Level 1 Kinesio Taping Class is two hours and is open to any skill level. So, if you are a weekend warrior, a coach, a fitness buff, or engage in any type of physical activity, Level 1 is for you.
Level 2 Kinesio Taping Class is four hours. This advanced training is designed for fitness or health professionals who have a solid foundation in human anatomy. Level 1 required before taking level 2, both can be held on same day.
*Pre Registration Required – $15 deposit per class to hold your spot, if you are unable to make the class this deposit is non-refundable, but applies towards the cost of the class to be taken at a later date, if cancellation notice is greater than one week. This fee goes directly towards purchasing your class materials, and preventing additional registrations. If cancellation is less than one week notice, then this fee will no longer be applied towards the balance of the next class.
In each of these workshops we will learn specific ways to apply the tape, so that you can leave class with a working knowledge of the Kinesio Taping method. The registration fee for each workshop includes a workbook as well as tape, and included in the fee for the advanced level is the CKTT test and a one-year membership to Kinesio Taping International. Upon completion, you will be able to say that you have had official training in the Kinesio Taping method and can call yourself a Certified Kinesio Taping Technician!
Kinesio Taping Class & Method
The Kinesio Taping ® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio ® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio ® Tex Tape is specifically applied to the patient based upon their needs after evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesio® Tex Tape application and other possible treatments or modalities. With the utilization of single “I” strips or modifications in the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
The Kinesio Benefit
Evaluation and assessment are key in the treatment of any clinical condition. In order to get the desired results from a Kinesio Tex Tape application as well as any other treatment, a full assessment of your patient is necessary. In some cases, the treatment of a condition may require treatment of other underlying conditions as well. This assessment should include manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, and any other orthopedic special tests that you deem necessary. The information gained from these assessments will allow for the proper treatment protocol to be laid out. Kinesio Tex Tape can be a valuable addition to this protocol. It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities within your clinic and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Kinesio History and Use in Pro Sports
For over 35 years Kinesio Tape has been used by athletes and non-athletes alike. Wildly popular within the world of rehabilitation as well as athletics, Kinesio Tape gained notoriety after athletes wore it during the 2008 summer Olympics in China. However, Kinesio has been around for generations, and has been the tape of choice for physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and a many other types of practitioners of human health and performance. Invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979 and developed right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kinesio Tape is used in over 90 countries, and an estimated 15 million applications are administered annually worldwide. Now you too can learn how to use Kinesio Tape!
There is a specific method used to apply Kinesio Tape. In the Kinesio Taping Class you can become a Certified Kinesio Taping Technician (CKTT). This hands on workshops will help you will learn the fundamentals of this method, including how to cut the tape, proper application technique, appropriate tension lengths, contraindications (when NOT to use the tape), and of course, specific taping patterns which you can use immediately. Sign up for a Kinesio Taping Class today, and soon you will be able to help prevent and treat injuries naturally.