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

Replacing the previous seminar titled “Fundamental and Advanced Concepts of the KinesioTaping® Method (KT1/KT2)”

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. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.

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

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

Course Objectives:

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.

CE Credits

16 Contact Hours

This course is 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 accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and 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. See links below.

AOTA Approved Provider

Arizona Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for 16 continuing competance contact hours. Approval #17-0194. Arizona licensed physical therapists are urged to review Arizona Administrative Code R4-24-402 prior to committing to this or any course to meet their continuing competence requirements. (Course must be taken between 06-21-2017 and 06-20-2018)

Physical 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 09-30-2018)

Indiana PT Association: This course has been approved by the Indiana PT Association for 16 continuing education credits. Approval #006987887C646. (Course must be taken between 06-5-2017 and 06-5-2018).

Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.6 CEUs. (Course must be taken between 05-24-2017 and 05-24-2021)

NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2018)

PA State Board of Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 16 contact hours. Approval #PTCE011035. (Course must be taken between 02-6-2017 and 12-31-2018)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: 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
New Hampshire
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

*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 state PT boards or APTA state associations*:

North Carolina

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

Rhode Island

The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*:

District of Columbia
Rhode Island

*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

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

Our Certified Kinesiotaping Instructors Include:


Graceann G. Forrester PT, DPT, CKTI is a New York State licensed Physical Therapist. She has earned Bachelor’s degrees from College Miseracordia, Dallas PA and New York University. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Boston University.

In her 20 years of practice, Dr. Forrester has provided treatment programs for acute care patients, for community hospicare and youth correctional facilities. She has offered PT to elementary school children and taught clinical application classes for Ithaca College’s Physical Therapy program, Ithaca, NY. She uses her Certifications as a KinesioTaping Instructor, Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor to develop training regimens for competitive athletes of all ages. As a Board Member of Hope Unites, an international ecumenical organization specializing in humanitarian aid and disaster relief, Dr. Forrester has offered educational programming to improve transportation and therapeutic positioning for children with disabilities at an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Internationally, Dr. Forrester serves as the Curriculum Chair, for the KinesioTaping Association® of the Americas: Board of Education. She continues to teach Kinesiotaping certification courses across the United States and Europe. She resides in NY with her husband and four children.

More classes taught by Graceann G. Forrester:

Teresa Juodawlkis Pesci, MPT, CKTI, received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of California: San Francisco in 1994. She has worked at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, California, the William Beaumont Rehab Center in Birmingham, Michigan, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, the University of Michigan – Visiting Nurses and at the Abilities Center, a branch of the Detroit Institute for Children. She is currently working for Kids in Motion. Her interest areas are the birth to three population, infant massage, yoga for the special child and therapeutic taping. She has practiced in the following settings: inpatient, acute rehab, PICU, outpatient, interdisciplinary clinics (NICU follow-up, Movement Disorders, Spina Bifida, Hemophilia, and JRA), school and home. While most of her career has focused on pediatrics, she has experience in treating everything from birth to geriatrics. Mrs. Pesci has been using a variety of taping practices throughout her career. She is a certified Kinesio Taping instructor through the Kinesio Taping Association.

More classes taught by Teresa Juodawlkis Pesci:

Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTIAlison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI, graduated with a BA in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Sydney University, Australia in 1990. She has worked in and out of the United States for over 26 years and obtained her CHT in 2001. In addition to her specialization in hands, sports orthopedics and tendonitis, her background includes Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury, and Acute care.   Alison is a hand therapist with clinical expertise in splinting, upper limb trauma, and treating neural related conditions of the upper quadrant.

Alison has been a guest lecturer for the OT programs at Texas Women’s University (Denton) and University of Sydney and LSU (Shreveport).  She was NDT certified in 2003 and has been published in the KinesioTaping® Association’s “Advanced Healing” magazine.

Alison became a KinesioTaping® Instructor in 2011 and actively lectures throughout the United States on Upper and Lower Extremity taping. She has presented at multiple local and State Conferences, regional OT/ASHT Chapter meetings, and at five ASHT National Conferences.  Her 2016 ASHT pre-conference workshop presentation on “Tendonitis and Taping” is a topic on which she is conducting research and developing new protocols.

She is married with 2 boys and is the owner of “Taylor Hand Therapy” in North Texas.

More classes taught by Alison Taylor:

wallis_jimJim Wallis, ATC, MS, CKTI. Jim Wallis graduated from Washington State University in 1983 and then received his Certified Athletic Trainer designation from NATA. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the school of Community Health and Head Athletic Trainer for Portland State University. He has been working with the Kinesio® Taping Method since first being introduced to the technique in Japan in the fall of 1994. Jim has led instructor workshops in the USA, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, and Australia. He has presented twice at the International Kinesio® Taping Association Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, and was recognized in 2000 for his distinguished service as an Instructor of the Kinesio® Taping Method. In 2003 he co-wrote Clinical and Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio® Taping Method with Dr. Kenzo Kase and Tsuyoshi Kase. Recently, he began work in Japan on a DVD about combining the Kinesio® Taping Method with traditional athletic taping methods.

More classes taught by Jim Wallis:

wolkenberg_andreaAndrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
has been a practicing physical therapist for 35 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.

More classes taught by Andrea Wolkenberg:


Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.Early Bird RateLate Registration Rate
Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (Formerly KT1/2)$569.00$599.00

Dates & Locations

Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2017New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Sep 16 - Sep 17, 2017New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017Chicago, IL
Instructor: Graceann G. Forrester, PT, DPT, CKTI
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017Freehold, NJ
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2017Indianapolis, IN
Instructor: Teresa J. Pesci, MPT, CKTI
Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2017New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Jan 27 - Jan 28, 2018New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2018Decatur, GA
Instructor: Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI
Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2018New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2018New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Please note the date: 2018
Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2018New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Please note the date: 2018
Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2018Silver Spring, MD
Instructor: Graceann G. Forrester, PT, DPT, CKTI
Please note the date: 2018
Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2018New York (Midtown Manhattan), NY
Instructor: Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, MA, CKTI, MCMT
Please note the date: 2018

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