Dates: February 25th - 26th 2017
Course Type: KT1 & KT2
Instructor: Joe Mitchell
NB Prices Exclude VAT
This course is suitable for physiotherapists, sport therapists, sports massage therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, occupational therapists and lymphoedema therapists. Third/Final year students in these fields are also welcome.
Course Overview - 2 Day Course - 8 hours per day
DAY 1 - Introduction to the Kinesio Taping Method®
The instructor discusses the fundamental concepts and the unique properties of Kinesio Tape. This is followed by a workshop where attendees can practice screening, muscle testing and muscle applications for both upper and lower body. Upon completion of KT1, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method® to relax overused muscles, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling.
DAY 2 - Introduction to advanced applications using the Kinesio Taping Method®.
Building on material covered in KT1, the instructor will introduce the six Corrective Techniques: Mechanical; Functional; Space; Fascia; Ligament/Tendon; and Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical conditions. This includes Kinesio Taping for orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
This course is endorsed/accredited by:
Attendees must take courses in order (KT1 &KT2 before KT3)
ONLY KTA-APPROVED courses are considered for obtaining accreditation as a Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP). This
is achieved after completion of KT3.
NB Prices Exclude VAT
PLEASE NOTE, A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £50 WILL BE REQUESTED ON RESERVATION FOR THIS TRAINING TO HOLD YOUR PLACE.
Joe Mitchell, based in Glasgow, is an advanced Sports Therapist and Conditioning Coach specialising in clinical massage, myofascial release and rehabilitation.
Joe runs a busy sports injury clinic where he treats a range of clients including professional boxers, power athletes and members of the general public. Joe is a qualified tutor in First Aid, Life Support for H.S.E. the Royal Life Saving society and the Swimming Teachers Association.
In addition, he is registered with the Complementary & Natural Health Care Council and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
KT1 FUNDAMENTALS OF Kinesio Taping® (Total hours: 8)
Introduction to Kinesio Taping® Concepts (2 hrs)
- History of Kinesio Taping technique.
- Introduction to Kinesio Taping® Concepts (2 hrs)
- Benefits and limitations of Kinesio Taping.
- Physical characteristics and qualities of Kinesio-Tex Tape.
- Application of tape to learn proper 'feel' and how to remove tape from backing.
- Examine difference between longitudinal and cross-wise stretching of the tape.
- Stretch properties of Kinesio Tape.
- Basic application techniques of how tape is cut and applied, preparation of body part to be taped and maintenance of tape once it is applied.
Basic Upper Body Kinesio Taping® Techniques (3 hrs)
Basic Lower Body Kinesio Taping® Techniques (3 hrs)
KT2 ADVANCED Kinesio Taping® CORRECTIVE TECHNIQUES (Total hours: 8)
Corrective Kinesio Taping® Techniques (2 hrs)
- Mechanical Correction
- Fascia Correction
- Space Correction
- Ligament/Tendon Correction
- Functional Correction
- Lymphatic Correction
Corrective Technique Applications (6 hrs)
- Impingement Syndrome
- Shoulder Bursitis
- AC Joint Sprain
- Shoulder Instability
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow/Wrist
- Lateral Epicondylitis
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Elbow Hyperextension
- Olecranon Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lumbar Spine
Venue and Time
Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
EH3 5PL - Time: 9am to 6pm