Kinesio Tape Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques


Category: Education


Destination Education Event


June 12 – 13, 2021


Zephyr Massage Therapy
2420 272nd St
Ocean Park, Washington, 98640

Instructor:  Scott Korb, LMT, BCTMB, CKTI
CEU’s: 16 NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Hours


Join us in Ocean Park, WA for a destination education event.  Receive 16 CEU’s; a great education at a great destination.

Discounted bed rates are $75 per night with limited availability.
Purchase your education here then call 971-246-3416 to book a bed to that is 1 mile from the beach.
The discounted rate applies from Monday June 8th through Friday June 19th.
You will not find a room this time a year in Ocean Park at such a reasonable rate so don’t delay in making your reservation.
You will speak with Paul or Brad the owner’s of the property.

Your education registration provides two full days of instruction that includes lecture and hands-on taping demonstration.  You receive 16 NCBTMB approved continuing education credits.  In addition, a full student kit complete with course workbooks, rolls of Kinesio Tape and various Kinesio items that comes in a handy canvas carryall bag.  This class is package to provide you the most value in education all while at an ocean destination.

Course Description

Kinesio Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts & Techniques

2 day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science andtheory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.

Course Agenda: Day 1


7:30 amSign In
8:00Instructor Introduction & Bio
8:10 – 10:00Intro Kinesio Taping Concepts, Theory, History, Tape Qualities, Finger Demo, Precautions and Application Guidelines, Physiological Systems Affected, Convolutions Lab
10:15 – 12:00Tape Removal, Skin Stimulation Research, Kinesio Taping Assessments & Labs: Epidermis and Dermis
1:00 – 3:00 pmManual Direction Tests, Correction Labs: Fascia and Space
3:15 – 5:20Muscle Correction Theory and Labs, Kinesio Assessments and Labs: Longissimus Cervicus, and Scalenus Anterior
5:20 – 5:30Q&A; Overview of Practical Exam on Day 2

Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database.

Course Agenda: Day 2


7:30 amSign In
8:00 – 10:00Overnight Responses, Assessments and Labs: Pectoralis Major, Rhomboid Major, Rectus Abdominis
10:15 – 12:00Kinesio Assessments and Labs: Gluteus Medius, Rectus Femoris; Q&A
1:00 – 3:00 pmKinesio Taping Corrective Techniques: Mechanical – shoulder, knee and ankle; Ligament,
3:15 – 4:20Kinesio Taping Corrective Techniques: Tendon, Functional and Circulatory/Lymphatic
4:20 – 5:30Documentation, Research, Glossary Review, Student Assessments, Q and A

Course Objectives:

  • List unique qualities of Kinesio® Tex Tape.
  • List different physiological systems affected by Kinesio Tex Tape.
  • List 3 contraindications and 3 precautions ofusing Kinesio Tex Tape.
  • List best use for each type of Kinesio TexTape.
  • Describe and demonstrate cutting different Kinesio Taping application tape shapes:  I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, etc.
  • Describe one situation where it would be appropriate to use each different tape cut.
  • Demonstrate one of the three methods of safely removing Kinesio Tex Tape from skin.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of Manual Direction Tests for tissue and muscle.
  • Demonstrate use of Kinesio Screening Assessments to identify target tissue for treatment.
  • Demonstrate proper application of Kinesio Epidermis, Dermis and Fascia Taping technique.
  • Demonstrate proper application of corrective techniques:  Fascia, Mechanical, Space, Functional, Lymphatic, Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Correction.
  • Describe difference between an underactive and overactive muscle correction application.
  • Identify appropriate tension range for each corrective technique.
  • Describe difference between ligament correction and tendon correction.
  • List a condition that the Functional Correction would be used for.
  • Describe the difference between “long and short oscillation” and “side to side oscillation” used in the Fascial Correction application.

Course Requirements:

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 to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions
4. Must have achieved or is a student in their junior or senior year (transcripts must be provided) working towards one or more of the following credentials: ARNP, ATC, CAT(C), CCSP, CDP, CHT, CLT, CMBT, CMT, CNMT, COMT, COTA, COTA/L, CPO, CRN, CST, CT, CWS, DC, DO, DOM, DPT, Lac, LAT, LLCC, LMBT, LMP, LMT, LOT, LOTA, LPT, LPTA, MD, MDT, MLD, MOT, MOTR/L, MPT, MT, MTC, NCMT, NCTMB, NDT, NMD, NMT, NP, NRC, OCS, ODT, OMD, OPA, OT, OTA, OTC, OTR, OTR/L, PT, PT-C, PTA, PA, RMT, RN, RPT, RPTA, SLP, Paramedics and Kinesiologists.


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