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

 A Kinesio University approved course. Advanced seminar appropriate for practitioners who treat upper extremity/hand problems. Participants will have completed Kinesio University approved Day 1&2 and Day 3 seminars prior to enrolling in KT4 Hand.  In this seminar we will explore common diagnoses seen in the hand clinic and present suggested taping techniques for them.  The seminar will utilize lecture, lab, and case studies to demonstrate appropriate taping techniques. Assessment of the diagnoses presented will help the student to apply similar techniques to any indicated problem they should encounter in the clinic.  According to the acuity of injury, we will utilize techniques to target the most superficial tissues to the deepest.  In addition we will also encourage problem solving by the students to enhance the learning process. 

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 Neurological Concepts of the Kinesio Taping® Method: Influencing the Adult Nervous System (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, the student will be able to apply advanced Kinesio Taping® Techniques to Upper Extremity Sports and Orthopedic conditions, progressing from acute to chronic:

  • Joint instability
  • Repetitive Strain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Nerve injury
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Posture

The student will be able to apply advanced techniques and concepts to other orthopedic or sports diagnoses they may find in practice.

CE Credits

7.5 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 7.5 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)

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
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    District of Columbia
    Illinois
    Indiana
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    Maryland
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
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    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New York
    North Carolina
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    Ohio
    Oregon
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    South Carolina
    Tennessee
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    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
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    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 – 8:10 Introduction
8:10 – 8:30 Lymphedema and Swelling of the Upper Extremity – 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
8:30 – 9:00 Wrist sprain, TFCC;  10 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab
9:00 – 9:20 PIP/DIP Sprain/pain; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
9:20 – 9:50 Metacarpal Fractures; 10 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab
9:50 – 10:10 CMC joint arthritis;  5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
10:10 – 20:25 Break
10:25 – 10:45 Ulnar Drift of MCP’s; 5minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
10:45 – 11:05 Dorsal Ganglion; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
11:05 – 11:25  Lateral Epicondylitis;  5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
11:25 – 11:45  Medial  Epicondylitis; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
11:45 – 12:00  Summary of the morning
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch
1:00 – 1:20  Little League Elbow; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
1:20 – 1:40  Ulnar Nerve compression; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
1:40 – 2:00  ECU subluxation;  5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
2:00 – 2:20  Finger Flexor Facilitation;  5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
2:20 – 2:40  Shoulder Instability; 5 minutes lecture and 15 minutes lab
2:40 – 3:40  Problem Solving, Present case to group that they have to come up with ways to tape; lab time to practice group taping strategies
3:40 – 3:55  Break
3:55 – 4:05  Humeral Fractures Case Study – lecture
4:05 – 4:45 Scar Tapings;  20 minutes lecture and 20 minutes lab
4:45 – 5:00 Questions and Answers

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:

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: