New! Kinesio Taping® Foundations Course (hybrid live format)

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The Kinesio Taping® Foundations course (formerly KT1/2 and KT3) presents all the concepts and techniques of Kinesio Taping®. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to take the online certification exam to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). Registration and payment for the online CKTP certification exam is completed through the Kinesio Taping Association (KTAI).

The Kinesio Taping® Foundations hybrid live course is a 20-contact hour course consisting of two parts:

Part 1: On-Demand, online Pre-Course: Self-study, video-recorded lectures and demonstrations providing an overview of the development of the Kinesio Taping Method®, fundamental concepts, assessments and screening tests, an introduction to Kinesio Correction taping techniques, and an introduction to Dr. Kenzo Kase’s new Kinesio Medical Taping (KMT) techniques. Techniques will be introduced in step-by-step applications for chronic conditions, swelling, edema, scar and fascial management, nerve taping as well as acute and chronic pain management. All course content and quizzes in this PRE-COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING PART 2.

Part 2: A two-day, 18-contact hour, live on-site, lab-intensive Workshop. This live component provides a review of key concepts learned in the online pre-course, and teaches techniques and assessment, as well as clinical reasoning, conditions, and more advanced taping techniques. Participants will learn to problem solve clinical cases requiring the application of multiple Kinesio Taping® techniques. Lab sessions will provide time to practice assessments and screenings, while applying techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Instructor will provide personalized feedback to each attendee to insure an understanding of the key taping concepts and techniques. Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping® Method to a variety of muscular, orthopedic, and medical/neurological conditions.

Participants will have ample lab time to practice each advanced technique guided by Kinesio Assessments for clinical decision making and optimum patient outcomes. Case studies are presented for designing clinically relevant applications within a treatment program guided by the instructor. Case studies and additional research studies over the years are introduced so students can practice a variety of assessment techniques and advanced taping applications.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants will be required to:

  • 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 participants:

  • bring an anatomy book, if available.
  • 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.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • List the best use for each type of Kinesio Tex Tape.
  • Describe and demonstrate cutting at least 4 different Kinesio Taping application tape shapes: I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, ETC.
  • Describe a situation where it would be appropriate to use different tape cuts.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of KMT, EDF, and Kinesio Assessments.
  • Demonstrate a method of safely removing Kinesio Tex Tape from skin.
  • Demonstrate the use of Kinesio Screening Assessments to identify target tissue for treatment.
  • Demonstrate the proper application of Kinesio Epidermis, Dermis and Fascia Taping technique.
  • Demonstrate the proper application of corrective techniques: Fascia, Mechanical, Space, Functional, Lymphatic, Tendon, Ligament and Muscle Correction.
  • Describe the difference between an underactive and overactive muscle correction application.
  • Identify appropriate tension range for each corrective technique.
  • Describe the difference between ligament correction and tendon correction.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced Epidermis Correction Technique- Web Layering.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced Dermis Correction technique- Jellyfish.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced Circulatory Lymphatic Correction Technique- Basket Weave.
  • Demonstrate the 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.
  • Be able to apply the Kinesio Medical Taping method to a variety of muscular, orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Part 1: Pre-course:  Participants will receive pre-course access information in their Kinesio Taping Foundations course confirmation email, at least one week prior to the live, on-site session. The pre-course consists of two-plus hours of introductory concepts.

Agenda (3+ hours asynchronous learning)

Introduction to the history of elastic therapeutic taping, Origin of Kinesio Taping®, Kinesio Taping® Education.
Know your modality: types of Kinesio® Tex Tape, research about different brands of tape: load, stretch, recoil.
About Kinesio Tape
Finger Taping Demonstration Lab
Using Elastic Therapeutic Tape
The Kinesio Taping Method
Kinesio and Dr. Kenzo Kase
Kinesio Taping Method Foundational Concepts
Precautions and Contraindications
Research Study
Kinesio Taping Screening and Assessment
Introduction to EDF
Clinical Scenario
Kinesio Taping Glossary
Before you go to the live class

Part 2: Live-Onsite 2-day Workshop: Participants must complete the On-demand, online pre-course prior to attending the live in-person workshop.

Agenda: 18 contact hours (synchronous)

Day 2: (9 HOURS)

Day 1: (9 HOURS)
# of MINUTES Description
120 Pre-Course Review, Key Concepts, Questions and Answers
95 Kinesio Medical Taping
BREAK
65 Assessment and Hydro Kinetic Assessment
55 KDA, Epidermis Direction Test, Fascia MDT
LUNCH
20 Kinesio Screening Assessment/Convolution Lab Muscle B*
35 Muscle (Muscle B*)
65 Kinesio Screening and Taping- Part One
BREAK
65 Kinesio Screening and Taping- Part Two
20 Q&A
Day 2: (9 HOURS)
# of MINUTES Description
60 Day 1 Review, Questions and Answers
60 Superficial Fascia
20 Tendon
20 Ligament
BREAK
65 Space Correction
45 Mechanical Correction
LUNCH
15 Functional Correction Labs
20 Snowflake Lab
20 Introduction to Lymphatics
25 Introduction to EDF
20 EDF- Focus on the Fascia
20 EDF- Focus on the Dermis
BREAK
25 EDF- Focus on the Epidermis
20 Jellyfish
15 Specialty Taping
60 Clinical Applications Practical
15 Documentation, billing, KinesioTaping database
15 Q&A

This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

This live interactive webinar 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 CEUs.

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).
This course is approved by:
  • Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 07900. This blended/hybrid activity is offered at 2.0 CEUs | Intermediate Level | OT Service Delivery/ Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. (Course must be completed before 9/18/2028)


  • Arkansas Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Arkansas APTA for 20 contact hours. Approval #APTA-AR1975


  • California OT Board: This course and instructors have been approved by the CA Board of OT for 10 contact hours of post-professional education in the advanced practice area of hand therapy. Approval #22-H33.


  • 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 20 contact hours (2 hours online self-study, 18 hours live, on-site.)


  • 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 09-30-2024)


  • New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Rehab Education LLC is recognized as a pre-approved provider/sponsor of chiropractic continuing education courses. (Course must be completed by August 31, 2025)


  • New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 20 continuing education credits, Approval #2309-43. (Course must be taken prior to 01-21-2026)


  • 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 05-10-2025)



  • States that Accept AOTA Approval / PT State Boards’ Approval Reciprocity

    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. For an up-to-date list, see the AOTA website.

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arkansas
    Arizona*
    California
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    Georgia*
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kentucky
    Louisiana*
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi*
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oregon
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina*
    South Dakota
    Tennessee*
    Texas
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wisconsin (self study courses only)

    *see CE Broker
    **FL licensees may need to self-submit courses in CE Broker

    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*:

    Alaska
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Hawaii
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Michigan
    Montana
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Tennessee
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wyoming

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

    Alaska
    Arizona
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
    Georgia
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Dakota
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Wyoming

    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.

    Alabama
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Iowa
    New Hampshire
    Washington
    Wisconsin

    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

Instructors:

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.

Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI, NDT

Alison Taylor, OTR/L, CHT, CKTI, NDT graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, from Sydney University, Australia. She has worked in and out of the United States for over 29 years and obtained her CHT in 2001. Since that time Alison has presented at 6 ASHT Conferences, multiple state ASHT and OT conferences, and special interest group meetings in GA, IL, NH, SC, TX and LA.

She became a KinesioTaping Instructor in 2011 and actively lectures throughout the USA on UE and LE taping.  Alison presented at the International KinesioTaping symposium in Hawaii in 2017 on “Tennis Elbow”, and was published in the Kinesio “Advanced Healing Magazine”

Alison is a guest lecturer for the OT programs at Texas Women’s University (Denton) and LSU (Shreveport). She lectures nationally on Hand Therapy and is developing protocols for tennis elbow and radial nerve impairment. Her specialties include hands, UE sports orthopedics and tendonitis.  Her background also includes neurology, geriatrics, spinal cord and acute care.

Christine Scarano Ward PT, DPT, CKTI

Christine Scarano Ward PT, DPT, CKTI is a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently practicing in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and is also licensed to practice in Hawaii.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from Rutgers University in 1994, a Master 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 routinely works as a Clinical Instructor for DPT students, and contributes to Kinesio Taping curriculum development.

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. Ultimately, she finds that all these components are 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. Dr. Scarano Ward is also a member of the USGA US Open Performance and Recovery Team, where she has worked with amateur and professional golfers and caddies during championship events.

Classes taught by Christine Scarano Ward:

  • Kinesio Taping Foundations

Fast Facts

Skill Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Hybrid Live
3+ hours online self-study, 18 hours 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

Locations:

Oct. 5 - Oct. 6, 2024
Sterling Heights, MI (Detroit area)


Oct. 19 - Oct. 20, 2024
San Diego, CA

Nov. 2 - Nov. 3, 2024
Northborough, MA


Nov. 16 - Nov. 17, 2024
Red Bank, NJ


March 29 - March 30,2025
Urbana, IL