Kinesio Taping

Please visit Kinesio Taping Association website for more information

What: Kinesio Taping Courses 1&2

Who: Dr. Masa Takakura will be teaching.

Next Class: November 7 – 8contact Julieann Murella

THIS CLASS IS Specifically for Bastyr Students and Alumni only.

Please see the Kinesio Taping Association website for Classes being held elsewhere in Seattle or Portland.

There are only a FEW SPOTS LEFT, so please contact Julieann Murella to register for the class.

Students who wish to RETAKE the class to review Kinesio 1 and 2 can join for the price of $25/ day.  But, these students must bring their own tape.  There will only be a few spots open for students who wish to retake the course, so please contact Julieann Murella ASAP.

Additional info:

1. The benefit of taking the class is to learn about the Kinesio Taping
Method in a hands-on lab setting from a Board Member of the Kinesio Taping
Association, Dr. Masa Takakura.
Dr. Masa is the leader of the next generation of Kinesio and we are lucky to have him as a teacher!

2. Check out the website and the certification process.

3.  Dr. Masa usually teaches to professionals, not students. This does
fall under continuing education credits.

Course Information

Kinesio® Certification courses are open to and designed for people in an advanced healthcare setting. Our Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioners (CKTPs) are licensed professional health care and therapy providers, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and massage therapists, in addition to chiropractic doctors, health care providers and other allied healthcare professionals. Our overall objective is to provide every medical practitioner with premier intellectual support trough expert instruction and state-of-the-art database tutorials. The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) and Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to:

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • Reduce pain
  • Support performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote improved circulation and healing
  • Improve functional movement and positioning

KTI – Fundamental Concepts (To be taken in conjunction with KTAI approved KT2 course)

  • 8-hour course
  • designed to introduce practitioners to the KTM
  • covers the five major physiological systems
    • skin
    • muscle
    • fascia
    • circulatory/lymphatic
    • joint
  • features lab sessions to practice KTM applications
  • completion will prepare attendees to relax overuse syndrome, stimulate weak muscles and decrease pain and swelling

KT2 – Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques (Attendees must complete KTAI approved KT1 course before taking KT2)

  • 8-hour course
  • builds on material learned in KT1
  • covers the six corrective techniques – mechanical, functional, space, fascia, ligament/tendon and lymphatic
  • features lab sessions to practice KTM applications
  • completion will prepare attendees to apply the KTM to orthopedic and neurological conditions

KT3 – Clinical Concepts and Advanced Taping Methods (Must complete KT1-KT2 prior to attending)

  • minimum 8-hour course
  • combines KT1 and KT2 coursework
  • features lab sessions to practice KTM applications
  • covers some of the more advanced techniques of the KTM
  • can be tailored to specific conditions, professions or applications by each instructor
  • upon completion, attendees will be eligible to take the CKTP exam
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