The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses

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Why should a physical therapist, or athletic trainer take this kinesiology taping continuing education course

Kinesiology taping techniques can be beneficial for preventing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. Studies have shown that pain decreased and function improved when kinesiology tape was incorporated into a comprehensive program.

This 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. You will learn the effective utilization of taping techniques to promote function, decrease pain, and reduce injuries.

Rehab clinical tools instructed in this kinesiology taping continuing education course to enhance your functional outcomes.

  • Step-by-step instruction for over twenty kinesiology taping techniques
  • Identify when to apply specific taping techniques for particular musculoskeletal dysfunctions
  • Techniques to promote a healing environment

Specific instruction that will enhance your understanding and ability to deliver better patient care.

  • Kinesiology taping techniques for: ankle instability, ankle instability with posterior tibialis involvement, preventative taping for ankle, plantar fasciitis, bunions, plantar heel pain, patellofemoral 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 tendonitis, AC joint problems, generalized shoulder pain, rotator cuff pain, scapular instability, postural issues, back pain, lateral epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow, and TFCC ligament issues

Professional Accreditation

This is an intermediate level course applicable for PT, PTA, OT, AT. Physical Therapy Accreditation: For specific state information, use the accreditation verification menu and select your state of license. AOTA: provider #4487, Occupational therapy professional development activity: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, evaluation and intervention, Foundation Knowledge: human body, development, and behavior. Athletic Trainers: BOC provider #P2047, category A. This course has not been submitted for Evidence-Based BOC approval.

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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

Great course and easy to apply -- Michael, OT

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The Science of Taping: Determining Effective Techniques for Specific Diagnoses


  • 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

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