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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part I: Basics and Lymphatic Taping

Lecture Name

Part I: Basics and Lymphatic Taping     $89.85

This lecture is part of the following course:
Clinical Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals


Kinesiology taping allows the individual to receive therapeutic benefits 24 hours a day, for two to five days between applications. Not only is clinical taping beneficial during physical activity, but it also can be used in conjunction with other modalities, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy and electrical stimulation.

In this first lecture of a series of three, Dr. Bailey will present an overview of the kinesiology taping method and its rationale, how it differs from other taping methods, and practice applications for common orthopaedic injuries and neurological conditions. She will also review the lymphatic system and explain how to use kinesiology tape to reduce edema.

Note: It is advised that anyone taking this course have samples of various kinesiology tapes on hand while watching the presentation. In addition, it is recommended to have a roll of one of the tapes, as well as a person to practice the techniques on.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 3.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Compare kinesiology tapes (specifically KinesioTex tape and KT tape) to three other types of sports and rehabilitation tapes: athletic tape, Leuko tape, and cover roll.
  2. Explain at least three unique qualities of kinesiology tape as compared to other types of tape.
  3. Discuss four types of tape cuts and the conditions each is suitable for.
  4. Describe three unique ways kinesiology tapes can be applied to physical therapy patients.
  5. Identify five types of clinical tools necessary to have in the clinic when applying kinesiology tape.
  6. Justify the appropriate way to apply and remove kinesiology tape.
  7. Explain to patients how to apply kinesiology tapes at home, including special needs patients, like pediatric or geriatric patients.
  8. Review how the lymphatic system works, including the anatomy of the system and how swelling occurs within the system.
  9. Explain the way in which the lymphatic kinesiology taping method can reduce inflammation.
  10. Identify four anatomical areas where lymphatic taping should not be used.
  11. Discuss at least five contraindications for lymphatic taping.
  12. Given a patient with edema, propose a method of lymphatic taping to reduce swelling.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Dr. Bailey receives compensation as the professor of this course. She has collaborated as an author on several chapters and articles on the uses of tape as a medical modality, and teaches courses around on the world on the topic.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Bailey has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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