Specialty Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System (Formerly KT4)

A Kinesio University approved course. The KT4 Neurology 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 KinesioTaping techniques practiced.

Requirements to fulfill your prerequisites: 

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

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

Also Available:

Specialty Pediatric Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method (Formerly KT4)

Specialty Sports Orthopedic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method (Formerly KT4)

Specialty Hand Therapy Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method (Formerly KT4)

During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge.

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

  Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, including the lecture, demonstration and lab, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 3 Nervous System Status types and Expectations for therapeutic intervention.
  • Develop treatment strategies, bases on CNS status, utilizing KinesioTape applications to obtain desired results.
  • Demonstrate specific, advanced, KinesioTape applications, including the EDF technique to the trunk and extremities after CNS status is determined.
  • Understand sequential progression of KinesioTape techniques when treating adult neurological patients.
  • Identify the rationale for KinesioTape applications used with adult neurological patients versus other patient types.
  • Develop successful, rationale-based strategies to treat the deteriorating nervous system patient.

CE Credits

8 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.

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 8 contact hours.

Physical Therapy Association of Georgia: This course has been approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia for 8 Continuing Competency Hours (CCHs) (Course must be taken between 05-20-2018 and 05-21-2019)

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)

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)

Virginia Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Virginia PT Association for 8 contact hours. Approval #CEUL017517. (Course must be taken between 09-16-2018 and 09-16-2019)

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

  • 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:

    District of Columbia
    New Hampshire
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina

    *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.

7:30am Sign In
8:00 – 10:00 Introduction, 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, Guillian-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, Post-course assessment


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.

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: