Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (KT1 & KT2)

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Target Audience

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Massage Therapists and Chiropractors


ALERT - The health and safety of our learners is of the utmost importance to us. We are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

After much consideration and with recent circumstances changing so rapidly, Charlotte AHEC will now offer this training as a Live Interactive 2-Day Zoom event. We are fully committed to ensuring that our attendees, faculty and staff remain safe and well.

Zoom Training Dates & Times (Eastern Standard Time):
Day 1 - Friday, August 7, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Day 2 - Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration for this course ends Monday, July 20, 2020

Kinesio University Seminar Pre-Requisites:
In order to attend a Kinesio Taping® seminar, each attendee must have completed 80 course hours of Anatomy and Physiology - must be a qualifying medical practitioner in an advanced healthcare setting.

Kinesio University requires that all attendees are required to have completed the following:
1. Must have a working knowledge of the musculoskeletal system
2. Must be able to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions
3. 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, CPT, CPTA, CRN, CST, CT, 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.

This two-day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method.

Day 1 includes lecture tutorials of the history and development of the Kinesio Tex Tapes and the Kinesio Taping Method. The science and theory regarding how stimulus is transmitted through the skin and the resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Taping concepts are presented in a "superficial to deep" progression. Day One includes corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Superficial and Deep Fascia, Space and Muscle in case study format for a variety of conditions. Each application is explained and demonstrated by the instructor. During the ample lab time, participants then perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments and follow step by step instructions for correct taping technique based on the case study presented. Time is allotted for questions and group discussions regarding clinical reasoning for each correction and cut of tape, as part of clinical services and intervention procedures concerning such disorders within the participant's discipline and parameter of service. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flowcharts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will be instructed on the testing rubric for day 2.

Day two builds in the material in day one completing the Muscle Correction with assessments and labs. This day continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. During lab sessions, participants will have ample time to practice new Manual and Movement Assessments and correct taping techniques for conditions involving head positioning, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, upper limbs and trunk. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.

At the conclusion of day two, participants are required to participate in a practical exam of basic taping technique.

In order for participants to receive credit, they must attend both seminar days (No partial credit will be given). Attendees must also pass the Kinesio University exam to attain the Kinesio University certificate for the course.

All participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping Workbook and a 6-day access code to the KTAI database.

Participants will need to bring scissors and dress appropriately to be prepared for trunk, upper and lower extremity taping (Tank tops, shorts or similar clothing is recommended to wear during both days of the class).

Elizabeth G. Harvey, PT, DPT, MSR, CKTI, CEIM

Charlotte AHEC, NC AHEC system, is an approved provider by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners with regard to activities directly related to physical therapy for continued competence.

Persons registering for this course are responsible for reviewing ALL Kinesio University Seminar Pre-Requisites. Full refunds will not be issued for failure to read and acknowledge pre-requisites. Thank you for your understanding.

Zoom Training Information:
Those registered attendees taking this Zoom training are asked to please go to our webinar requirements page for more information and to test your computer and network your computer will be on prior to the training.

Want More Kinesio Taping? Check out the following course:
Kinesio Taping® Advanced Techniques and Clinical Reasoning (KT3) - August 9, 2020


  • List 3 unique qualities of Kinesio® Tex Tape
  • List 3 different physiological systems affected by Kinesio® Tex Tape
  • List 3 contraindications and 3 precautions of using Kinesio® Tex Tape
  • List the best use for each type of Kinesio® Tex Tape
  • Describe 1 situation where it would be appropriate to use each different tape cut
  • Describe and demonstrate cutting at least 4 different Kinesio Taping® application tape shapes: I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, etc.
  • Demonstrate 1 of the 3 methods of safely removing Kinesio® Tex Tape from skin
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of Manual Direction Tests for tissue and muscle
  • Demonstrate the use of Kinesio® Screening Assessments to identify target tissue for treatment
  • Demonstrate the proper application of Kinesio® Epidermis, Dermis and Fascia Taping technique
  • Demonstrate the proper application of corrective techniques: Fascia, Mechanical, Space, Functional, Lymphatic, Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Correction
  • Describe the difference between an underactive and overactive muscle correction application
  • Identify appropriate tension range for each corrective technique
  • Describe the difference between a ligament correction and tendon correction
  • List 1 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


Chanyne Cupil BS


Elizabeth Harvey PT, DPT, MSR, CKTI
May 30 - 31, 2020
Check-In Time
7:30 AM
1.60 - CEU
1.60 - AOTA CEU
16.00 - NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours
16.00 - Contact Hours
16.00 - NCBPTE Contact Hours
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