Kinesio Taping Foundations Course

July 15-16, 2022
7:30 AM- 5:30 PM Friday

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM Saturday


$650.00 (Group Discounts Available)


Group Discounts

Groups of 4-6 from the same facility = 5% discount

Groups of 7+ from the same facility = 10% discount


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Course Description

The 20-hour Kinesio Taping® Express Course will present all the concepts and techniques of Kinesio Taping in an expedited course format. The first day will present an overview of the development of the Kinesio Taping Method®, fundamental concepts, assessments and screening tests, and begin to introduce Kinesio Correction taping techniques. After completing fundamental concepts, the course will move into advanced techniques and clinical reasoning. Attendees will problem-solve complex clinical cases requiring the application of multiple Kinesio taping techniques. Lab sessions will provide time to practice assessments and screenings, plus applying techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Instructors will provide personalized feedback to each attendee to insure a thorough grasp of the taping concepts and techniques. Upon completion of the course attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to a variety of muscular, orthopedic and neurological conditions.

*4 hours of pre-course material is required to be completed online prior to the first day of the course. The additional 16 hours is presented live.




Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

· List the best use for each type of Kinesio® Tex Tape.


· Describe and demonstrate cutting at least four different Kinesio Taping® application tape shapes: I Strip, Y Strip, Web Cut, X Cut, etc.


· Describe a situation where it would be appropriate to use different tape cuts.


· Demonstrate a method 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.




About the Instructor

Patricia Martin, PT, CKTI, is currently the Director of Therapy Services at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation. She previously worked in hospital, school and skilled nursing facilities, treating adult and pediatric patients with a variety of diagnoses and impairments. She has presented courses lower extremity biomechanics, splinting and casting and is certified in pediatric NDT. She has taught pediatric and adult taping courses internationally and spoken internationally on Kinesio Taping, pediatric gait, lower extremity biomechanics, brachial plexus injuries and lower extremity casting. Trish also teaches courses on therapeutic taping, casting, brachial plexus injury and pediatric gait and has over 35 years of experience as a physical therapist.

Audrey Yasukawa, MOT, OTR/L, CKTI, is the previous Chief of Occupational Therapy at LaRabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. She served as a clinical resource to staff throughout the system of care at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and worked in the pediatric program. She is pediatric and adult NDT trained, has over 35 years' experience with upper extremity casting and has taught pediatric and adult taping and casting courses nationally. She is a certified Kinesio Taping Instructor. In addition to numerous workshops and lectures given internationally and throughout the United States, Audrey has authored many publications, including 'Kinesio® Taping in Pediatrics, Fundamentals and Whole Body Taping', “Casting Protocols for the Upper and Lower Extremities”, “Casting to Improve Upper Extremity Function”, and “Upper Extremity Casting: Adjunct Treatment for the Child with Cerebral Palsy”.


Day 1

7:00-7:30 Course Registration & Sign-in/Breakfast

7:30-8:00 Introduction/Discussion

8:00-9:30 Review Theory and History, Qualities of Kinesio Tape, Contraindications, and Precautions, Physiological Systems Affected by Kinesio Tape, Removal of Tape, Convolutions Lab.

9:30-12:00 Research on Skin Stimulation, Biotensegrity, Epidermis Taping Concepts and Lab, Dermis Taping Concepts and Lab, Fascia Taping Concepts and Lab

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Manual Direction Tests, Space Corrections Intro, Space Corrections Labs using Manual Direction Tests, Muscle Taping Concepts and Lab.

3:00-5:00 Cervical Flexion Assessment, Longissimus Cervicis Lab, Cervical Extension Assessment, Scalenus Anterior Lab, Pectoral Girdle Assessment, Pectoralis Major and Rhomboid Major Lab, Trunk Flexion Assessment, Rectus Abdominis Lab, Hip Rotation Assessment, Gluteus Medius Lab.

5:00-5:30 Questions

Day 2
7:15-7:45 Course Sign-in/Breakfast

7:45-8:00 Review/Questions

8:00-9:30 Straight Leg Raise Assessment, Quadriceps Femoris Lab, Mechanical Corrections Inro, Mechanical Correction Labs.

9:30-11:30 Ligament/Tendon Corrections Intro, Ligament/Tendon Corrections Labs, Functional Correction Intro, Functional Correction Labs, Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections Intro, Circulatory/Lymphatic Lab, Student Assessments.

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:30 Advanced Epidermis Taping Concepts and Lab, Advanced Dermis Taping Concepts and Lab, Advanced Fascia Taping Concepts and Labs, Advanced Circulatory Taping Concepts and Labs.

1:30-2:30 Clinical Concepts and Lab: Chondromalacia Patella; Clinical Concepts and Lab: Acute Shoulder Injury; Clinical Concepts and Lab: Whiplash; Clinical Concepts and Lab: Postural Correction.

2:30-3:00 CKTP exam and KTAI membership including taping database.

3:00-3:30 Clinical Reasoning Scenarios/End


Two 15-minute breaks will be provided each day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


Texas Children's Hospital Leopold Meyer Bldg.

1st Floor HR Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3

1919 S. Braeswood (Corner of Braeswood & Greenbriar)

Houston, TX 77030

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6750 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030


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Who Should Attend



20 contact hours or CCU's