Title of Event:
Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (KT1 & KT2)


Contact Name:
Chanyne Cupil

Charlotte AHEC

Date(s) of Event:
May 30 - 31, 2020

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte AHEC - 5039 Airport Center Pkwy, Bldg. K - Charlotte, NC 28208

Summary of Event:
Course Seminar Dates & Times: Day 1 - Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Day 2 - Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Registration closes for this two-day course on Monday, May 4, 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 system2. Must be able to do assessments by evaluating and/or diagnosing injuries and conditions3. 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. The first day 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).Instructor: 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.