This course is suitable for physiotherapists, sport therapists, sports massage therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, occupational therapists and lymphoedema therapists. Third/Final year students in these fields are also welcome.
Course Overview - 2 Day Course - 8 hours per day
DAY 1 - Introduction to the Kinesio Taping Method®
The instructor discusses the fundamental concepts and the unique properties of Kinesio Tape. This is followed by a workshop where attendees can practice screening, muscle testing and muscle applications for both upper and lower body. Upon completion of KT1, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method® to relax overused muscles, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling.
DAY 2 - Introduction to advanced applications using the Kinesio Taping Method®.
Building on material covered in KT1, the instructor will introduce the six Corrective Techniques: Mechanical; Functional; Space; Fascia; Ligament/Tendon; and Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical conditions. This includes Kinesio Taping for orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
This course is endorsed/accredited by:
Attendees must take courses in order (KT1 &KT2 before KT3)
ONLY KTA-APPROVED courses are considered for obtaining accreditation as a Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP). This
is achieved after completion of KT3.
NB Prices Exclude VAT
PLEASE NOTE, A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £50 WILL BE REQUESTED ON RESERVATION FOR THIS TRAINING TO HOLD YOUR PLACE.
Angela Petrocchi, CKTI
Angela Petrocchi CKTI teaches Kinesio Taping in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. She qualified as a physiotherapist in Switzerland in 1988, gaining further qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy in 1997.
She worked as Head of Department at Triemli City Hospital in Zurich until 1999 and was also team physiotherapist for TVU - Zurich, a women's athletic team.
Angela has been based in the UK since 2000 and is the owner and Head of Practice for Swissphysio in Newcastle on Tyne.
In her clinic she treats different conditions including back and neck pain; sport injuries; whiplash; osteoarthritis; muscle and ligament strains; RSI, pregnancy related problems; rehabilitation after surgery and neurology. Her special interest groups are athletes and pregnant women.
Angela has trained in various manual therapy techniques, PNF, manual lymphatic drainage, training therapy, rehabilitation programs and ergonomics alongside with the use of electrotherapy. She has a holistic approach to her patients, treating causes as well as symptoms.
Angela is fluent in English, Italian, German, French and has good knowledge of Spanish.
KT1 FUNDAMENTALS OF Kinesio Taping® (Total hours: 8)
Introduction to Kinesio Taping® Concepts (2 hrs)
- History of Kinesio Taping technique.
- Introduction to Kinesio Taping® Concepts (2 hrs)
- Benefits and limitations of Kinesio Taping.
- Physical characteristics and qualities of Kinesio-Tex Tape.
- Application of tape to learn proper 'feel' and how to remove tape from backing.
- Examine difference between longitudinal and cross-wise stretching of the tape.
- Stretch properties of Kinesio Tape.
- Basic application techniques of how tape is cut and applied, preparation of body part to be taped and maintenance of tape once it is applied.
Basic Upper Body Kinesio Taping® Techniques (3 hrs)
Basic Lower Body Kinesio Taping® Techniques (3 hrs)
KT2 ADVANCED Kinesio Taping® CORRECTIVE TECHNIQUES (Total hours: 8)
Corrective Kinesio Taping® Techniques (2 hrs)
- Mechanical Correction
- Fascia Correction
- Space Correction
- Ligament/Tendon Correction
- Functional Correction
- Lymphatic Correction
Corrective Technique Applications (6 hrs)
- Impingement Syndrome
- Shoulder Bursitis
- AC Joint Sprain
- Shoulder Instability
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow/Wrist
- Lateral Epicondylitis
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Elbow Hyperextension
- Olecranon Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lumbar Spine
Venue and Time
Cobalt Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE27 0QJ - 9am to 6pm