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Qualification Overview

This course is an introduction to kinesiotaping and will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to apply k-tape in order to provide support, alleviate discomfort and aid the natural healing process of a range of musculoskeletal complaints. This course is aimed at Physiotherapists, Sports Massage therapists, Personal Trainers, Osteopaths and rehabilitation therapists.

You will learn the physiological effects of kinesio tape and the specific taping techniques for 16 of the most common injuries including back pain and neck pain in order to relieve pain, reduce swelling and provide postural support using the most current practical application techniques and scientific evidence.

Course Content

The qualification is structured into:

  • Introduction to k-taping
  • History of k-taping
  • Underpinning theory of k-taping
  • K-taping modalities and properties
  • Benefits of k-taping
  • Preparation
  • Basic application techniques
  • Practical application – lower limb
  • Practical application – knee
  • Practical application – upper limb & back
  • Practical application – oedema control

Successful completion of all units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Useful Information

Coursework, Practical Demonstration/Assignment

A suitable Level 3 Therapy qualification e.g. Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy or Personal Training; some experience in K-taping is useful. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and Learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

The qualification is accredited by ABT and provides credits within the units that can be used to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).


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