KT1: Fundamental concepts and basic muscle applications
KT2: Advanced concepts and corrective techniques


Prerequisite: KT1 to be taken in conjunction with KT2 course. You can not sign up for just KT1 alone.

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, ATC
Course level: Introductory and Intermediate
Date: October 4-5, 2014
Check in time: Saturday and Sunday: 7:30-8 a.m.
Class time: Saturday: 8-5:30 p.m. Sunday: 8-5:30 p.m.
Location: St. Catherine University: PT Lab E560
601 25th avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Course Fee: $425.00

Contact hours: 16.0

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Deanna M. Wanzek , PT, PCS, CKTI, CLT is a graduate from the Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy. She has specialized in pediatrics for the past thirty years utilizing a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment. She incorporates myofascial release, craniosacral, muscle energy and other complementary skills. She is certified in the use of Universal Exercise Unit/TheraSuit Method. She teaches in the Pediatrics course at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is recognized by the KinesioTaping Association as a Certified Instructor and was named Instructor of the Year for 2007. She is also a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She is an APTA board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist. DeDe is employed by Special Children Center in Hudson, Wisconsin, a non-profit organization serving children.

Course Description
The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping Method. During this eight hour class, the instructor will introduce Kinesio Taping concepts, theory and history, and discuss the four major physiological effects; skin, muscle, circulatory/lymphatic, and joint. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice Assessment Tests approved for the enhancement of their kinesio taping skills and muscle applications for both the upper and lower body. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, and decrease pain and swelling.
The KT2 course builds on material learned from KT1. During this eight-hour class, 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. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to orthopedic and neurological conditions.

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

•Describe the concepts of Kinesio Taping
•Review muscular anatomy as it is related to Kinesio Taping
•Explain and Apply the concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method
•Describe the unique qualities of the Kinesio Tex Tape
•Recognize the principles of Kinesio Tex Tape application
•Utilize and demonstrate application skills in guided laboratory session
•Demonstrate application skills during lab sessions
•Practice the various cutting techniques and their clinical application
•Apply Kinesio Taping method to relax and stimulate muscles
•Apply Kinesio Taping methods for pain, swelling, joint mobility and stability
•Apply various taping techniques for treatment of the spine, and upper/ lower extremity dysfunction
•Apply various taping techniques for treatment of unique conditions using the concepts and principals of the Kinesio Taping Method

October 4th
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. – Instructor bio/introduction
8:10 a.m.  – Intro KT concepts, theory, history, physiology/pathology: Intro five major physiological effects (skin, circulatory, fascia, muscle function) Basic application concepts: finger demo and sacrospinalis demo
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Jt. function: biotensegrity, application basics, prep, precautions
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – KT assessments & labs, Cervical Paraspinals, scalenes anterior, quad femoris, pec major, rhomboid, gluteus medius
3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – KT assessments/labs cont., gastroc and soleus, deltoid, wrist extensors, extensor policis longus, assessment; Q&A
5:30 p.m. – Conclude

October 5th
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8 a.m. – Overnight responses, trouble shooting; basic concepts of corrective techniques, tension, mechanical correction, patellar tracking, shoulder instability
10 a.m. – Break
10:15 a.m. – Fascia correction, lateral epicondylitis, ITB application
11:30 a.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Space, tendon and ligament correction, elbow, lumbar, carpal tunnel, Achilles, knee
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Functional correction, scar management; Q&A
5:30 p.m. – Conclude

Women, please wear halter tops or tank tops. Men/women, please bring shorts to change into if you wear long pants.
This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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