Education

Education is a very important part of what it takes to build the Kinesio®Taping network throughout the world. It is important that a consistent standard of practice is maintained and practitioners wishing to learn more about the Kinesio® Taping Method are encouraged to participate in seminars and courses which are offered by a Certified Kinesio® Taping Instructor (CKTI).

Courses are run under the guidance and direction of the International Kinesio® Taping Association, utilising the latest information that is continually being researched and updated by the 200,000 clinicians world-wide who have already trained in the Kinesio® Taping Method

The formal education programme for practitioners is in three parts with the first two parts KT1 and KT2 being covered over two days. After completing a KT1-2 course practitioners are eligible to attend the third part or the programme KT3 which is held over two days.

Practitioners who have completed the KT3 programme are then eligible to sit a written examination and (upon passing) become a Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner (CKTP).

Course Outlines are as follows:

KT1 Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Testing, Muscle Applications

(To be taken as part of KT1-2 course)

  • 8 contact hours
  • Introduction to Kinesio Taping Concepts, Theory and History
  • Qualities and Properties of Kinesio Tape
  • Introduction to Five Major Physiological Effects and Skin Function, Circulatory Function
  • Sacrospinalis Demo Lab
  • Kinesio Muscle Function and Basic Application Concepts
  • Joint Function
  • Biotensegrity
  • Application bascis, preparation, precautions
  • Introduction to Kinesio Assessment Tests
  • Cervical Flexion Assessment
  • Cervical Paraspinals Application Lab
  • Cervical Extension Assessment
  • Scalenes Anterior / SCM Application Lab
  • Trunk Felxion Assessment
  • Quadriceps Femoris Application Lab
  • Pectoral Girdle Assessment
  • Pec Major and Rhomboid Application Lab
  • Hip Rotation Assessment with Lab
  • Gluteus Medius Lab
  • Leg Raise Assessment with Lab
  • Gastrocnemius and Soleus Lab
  • Deltoid Lab
  • Common Wrist Extensors Lab
  • Extensor Pollicis Longus Lab
  • Q&A and Review
  • Application Requests and Conclusion

Completion will allow participants to relax tight and overused muscles, facilitate weak muscles, unwind fascia and decrease pain

KT2 Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques

(To be taken as part of the KT1-2 course)

  • 8 contact hours
  • Space Corrections ("I" technique - elbow, "Star" application - lumbar, "Button Hole" Application - carpal tunnel)
  • Space Correction Application Labs
  • Space Corrections ("Donut" application - elbow, "Web" application - knee)
  • Space Correction Application Labs
  • Introduction to Ligament and Tendon Corrections
  • Tendon Correction "I" and "Y" Techniques - Achilles
  • Tendon Correction Lab
  • Ligament Correction - Knee
  • Ligament Correction Lab
  • Tendon Correction with Plantar Fasciitis Application - Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis Lab
  • Introduction to Functional Corrections
  • Function Correcton "Tent or Bridge" Technique - Ankle/Wrist
  • Functional Correction Lab
  • Introduction To Circulatory / Lymphatic Correction - Calf
  • Circulatory / Lymphatic Correction "Fan" Technique Lab
  • Scar Management Overview, Precautions, Contraindications and Rules
  • Q&A and Review
  • Application Requests and Conclusion

Completion will allow attendees to apply the Kinesio® Taping Method to orthopaedic and neurological conditions

KT3 - Complex Clinical Conditions, Muscle Combinations, New Populations

As KT3 expands on the information taught in KT1-2 it is recommended that a suitable gap to "practise" is left between attending the KT1-2 and KT3 courses.

In this advanced course, complex conditions are investigated including direct tie ins to the work of others such as Vleeming's muscle tests, Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains, the Mulligan Concept and the use of Real Time Ultrasound.

Kinesio® Taping to assist special populations are also studied and include:

  • Respiratory / breathing enhancement
  • Paediatric
  • Women's Health including pre/post-natal
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports
  • Advanced Lymphatic/Swelling Taping
  • Orthopaedic
  • Advanced Upper and Lower limb Taping

Upon completion of the KT3 course, participants have the option to sit an online exam in order to obtain the qualification of Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner.