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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY BE USING THE NEW CURRICULUM IF YOUR SEMINAR DATE IS AFTER MAY 2017
KT1 Fundamental Concepts, Screening/Muscle Test, & Muscle Applications
(To be taken in conjunction with KT2)
The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping® Method. Over the course of this 8 hour class, the instructor will discuss the fundamental concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method and the unique properties and use of Kinesio® Tex Tape. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice screening and muscle testing created 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. In addition to instruction provided by a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI), the attendee will receive 2 full-color Kinesio Taping Workbooks (KT1 Workbook 1) to augment their training. Each attendee also receives 60 day membership to the Kinesio Taping® Association which includes access to a reference data base.
KT2 Advanced Concepts & Corrective Technique
(Pre-requisite, completion of KTA approved KT1 course)
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. Attendees will receive Workbook 2 (KT Correctional Techniques and Clinical Applications) to augment their training.
KT1 & KT2 Course Objectives:
By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
Correctly describe the fundamental concepts of Kinesio Taping Method
Accurately describe the unique qualities of Kinesio Tex Tape
Apply the Kinesio Taping Method correctly to relax and stimulate muscles
Correctly apply the 5 corrective techniques of the Kinesio Taping Method in guided laboratory sessions
Apply the Kinesio Taping Method correctly for pain, swelling, joint mobility, and stability
Correctly apply Kinesio Taping techniques for treatment of select clinical conditions using the concepts and principals of the Kinesio Taping Method
In order to attend a Kinesio Taping® seminar, each attendee must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Must have completed 80 course hours of anatomy and physiology
2. Must have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system
3. Must be able
“We believe, that is, you and I, that education is not an expense. We believe it is an investment.” – Lyndon B. Johnson, October 16, 1968
An investment in education in the medical field is a must. As you make your decision on which taping education to embrace, I encourage you to remember the reason you became a medical practitioner in the first place, to aid patients in the best way you know how. Your education is the basis of your knowledge.
As I Certified Kinesio Tape® Instructor, I stand firmly behind the founder and leader in the industry, Dr. Kenzo Kase and the Kinesio Taping® Method. Read on to learn why.
THE MAN BEHIND THE TAPE
The Kinesio® Tex Taping Method has a superior curriculum backed by the creator and originator of all elastic therapeutic taping methods Dr. Kenzo Kase. In the 1970’s, Dr. Kase saw the need for a new and innovative method to treat his patients. The tape available at that time was ridged, restricted ROM and did not provide the therapeutic outcome he wanted for his patients. In addition, the tape was harsh and caused skin rashes and irritation. He began working with product engineers to create a tape that would imitate human skin, be gentle, allow ROM and be a viable therapy for populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
RESEARCH BASED SCIENTIFIC RESULTS
Following the creation of the tape itself, Dr. Kase worked to prove the science behind the new medical taping method he had created. The Kinesio® Taping Method is the only elastic therapeutic taping method with the backing of over 35 years of research proving the science behind the taping. Students of the Kinesio Taping® Method have access to this vast database of research.
KINESIO TAPING® CEU EDUCATION
The philosophy of Dr. Kase is that education is the foundation of taping therapies. The Kinesio® education is based on patient care, focused on medical conditions and rooted in patient assessment and evaluation. You must be a medical practitioner in order to acquire the taping skills necessary to successfully achieve clinical therapeutic outcomes for your patients.
An integral component to the the Kinesio Taping® Method is assessment of the patient. Kinesio Tape® students have the advantage of education that instructs the importance of assessment, how to assess, and constant re-assessment technique. The medical community more and more each day is changing protocol to approach a patient as a whole person delving into all factors that contribute their presenting condition. Dr. Kase has always approached patients as a whole looking at all contributing factors to determine the best taping application. The Kinesio Taping® Method education is not a simplistic “one size fits all” slap on solution.
The Kinesio Taping® Method education is far superior in its curriculum development which is “based on 25 years of symposiums, forums and professional sharing among tens of thousands of professionals worldwide”. The Kinesio® education is a life long journey which provides a community for sharing professional information.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is for more than athletics. It is inclusive of the widest range of populations with 85% of applications employed for medical conditions not related to athletics. The tape design was instrumental in allowing for pediatrics to geriatrics to utilize this therapy with no contraindications for the skin itself.
Stand out by obtaining your professional certification as a Certified Kinesio® Tape Practitioner and become a CKTP®. You will have the support of Kinesio® International and Kinesio® University with your membership in this elite community.
AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
The Kinesio Taping® Method is an international community of instructors, practitioners and distributors. With connections in 36 countries, a Kinesio Taping® Method student has global connections providing the most extensive support needed while perfecting their taping skills and incorporating the Kinesio Taping® Method into their practice.
TAPE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
Kinesio® Tape is manufactured with populations of pediatrics to geriatrics in mind. For this reason, “all Kinesio® Tex products are uniquely designed to be gentle to the skin, comfortable for days at a time and allow normal mobility through any stage of the rehabilitation process”.
There are three types of Kinesio® Tex Tape, Kinesio® Tex Classic tape, Kinesio® Tex Gold FP and brand new on the market Kinesio® Tex Performance+ tape.
Kinesio® Tex Classic tape set the standard worldwide with its famous wave design. Although it was first recognized in athletics, 85% of all Kinesio® Taping applications are for medical conditions not related to athletics. The original tape was designed to lift the skin allowing for blood and lymph flow, providing muscle, ligament, tendon and joint stability while not decreasing ROM. The original Kinesio® Tex Classic is slightly thicker providing additional stability.
Next, Dr. Kase created Kinesio® Tex Gold FP. FP stands for finger print and this technology provides a nano-touch finger print pattern generated from how the adhesive is applied to the tape. This revolutionary new manufacturing technique is effective for taping treatments in the medical setting particularly when used for circulatory, lymphatic, or neurological treatments. Because the purpose of Kinesio® Tex Gold FP tape is for the medical setting, this tape is only available for purchase by medical professionals.
Brand new on the market is Kinesio® Tex Performance+ tape. This evolutionary tape provides support and stability while allowing pressure to release from the muscle. The target tissue area ranges from the muscle surface to deep fascia.
Other properties of the Kinesio® Tex Tape brand are:
THE VALUE OF YOUR EDUCATION
As a medical professional, you are aware that income must be generated to keep your practice healthy and growing. Kinesio® constantly gathers third party billing information from their community of practitioners and instructors providing you with the most up-to-date billing codes suggested when providing this therapy. Their compilation is currently comprised of 27 CPT codes.
Kinesio Taping® Method students can be rest assured that every aspect of Kinesio® from its originator, to the creation of the tape, its extensive research database, the actual curriculum and the manufacture of the tape itself is focused on patient care.
About the Author:
Scott Korb, LMT, BCTBM, CKTI
Robert Paul “Scott” Korb is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Pain Management Massage, Medical Massage, Sports Massage and Core Myofascial Release. Scott is an approved continuing education provider through the NCBTMB as well as being a Board Certified Practitioner. He has been an instructor and educator for over 15 years including instructing Sports Massage at an accredited massage school, providing continuing education seminars and is a certified CPR instructor.
Scott has been a CKTP since 2009. He has been an avid user, promoter and enthusiast of the Kinesio Taping Method and the therapeutic benefits it provides. Scott is active in his area and nationwide as a clinician and educator of the Kinesio Taping Method. He became a CKTI in 2014.