Kinesiology Taping Course – part 1

Levotape Kinesiology Tape
Levotape Kinesiology Tape

 

Kinesiology Taping Course – Introduction to kinesiology tape

Over the next few weeks, Vivomed will be publishing it’s very popular online kinesiology taping course through this blog.

With over 30 instructional videos written and produced by Vivomed, this is one of the most comprehensive kinesiology taping courses available online and allows participants the chance to download a 6 hour CPD (continual professional development) certificate on completion of the paid course.

The aim of the online kinesiology taping course is to teach the participants the 4 major functions and effects of kinesiology taping to allow you to practice using any brand of kinesiology tape you prefer e.g. Levotape, K-Active, Kinesio, Mueller or Rock Tape.

To get started, you will need the following:

Levotape scissors

Levotape kinesiology tape - blue

 

 

 

 

Traditional Athletic Taping vs Kinesiology

Traditional Athletic Taping Kinesiology Taping
Sports Taping is a mechanical methodology Kinesiology Taping is a sensory methodology
Sports Taping is for functional immobilisation Kinesiology Taping therapy offers potential of restoring full range of movement
Sports taping methods aim to protect muscles Kinesiology Taping methods seek to normalise muscle function
Immobilisation created through sports taping therapy can inhibit blood circulation Kinesiology Taping therapy can improve blood circulation

 

Cutting and preparing the kinesiology tape

There are several different ways of cutting your kinesiology tape depending on what you are trying to achieve, these include the “I” strip, the “Y” strip and the “doughnut” cut.

Please see the videos below to show how you to do all these cuts.

Levotape Kinesiology Tape – how to prepare an “I” strip

Levotape Kinesiology Tape – how to prepare a Lymphatic Fan

Levotape Kinesiology Tape – how to prepare a “doughnut” cut

Levotape Kinesiology Tape – how to prepare a “Y” strip

 

Next time on  Vivomed’s Kinesiology Taping Course blog we will look at  tips on stretching the tape and removing it without pain. We will also start to cover the five main kinesiology taping techniques.

Please note that all content of these blogs and videos are owned and copyrighted to Vivomed. No copying, duplication or usage without written permission from www.Vivomed.com 

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