Course Descriptions
 

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*Only ATCs, DCs, LAcs, LMTs, MDs, OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, and RNs are eligible for Kinesio® certification courses
All of these groups have had 80 or more course hours of anatomy and physiology, as are the prerequisites for taking a Kinesio Certification Course.

Kinesio® Certification courses are open to and designed for people in an advanced healthcare setting. Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioners (CKTPs) are licensed professional health care and therapy providers, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, massage therapists, chiropractic doctors, health care providers and other allied healthcare professionals. The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) and Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to:

Course Descriptions

KT1 - Fundamental Concepts
(To be taken in conjunction with KTA approved KT2 course)

The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping® Method. Over the course of this 8 hour class, the instructor will introduce Kinesio Taping concepts, theory and history and discuss the four major physiological effects - skin, muscle, circulatory/lymphatic and joint. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice Assessment Tests approved for the enhancement of your KT skills and muscle applications for both the upper and lower body. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping® Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling.

KT2 - Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques
(Attendees must complete KTA approved KT1 course before taking KT2)

The KT2 course builds on material learned in KT1. During this 8 hour class, the instructor will introduce the six Corrective Techniques (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical conditions. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice applying these techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the KT Method to orthopedic & neurological conditions.

KT3 - Kinesio® Taping Certification Course
(Attendees must complete KTA approved KT1 and 2 courses before taking KT3)

The Kinesio Taping® Certification Course combines KT1 and KT2 coursework with extra lab time for attendees to practice their skills on a variety of clinical applications. KT3 can be designed to allow the instructor to cater towards specific practitioner protocols, clinical applications, and practitioner population and address specific professions (pediatrics, hand therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, etc.) or clinical conditions (stroke, scoliosis, lymphedema, etc.). KT3 can also be set up as a general orthopedic course and may incorporate any or all of the following: unusual tapings, variations on standard tapings, problem solving, and “live patients”.

This course is a minimum of 8 hours, but may be expanded by 2-8 additional hours depending on the instructor and/or the focus of the seminar. Upon completion of this course and prerequisite KT1, KT2 seminar, attendees will be eligible to request and take the exam to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP).

Note: Health professionals who have successfully completed the required Fundamental and Advanced Kinesio® Taping (KT1, KT2, & KT3) courses are eligible to take the Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) exam. Upon passing this exam with a score of 80% or better, practitioners will be granted the CKTP title along with all the associated rights and benefits.

1 hour presentation - This course is designed as a brief introduction to the Kinesio Taping method

2 hour presentation - This course is designed as a brief introduction to the Kinesio Taping method

4 hour presentation - This course is designed as a brief introduction to the Kinesio Taping method