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

Participants will have completed Kinesio University approved Day 1&2 and Day 3 seminars prior to enrolling in KT4 Sports/Orthopedic.

A Kinesio University approved course. The KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course is focused on sports conditions. During the KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course, attendees will practice their skills on a variety of applications correlated with specific clinical sports conditions.

This course is designed to give attendees guidelines on how to combine the concepts learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses with the concepts of sports medicine. This course is also designed to give attendees the chance to learn and practice specific applications related to specific sports dysfunctions. During the course, attendees will face problem-solving and specific taping techniques correlated with the healing process of joint and soft tissue, posture correction to provide stimulations to restore good posture for athletes, and lower and upper limb injuries.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to combine the Kinesio Taping®Method with specific sport conditions following guidelines learned during this course and developing the skills necessary to adapt Kinesio Taping Techniques to specific needs of athletes. This will enable the attendees to create an individualized treatment correlated to the phase of the healing process as well as the specific sport injury, sport performed, and position that the athlete occupies on the field.

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.

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

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

Course Objectives:

  • Enhances achieving the common objectives of Sports Medicine Practitioners
  • Learn Kinesio Taping Methods for:
    • Common athletic injuries
    • Recognizing “local” vs. “global” issues
    • Treating overuse issues
    • Treating the cause of the symptoms
    • Improving clinical condition of the athletes correlated to athletic performance
  • Integration of the Kinesio Taping Method into the treatment protocol of an injury from the initial onset of the injury, healing stages, rehabilitation, and return to activity
    • Teaching and learning the proper posture, core strength, and movement patterns can be greatly enhanced with proper use of the Kinesio Taping Method 
  • Review and study the current trends of the Kinesio Taping Method in relationship to current trends in Sports Medicine

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.

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)

Ohio Physical Therapy Association: This course has been approved by the Ohio PT Association for 8 contact hours. Approval #19S0008. (Course must be taken between 05-5-2019 and 09-5-2020)

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:

    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

Agenda:

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 – 8:30 Introduction, Purpose and objectives of course
8:45 – 9:25 Review of Kinesio Taping Concepts, Theory and History,
9:25 – 9:45 Bicipital Tenosynovitis, Overuse Syndromes
9:45 – 10:25 A-C Joint, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
10:25 Break
10:40 – 11:20 Multiaxial Instability of the Glenohumeral jt., Acute Sub
11:20 – 12:00pm Medial Epicondylitis, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping
12:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:35 TFCC, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
1:35 – 2:10 Turf Toe, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
2:10 – 2:45 5th Metatarsal Fracture, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention
2:45 – 3:20 ACL, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
3:20 Break
3:35 – 4:10 Piriformis, Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
4:10 – 4:45 SI jt., Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention Taping lab
4:45 – 5:15 Case Study: Instructor’s choice(s)
5:15 – 5:30 Q&A/Clarifications, Post-course assessment

Instructors:

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:

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.

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: