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)”

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

Fulfill the prerequisites for the Kinesiotaping University’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.

MASSAGE THERAPISTS PLEASE NOTE: Please check with your state board prior to registering, to determine if KinesioTaping is within scope of practice in your state. NY and GA Boards of Massage Therapy do not accept KinesioTaping seminars for CE credit. This course is not open to massage therapists licensed by the states of NY or GA.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  for Athletic Trainers:
This course does not qualify for Category A credits through the BOC. The Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers no longer accepts Category A  continuing education credits for any CE classes that apply to a single product brand.   Athletic Trainers are encouraged to contact the BOC to confirm acceptance of CEUs as Category D prior to registering for KinesioTaping CE courses. A certificate of course attendance will be provided upon course completion.

 

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.

Physical Therapy Association of Georgia: This course has been approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia for 16 Continuing Competency Hours (CCHs) (Course must be taken between 03-10-2018 and 03-10-2019)

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 09-30-2020)

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)

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 16 continuing education credits, Approval #1709-61. (Course must be taken between 02-1-2018 and 01-31-2020)

NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners: This course is approved by the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners for 16 contact hours. Approval #1705-35. (Course must be taken between 09-1-2017 and 08-31-2019)

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 05-10-2019)

Ohio Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Ohio PT Association for 16 contact hours. Approval #18S7898. (Course must be taken between 09-24-2018 and 09-24-2019)

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)

Virginia Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Virginia PT Association for 16 contact hours. Approval #CEUL017516. (Course must be taken between 04-21-2018 and 07-21-2019)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: See states that currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Approved Provider #451708-11: Rehab Education, LLC, is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider. Provider # 451708-11 (Course must be taken prior to 08-5-2020). NY Massage Therapy Board currently does not accept Kinesiotaping courses. Please check with the board for further details and updates. This course is not open to NYS licensed massage therapists.

  • AOTA Approval States

    These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:

    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maryland
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oregon
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Vermont
    Virginia

    *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*:

    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Montana
    North Carolina
    Oregon
    Virginia

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

    Arizona
    Florida
    Indiana
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Rhode Island
    Utah
    Vermont
    Wisconsin

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

    Arizona
    District of Columbia
    Rhode Island

    HELPFUL LINKS:
    *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
Break
10:15 – 12:00
Kinesio Assessments and Labs: Gluteus Medius, Rectus Femoris; Q&A
12:00 – 1:00
Lunch
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

Instructors:

Randall Alford, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI,

is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has been practicing since 1994. He has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 2000. He has been a KinesioTaping instructor since 2003 and has taught KinesioTaping courses nationally.

Randall presently works in a private practice in Baton Rouge, LA as the Director of Therapy Services for the Physical Therapy and Hand Center, where he primarily treats orthopaedic and sports injuries of the upper extremity. He taught Sensory-Motor class in the Fall of 2001 at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and has presented lectures on hand and upper extremity management at LSU Athletic Training Department in Baton Rouge, LA. Randall has developed and taught numerous orthopaedic and splinting classes of the upper extremity.

Classes taught by Randall Alford:

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.

Classes taught by Graceann G. Forrester:

Amiram Griver, PT, DPT, CKTI

Dr. Ami Griver is a practicing Physical Therapist in Tucson AZ since 2002. He has treated clients in a variety of settings including outpatient ortho and neuro, and inpatients from acute hospital stays through the rehabilitation settings.

He earned his baccalaureate degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. He is a clinical instructor for physical therapy students, is the lead physical therapist for the only ALS clinic in Southern Arizona, and lectures in the community as part of Brain Matters In Neurology Lecture Series. He is a Certified Kinesio Taping® Instructor.

Classes taught by Amiram Griver:

Scott Hainz, DC, CKTI

Dr. Scott Hainz is a chiropractic physician with over 40 years of healthcare experience.  His first career was as a paramedic fireman in the 1970s & 80s.  As a medic he taught emergency medicine techniques and went on to further his career as a chiropractic physician in 1986.  He has been in private practice since 1986 and currently practices in Creve Coeur Missouri. From 1992 to 2007 he was an Assistant Professor at Logan College where he taught in the regular curriculum and directed multiple outpatient teaching clinics. He holds multiple advanced certifications including but not limited to Neurology, Internal health specialist, Low level laser therapy, and Kinesio taping. He has taught nationally and internationally for the KTA since 2010 from Alaska to London and is currently on the Education Committee for the KTAI.

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.

Classes taught by Teresa Juodawlkis Pesci:

Christine Scarano Ward PT, DPT, CKTI

Christine Scarano Ward PT, DPT, CKTIis a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently practicing in Freehold, New Jersey. She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from Rutgers University in 1994, a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMDNJ in 2004. She is currently licensed to practice in New Jersey, California, and Hawaii.

Dr. Scarano Ward has practiced in various physical therapy settings including acute-rehabilitation; hospital in-patient and out-patient therapy; and home-care environments. The majority of her practice, however, has been in out-patient orthopedics, where she integrates neuromuscular rehabilitation and manual therapies with exercise prescription to optimize patient care.  Dr. Scarano Ward is certified as a Level One Sports Performance Coach for the USA Weightlifting Association, and in 2017 became a Certified Kinesio Taping instructor. She has found all these components invaluable in optimizing performance not only for athletes, but for each client she works with in the clinic.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Scarano Ward has organized and worked in the Recovery Tent for the New Jersey Marathon 2012-2015.  She participated in the Transplant Games in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016, and continues to be active in marathon, triathlon, and competitive events as a participant, coach, and clinician.

Classes taught by Christine Scarano Ward:

Alison 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.

Classes taught by Alison Taylor:

Jim Wallis, ATC, MS, CKT

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.

Classes taught by Jim Wallis:

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

Andrea Wolkenberg, PT, DPT, 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.

Classes taught by Andrea Wolkenberg: