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Kinesiology Taping Practitioner Certification: Combining Taping & Movement to Improve Functional Outcomes

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

From sports medicine to stroke rehab, kinesiology tape has rapidly gained popularity in rehabilitation due to its unique ability to improve movement and function. One of the most versatile treatment tools in rehab, taping has been shown to improve outcomes with a vast variety of therapies, including functional movement therapies, manual therapy, splinting, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Hippo- and Aquatic therapies, and more.

This hands-on certification seminar will equip you with all the skills you’ll need to begin taping patients across the continuum of care. Explore the fundamentals of modern taping techniques, discover advanced interventions that integrate the latest neuroscience research, and learn how to combine taping with functional movement to produce the kinds of active treatments that are revolutionizing rehab. Numerous case studies will be presented that demonstrate how taping can help deliver superior rehab outcomes, and hands-on labs throughout the program will show you how to get impressive results with your patients.

  1. Explain the physiological effects of kinesiology taping.
  2. Assess functional taping techniques as they apply to pain, edema management, neurologic conditions, scar and posture improvement.
  3. Analyze the concepts of longitudinal fascial chain kinesiology taping.
  4. Demonstrate fluid dynamics taping applications for acute edema and chronic fluid dysfunction conditions using the jellyfish taping method.
  5. Demonstrate varied tape application techniques for common musculo-skeletal injury conditions such as low back pain, shoulder strains, ankle sprains and post-operative patient/client care.
  6. Demonstrate posture taping applications for correction of common chronic postural deficits of the upper and lower spine regions.

  • Evolution of kinesiology taping
  • Directional – movement focused
  • Combining kinesiology tapes: stretch, adherence, longevity
  • Neurosensory – skin to brain connection
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Tactile acuity – sensory system/receptors
  • Hands on with the tape!
  • Where to cut? Tips for turning corners
  • Does direction matter? How many pieces?
  • Stretch, stabilize, decompress
  • Indications/contraindications

  • Methods and application for treating pain
  • Upper extremity
    • Shoulder
    • Lateral/medial elbow
    • Wrist
    • AC joint
  • Trunk/Lower extremity
    • Knee pain
    • Shin splints
    • Calf and achilles
    • SI joint
    • Planter fasciitis
  • Decompression strategy vs. compression strategy
  • Promote lymph movement with jellyfish taping technique
  • Methods and application
    • Acute swelling from trauma
    • Chronic edema conditions
    • Lymphedema
  • Varying approaches for acute vs chronic conditions
    • Low back pain – is it acute or chronic?
    • Shoulder strains – pain or proprioceptive improvement?
    • Post-operative conditions – avoid incisions while improving outcomes
  • Kinesthetic guidance = behavior modification
  • Posture evaluation from head to toe
    • Upper and lower cross syndrome
    • Hyperkyphosis
    • Forward head posture
Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal Trainers
    • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing for labs. Shorts are recommended.
    • Please bring yoga mat or massage table (if available)


    Abby Perone, DC, CES, FMT, CF-L1, is a practitioner who focuses on movement-based soft-tissue injuries, ranging from sports injuries to chronic pain. Since earning her doctorate in chiropractic from Parker University, Dr. Perone has been a member of a rapidly-growing provider group, Airrosti Rehab Centers, LLC, where he served as Airrosti’s Director of Active Care Development and subsequently as Director of Training & Clinical Projects. While serving in these roles, Dr. Perone had the opportunity to onboard and clinically teach over 250 clinical treatment team members. She also travels across the US as an instructor for RockTape, teaching anatomy, biomechanics, movement-based pathologies, corrective strategies, and injury prevention.

    Additionally, Dr. Perone has an extensive background working with CrossFit™ athletes and CrossFit injuries, having served on the CrossFit Regionals and CrossFit Games Athlete Services Medical Teams for the past four years. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Perone is an avid CrossFitter and runner, and she serves as an in-house director of movement quality and developing partner of Love Movement.

    Speaker Disclosures:

    Financial: Dr. Abby Perone is the co-owner of CrossFit Love and Love Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

    Non-financial: Dr. Abby Perone has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
    Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

    If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

    Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

    The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

    PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

    Athletic Trainers
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    PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

    Personal Trainers
    This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 0.6 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.

    Massage Therapists
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    PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #1808. This course is offered for 6.0 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

    Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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    PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

    Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
    This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

    Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
    CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.

    California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
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    PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.

    Ohio Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 hours.

    Other Professions
    This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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