Kinesiotaping Fundamentals and Advanced Whole Body Techniques Level KT1 / KT2

March 21-22, 2015

Course Description
This two day course was designed to provide physical and occupational therapists with information and instruction on Kinesio Taping methods. Kinesio taping is a method of treatment for musculoskeletal and myofascial disorders and edema control. This method can be used during physical activity and in conjunction with many therapies. Attendees gained insight into theory and taping techniques for a variety of concerns, including joint instability, muscular weakness, abnormal alignment, pain and inflammation.

The first day offered information on basic techniques and application of Kinesio Tape for the neck, trunk, upper and lower extremity. The second day focused on more specific taping methods and advanced concepts in Kinesio Taping.

Course Objectives
- Explain the concepts of Kinesio Taping
- Discuss the five effects of Kinesio Tape
- Apply the learned skills of Kinesio Taping techniques in the lab sessions
- Demonstrate an upper and lower extremity taping method
- Identify the benefits of Kinesio Taping for various diagnoses
- Identify precautions and contraindications of Kinesio Taping
- Log into the Kinesio Tape website

About the Instructors
Patricia Martin, PT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently manager of satellite services at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. She previously worked at Metro Health Medical Center treating adult and pediatric patients with a variety of diagnoses. These include TBI, SCI, CVA, and orthopedic issues. Trish has +25 of experience and has assisted Beverly Cusick PT in courses on lower extremity biomechanics, splinting and casting. She is pediatric NDT trained and has taught pediatric taping courses nationally and internationally.

Audrey Yasukawa, OT, Certified Kinesio Tape Instructor, is currently Chief of Occupational Therapy at LaRabida Children’s Hospital. She previously served as a pediatric resource clinician at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and assisted in the upper extremity Botox clinic. Audrey piloted several pediatric research projects while at RIC and has published numerous articles on casting and taping. She has worked with adult and pediatric patients with a variety of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. She is pediatric and adult NDT trained and has +25 years’ experience with upper extremity casting. Audrey has taught pediatric and adult taping courses nationally and internationally.