Courses are open to all allied health professionals and allied health students in approved programs.
Karen is one of 3 certified kinesio taping instructors in California and has been teaching since 2003 domestically and internationally.
Kinesio Taping Association International: Published Research
You can download the Kinesio Taping Courses Registration form here.
For additional course information or availability: Contact Julie at Bodydynamicpt@gmail.com or call 408-402-3228.
Kinesio Course Dates for 2016
KT1/KT2 - October 15-16
KT1/KT2 - August 27-28
KT3 - December 3
Karen has been a Kinesio Taping Association International Instructor since 2003. She has been privileged to teach domestically and internationally in courses and conferences from Ireland to Italy, France and Northern Ireland, Pennsylvania and Virginia to Louisiana and concentrating in the West in California. Karen has been honored to present at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting and the NATA National Convention. Body Dynamic hosts several classes every year locally in San Jose.
Please go to Kinesio Classes page for current list of upcoming course dates and a link to our registration form.
Karen enjoys problem solving and finding Kinesio Taping applications that give clients tools to reduce pain and improve function as a part of their home program. She often teaches clients and their helpers how to tape, facilitating follow through during daily and sports activities to maximize results.
1. Be able to describe basic application principles, differentiating taping from P→D (O→I ) and D→P (I→O)
2. Demonstrate correct application of Kinesio Tape using basic I, Y, and X strips.
3. Understand the benefits and limitations of Kinesio Tape.
“Peel” and “Tear” backing
Elasticity—longitudinal vs cross-wise % stretch
5 major physiological effects
Basic Muscle application demo—Sacrospinalis—Continuing concepts and theories
Muscle Application “direction” Tape--Upper Trapezius
Application Principles and Rules
Introduction to Database and KT Assessment Screening
KT Pectoral Girdle Assessment; Muscle application Rhomboid Major-Pectoralis Major
KT Hip Rotation Assessment; Muscle application Gluteus Medius
KT Leg raise Assessment; Muscle application Quadriceps femoris
1. Be able to describe uses for and demonstrate correct application of Kinesio Tape for specific corrective taping techniques.
2. Be able to use Kinesio Tape in the clinic to effectively enhance normal treatment practices for common musculoskeletal problems.
Mechanical Correction: Y, tension on Tails; y, tension on base; I, tension in middle
Mechanical Correction Shoulder Instability glenohumeral: AC, humeral head depression
Fascia Correction –oscillation and gliding: Y, tension on base, tails and ram’s head
Lab—lateral epicondylitis, ITB
Space Correction: I, Star, donut hole cuts; tension in the middle
Lab: elbow, lbp, cts, wrist flexor inhibition with button hole anchor, epicondylitis
Space Correction: web cut tension in the middle
Lab: elbow, knee
Ligament/Tendon Correction: I, tension in middle
Lab: Achilles, MCL,
Ligament Correction—plantar fasciitis with transverse arch
Lab: plantar fasciitis
Functional Correction: I, tent or bridge
Lab—Ankle DF (dropfoot), wrist flexion or extension
Circulatory/Lymphatic Correction: fan precut and self cut, peel and tear
Bonus if time permits: Scar Management introduction
Suggested Text: Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method (page #’s in parenthesis)
1. Review and expand on the concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
2. Utilize and demonstrate application skills in guided laboratory sessions, including advanced techniques
3. Fulfill requirements to apply for Kinesio Taping Practitioner Certification through Kinesio Taping Association, USA.
Success Stories, Troubleshooting, Questions
Review of Kinesio Tape concepts, theories
Review of Corrective Techniques
Whiplash, Cervical Pain
Advanced Concept/Lab Scar Taping: “Basket Weave”
“Directional Pull Scar Application”, “Pitting Scars”
RSD hands (dermis), ankle sprain (epidermis)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)
Ankle/Foot-Hallux Valgus (p205)
Neck/Back-Brachial Neuropraxia (p 70)
Gamekeepers thumb, mallet finger.
* Actual applications demonstrated will vary depending on participant interest and time. At least 4 will be presented.