
    This course has not been submitted to NCBTMB for approval. Please check with your state board prior to registering, to determine if Kinesio Taping® is within scope of practice in your state.   If you are a licensed Massage Therapist in the states of New York or Georgia, the NYAMTA and the GAAMTA do not recognize Kinesio Taping™ within your scope of practice and CEU’s will not be awarded to you.

  • AOTA Approval States

    The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. At the time of listing, these states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:

    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Wisconsin (self study courses only)

    *Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other PT State boards*:

    District of Columbia
    North Carolina
    North Dakota

    The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:

    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota

    The following PT Boards do not require pre-approval for continuing education activities as long as they are “directly related to the licensee’s practice of physical therapy” and/or meet the guidelines established by the board.

    New Hampshire

    **FL licensees may need to self-submit courses in CE Broker
    *NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)

    +HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission (view recertification requirements)
    Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.

    State PT Boards
    State OT Boards

Fast Facts

Skill Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Live, On-site

Who Should Attend:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Certified Athletic Trainers (check with BOC or your state board before registering)
  • Licensed Massage Therapists (check with your state board before registering)
  • Doctors of Chiropractic
  • Licensed Acupuncturists
  • MDs
  • DOs
  • RNs
  • Speech Therapists



Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, DPT, MA, CKTI, MCMT

has been a practicing physical therapist for 40 years. She graduated in 1979 from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Allied Medical Professions with a Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She holds a Master’s degree in Medical Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. In 2001, Andrea became a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor, and in 2012 she received her Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy from Hands On Seminars. Andrea has spent most of her career working in out-patient orthopedics and sub-acute and long term care. Her clinical expertise is in pain management and manual therapy, having taken numerous continuing education courses with James Cyriax, Laurence Jones, John Mennell, Shirley Sahrmann, Stanley Paris, John Barnes, and many others.

From 2004 to 2013, Andrea was the Director of Physical Therapy at Spine Options in White Plains, NY, specializing in the conservative treatment of back and neck pain. She is currently the President of SPINE SOLVERS INC., her own concierge physical therapy company which provides at home physical therapy services to individuals, injury prevention and workplace safety consultation to businesses, and expert witness services for legal cases involving physical therapists.

I absolutely loved the course!!!

The instructor in the course was outstanding!!!! She was so thorough in her knowledge and expertise and was able to teach in a manner that was simple and enjoyable to learn throughout the course. Further, she was very encouraging and provided feedback appropriately when it was needed and improved my confidence with the taping skills. One of patients called it a MIRACLE TAPE!”


What Students are Saying:

“I love that I can carry the tape with me in my home health setting and be able to help my patients and address their impairments with immediate effects and also help to address pain in a more effective way.”

“I learned ways to tape a patient for any stage that they present with dysfunction and that addressed almost every system that we can work with.”

This course was one of the best that I have attended

“Our instructor Andrea Wolkenberg is excellent. She is very knowledgeable, approachable and able to explain the concepts in a simple way. I am extremely satisfied with our instructor and would highly recommend other clinicians to take this course.”