Training Levels

Kinesio UK run a variety of Kinesio Taping® courses, as well as providing practitioners with the opportunity to host courses at their own venues. Courses run for one, two or three days and are held in various locations across the UK and Ireland. There are 3 Main Course Levels - KT1, KT2 and KT3 plus Instructor Training.

The Kinesio Taping Association advise that courses should be taken as a KT1 and 2 (two day) course, followed by a KT3 course at a later date. This is to ensure that practitioners get enough practice with Kinesio Tape prior to completing the advanced KT3 course.

Kinesio courses are suitable for a variety of practitioners including, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sport massage therapists and lymphoedema specialists.

KT1-One day course-Open to everyone (A basic knowledge of muscles is required)

The KT1 course introduces practitioners to the Kinesio Taping® Method. During the 8 hours of this course, the fundamental concepts of Kinesio Taping® will be discussed and practitioners will learn the basic taping methods using Kinesio Tex Tape®. Attendees will be given ample time to practice KT methods in order to enhance your skills. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to apply the Kinesio Taping® Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles and decrease pain and swelling.

KT2-One day course-Practitioners only (KT1 required)

The KT2 course consists of advanced concepts and corrective techniques, building on the material learnt in KT1. During this course, attendees will learn about the six corrective techniques (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) and discuss their applications. Again, attendees will have plenty of time to practice applying these techniques. Upon completion of this course, practitioners will be able to discuss and apply the KT method to orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Under new KTA guidelines, practitioners will become certified after completing KT1 and KT2.

KT3-One day course-Practitioners only (KT1 and 2 required)

The KT3 course can be addressed to specific professions and clinical conditions such as Sports Medicine, Lymphoedema, Paediatrics and Hand Therapy. This advanced course allows practitioners to further develop their skills in their specific area of interest. KT3 can also be a refresher course.

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