Fundamentals & Intermediate

Fundamentals & Intermediate

Seminar Presentation and Overview

This seminar presents an overview of the Kinesiology Taping Strategies, the rationale, compare and contrast from other taping methods, and practice application for common orthopaedic injuries and neurological conditions for all ages. Kinesiology Taping involves taping muscles to enhance both function and recovery.

With different applications, kinesiology tape can also be used to control pain relief and edema. The tape allows individuals to receive therapeutic benefits 24 hours a day, from 2 to 5 days between applications.

Not only is kinesiology taping beneficial during physical activity, it can also be used in conjunction with modalities including cryotherapy and hydrotherapy.


Course Objectives

  • Understand how Kinesiology Tape differs from other types of tape
  • Learn the unique qualities of Kinesiology Tape
  • Review physiology as it relates to Kinesiology taping methods
  • Learn the application of Kinesiology Taping methods for swelling and pain relief in a lab setting
  • Learn taping techniques for body areas most commonly affected

Who Should Attend?

  • ATCs
  • OTRs
  • COTAs
  • PTs
  • PT assistants and aides
  • DCs
  • Acupuncturists
  • Other medical practitioners


  • 2 comprehensive manuals with over 100 full-color pages
  • All tape to be used in the lab portion of the course

CEUs, PDUs, Contact Hours

A certificate of attendance will be provided for each participant for 16.0 contact hours.

The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Orthopaedic Rehab. Specialists (ORS) as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California.

This course is eligible for 1.6 CEUs.

We are recognized by the Board of Certification to provide continuing education for certified athletic trainers.

Our BOC approval is thru Orthopaedic Institute for children P10084.

ORS via California Education Connection is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.

This course is eligible for 1.6 CEUs from the AOTA.

The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course will also count toward the PDU requirement for OTRs / COTAs in the State of California. Acupuncture CA provider #1302.

Day 1

  8:00 Registration
  8:30 Introduction of class
  8:45 Introduction of Instructors
  9:00 Introduction of Kinesiology tape: history, theory
  9:15 Concepts of Kinesiology tape
  9:30 Qualities of Kinesiology tape that make it different from others
10:00 Benefits of Kinesiology Tape
10:30 Variety of purposes and uses
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Differences between Kinesiology Tape & other kinds of tape
11:30 Introduction to taping accessories
12:00 Handling Skills Laboratory: Edema
12:45 Common Problems, also Q & A
  1:00 LUNCH (On Your Own)
  2:00 Deltoid
  2:20 Scapula- Lower Trap
  2:40 Quadriceps Tech 1 (Y) or 2 “I” strips (vastus intermedius)
  3:00 Quadriceps Tech 2 & 3 (rectus femoris)
  3:20 Adductors / Pes (gracillis, Sartorius)
  3:40 Tensor Fascia Latae/ITB
  4:00 BREAK
  4:15 Lumbar spine – technique 1, sacro- spinalis, quadrates lumborum, iliocostalis
  4:35 Lumbar spine – technique 2 – disc
  4:55 Anterior Tibialis, Ext. Dig. Longus, Posterior Tibialis
  5:15 Research
  5:35 Q & A
  5:45 Summary / Conclusions

Day 2

  8:00 Registration
  8:30 Welcome Q & A
  8:45 Review with demonstration and practice
  9:00 Deloading Uni-directional
  9:15 Deloading Fascial oscillation
  9:30 Deloading Multi-directional (creates space under tape)
10:00 Deloading Soft tissue: ligaments, tendon
10:30 Functional Patterning techniques
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Lymph Drainage techniques
11:30 Lymph technique: lab practice
12:00 Biceps Brachii
12:45 Triceps Brachii
  1:00 LUNCH (On your own)
  2:00 Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Flexor Carpi Radialis, Deloading Fascial oscillation
  2:20 Extensor Carpi Radialis longus, ECRB, supinator, Extensor Digitorum, Deloading Fascial oscillation
  2:40 Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
  3:00 Abd Poll Longus, Ext. Poll Brevis
  3:10 Wrist limitation
  3:20 BREAK
  3:35 Biceps Femoris, Quadriceps Femoris
  3:55 Knee Ligaments, Med. & Lat, Knee soft tissue & Fascial Deloading
  4:15 Peroneus Brevis & Longus, Lymph Technique
  4:35 Soleus, Plantaris, Gastrocnemius, Achilles Tendon Deloading
  4:55 Flexor Hall Longus
  5:15 Research
  5:35 Q & A
  5:45 Summary / Conclusions


California Physical Therapy Association

Independent Physical Therapy Association of California

National Hemophilia PT Working Group

World Federation of Hemophilia-Muscular Skeletal Committee
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