CEU Corner: Kinesio taping (KT3 & KT4)

Last month Dr. Ireland attended the 2 day Kinesio Taping course consisting of KT1: Fundamental Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method and the second being KT2: Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques of the Kinesio Taping Method. Afterwards, he began to apply what he had learned over that time frame to effectively use kinesiotape on patients as an adjunct to the various treatment plans they were currently undergoing.

Now this past weekend Dr. Ireland attended the next step in the Kinesio Taping Education when he attended another 2 day Kineio Taping course with the first day being devoted to KT3: Clinical Concepts and Advanced Taping Methods which was followed by KT4: Specialty Sports Orthopedic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method.

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The KT3 Course, Clinical Concepts and Advanced Taping Methods, is the third and final Kinesio Association prerequisite to sit for the exam to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. It discussed advanced taping techniques as well as presented the newest taping technique, EDF taping (epidermis, dermis, fascia taping), along with the practical applications, reasons, and research behind the new technique.

KT4: Specialty Sports Orthopedic Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method is one of six new Specialty Courses that Kinesio Taping Association has recently offered that focuses on a particular niche type of practice. The course discussed various taping techniques from the acute injury an athlete could receive to taping techniques to allow a player to return to their sport. Overall it was a comprehensive taping approach to common athletic injuries across the spectrum of recovery.

If you are interested in seeing how Kinesio Taping can possibly reduce your swelling, improve your mobility, or get you back into your sport/activity give us a call and we can set something up!