The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses

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Why take this online Kinesiology Taping Course ?

This intermediate kinesiology taping course provides step-by-step instruction for more than 20 taping techniques for the foot and ankle, knee, hip region, upper extremity and spine. The science of taping is presented in a manner that helps you identify when to apply specific taping techniques for particular musculoskeletal dysfunctions. You will understand when it is appropriate to utilize athletic tape as opposed to kinesiology taping techniques for specific disorders.

The kinesiology taping techniques that are demonstrated and discussed include: ankle instability, ankle instability with posterior tibialis involvement, preventative taping for ankle, plantar fasciitis, bunions, plantar heel pain, patella femoral pain syndrome, IT band friction syndrome, greater trochanteric bursitis, turf toe, Achilles tendon problems, edema, lymphatic stagnation, pes anserine bursitis, MCL, anterior knee pain, patellar tendinitis, AC joint problems, generalized shoulder pain, rotator cuff pain, scapular instability, postural problems, back pain, lateral epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow and TFCC ligament issues.

Details about this Online Continuing Education Course

This is a great course to learn techniques for common athletic injury prevention and rehabilitation.

This kinesiology taping course is applicable for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. This is an intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. This course is designed for the participant to first review all the videos and written material and then practice the techniques. Please also take time to review the reference articles included. This will help correlate the presented material to the evidence-based resources.

Responsible CME® - Testimonials

Yes absolutely especially since this course was on taping techniques that have multiple steps -- Peggy, Physical Therapist

Great content and very applicable to my orthopedic outpatient experience (s) -- Kerrith, PT

Good course for knee and ankle and for swelling! -- Mary, OT

Solid online course that can be reference and practiced in the clinic -- Jason, PT

I am getting a plethora of information out of this course and I highly recommend it. -- sherri, PTA

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  • CE Hours: 3.5 hrs, .35 CEU
  • Delivered: Online
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Highlight of 23 Specific Taping Techniques and Course Objectives

PT OT Online continuing education course objectives

Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

  • Describe the contraindications to applying kinesiology and athletic tape.
  • Discuss the science behind taping and identify the situations when you should utilize tape to prevent injuries, decrease pain, facilitate healing, facilitate proprioception, and improve function.
  • Perform basic proficiency in over 23 taping techniques for the foot, ankle, knee hip, spine, shoulder, elbow and thumb.
  • Select the situations when it is best to use kinesiology tape over athletic tape.
  • Describe the physiological effects of kinesiology taping.
  • Describe the physiological effect that kinesiology taping has on lymphedema and properly apply the tape to promote lymphatic drainage.

Learn from an Expert on Taping

Orthopedic Taping Instructors Perspective

Keith Christianssen, PT, ATC, MTC attended San Diego State University, where he majored in Athletic Training and earned an Athletic Training Certification. Keith went on to obtain his degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, and a Certification in Manual Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida. He is also a certified coach through USA Track and Field, is level II tactical certified in TRX training, and is working on a tactical strength and conditioning certification. For the past 20 years, Keith has taught nationally and internationally on the topics of joint mobilization, athletic training skills, biomechanics of the lower extremity, running, and orthotics fabrication.

The Science of Taping

The Science of Taping
  • Scientific reasoning for using athletic tape
  • Scientific reasoning for using kinesiology tape
  • Clinical tips on how to apply the tape appropriately
  • Determining the stretch of the tape
  • Determining the best tape option to achieve your goals
  • Utilizing the taping techniques to promote the goals of the overall rehab plan

Lower Extremity Orthopedic Taping Techniques Utilizing Athletic Tape

Lower Extremity Orthopedic Taping Techniques Utilizing Athletic Tape
  • Demonstration of how to apply the tape
  • Reasoning for applying the specific technique
    • Prophylactic technique
    • Low Dye Taping
    • Medial longitudinal arch
    • Turf Toe

Lower Extremity Orthopedic Taping Techniques Utilizing Kinesiology Tape

Lower Extremity Orthopedic Taping Techniques Utilizing Kinesiology Tape
  • Demonstration of how to apply the tape
  • Reasoning for applying the specific technique
    • Kinesiology taping technique for ankle instability with anterior tibialis Involvement
    • Kinesiology taping techniques for heel pain
    • Kinesiology tape for bunion correction
    • Kinesiology tape for Turf Toe
    • Kinesiology tape for Achilles Tendon
    • Kinesiology Tape for IT Band
    • Kinesiology Tape for MCL or Pes Anserine Bursitis
    • Kinesiology Tape for anterior knee pain

Promoting Lymphatic Drainage Utilizing Kinesiology Taping Techniques

Promoting Lymphatic Drainage Utilizing Kinesiology Taping Techniques
  • Technique to promote a healing environment

Upper Extremity and Back Techniques Utilizing Kinesiology Tape

Upper Extremity and Back Techniques  Utilizing Kinesiology Tape
  • Kinesiology Taping for AC Joint Problems
  • Taping for Generalized Shoulder Pain
  • Taping for RTC
  • Taping for Scapular Instability
  • Kinesiology Taping for Postural Awareness and Back Pain
  • Kinesiology Taping for Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
  • Kinesiology Tape for the Thumb

Course Test - Evaluate your knowledge and meet Continuing Education Requirements

Evaluate your understanding of the online continuing education course material
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  • Evaluate your knowledge with the course test on any device.
  • Print your state course certificate for CE credit.
  • Take the online test as many times as need in order to achieve a 70 % or greater score.