KinesioTaping Certification in San Diego, CA


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Location, Date & Time

Bastyr University California

3974 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
Room C112

KT3 7:30am – 5:30pm Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017

KT4 Sports & Orthopedics 8am – 5:30pm Sunday, Feb 26th, 2017

KinesioTaping Seminar Information

*Eligible Licensed, Certified, and/or Registered Health Care Professionals: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Doctors of Chiropractic, Licensed Acupuncturists, Licensed Massage Therapists, Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine, Non-Listed Health Care Professionals

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process.  It does so by providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.  This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

Kinesio® Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis

Kinesio® Certification courses are designed for people in an advanced healthcare setting. Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioners (CKTPs) are licensed professional health care and therapy providers, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and massage therapists, in addition to chiropractic doctors, health care providers and other allied healthcare professionals. The overall objective is to provide every medical practitioner with premier intellectual support trough expert instruction and state-of-the-art database tutorials. The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) and Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to:

  • Re-educate the neuromuscular system
  • Reduce pain
  • Support performance
  • Prevent injury
  • Promote improved circulation and healing
  • Improve functional movement and positioning

Course Intinerary


(To be taken in conjunction with KT2)

The KT1 course is designed to introduce practitioners to the Kinesio Taping Method. Over the course of this eight-hour class, the Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) will discuss the fundamental concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method and the unique properties and use of Kinesio Tex Tape. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice screening and muscle testing created 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. In addition to instruction provided by the CKTI, the attendees will receive the full-color Kinesio Taping KT1 & KT2 Workbook to augment their training. Each attendee will also receive a 60-day membership to the Kinesio Taping Association which includes access to a reference database.

7:30 Sign In
8:00 Instructor Introduction & Bio
8:10 – 10:00 Intro Kinesio Taping Concepts, Theory, History, Tape Qualities, Finger Demo, Intro Five Major Physiological Effects; Skin, Circulatory & Fascia Function; Sacrospinalis Demo; Fascia & Muscle Function; Basic Application Concepts
10:00 Break
10:15-11:30 Joint Function; Biotensegrity; Application Basics, Prep, Precautions; Intro to Kinesio Taping Assessment Tests; Q&A
11:30 Lunch
12:30-3:00 Kinesio Taping Assessments & Labs: Cervical Paraspinals; Scalenes Anterior; Rectus Abdominus; Pec Major & Rhomboid Major; Gluteus Medius
3:00 Break
3:15-4:30 Assessments/Labs Cont’d.: Quadriceps Femoris; Ext. Digitorum; Hamstrings; Ext. Policis Longus; Biceps Brachii; Deltoid
4:30-5:30 Assessment Q&A; KT1 Review & Q&A, Application Requests; Conclusion



(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1 course)

The KT2 course builds on material learned in KT1. During this eight-hour class, the CKTI will introduce the six Corrective Techniques (Mechanical, Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon, and Lymphatic) and discuss their application in a variety of clinical conditions. During lab sessions, attendees will have ample time to practice applying these techniques to a variety of upper and lower body conditions. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to discuss and apply the Kinesio Taping Method to orthopedic & neurological conditions.

8:00 – 10:05 Overnight Responses, Trouble Shooting: Basic Concepts of Corrective Techniques, Tension; Mechanical Correction: Patellar Tracking, Shoulder Instability
10:05 Break
10:20-11:30 Fascia Correction: Lateral Epicondylitis, ITB
11:30 Lunch
12:30-3:10 Space, Tendon & Ligament Correction: Elbow, Lumbar, Carpal Tunnel, MCL, Achilles
3:10 Break
3:25-5:10 Fascia/Ligament Correction: Plantar Fasciitis; Function Correction: Ankle & Wrist; Circulatory/Lymphatic Correction: Edema of Calf and/or Foot, Finger Sprain
5:10-5:30 Assessment Questions, Glossary Review, Application Requests; Q&A; Conclusion


(Must be taken at least 4 weeks after KT2)

The KT3 course combines the Kinesio Taping Method foundactional concepts of KT1&KT2 with advanced clinical concepts.  The course provides lab time for attendees to practice their skills on the new concepts through a variety of clinical applications.  The KT3 course is designed to allow the Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) to cater specific clinical applications to address specific professions.  Upon completion of this course and prerequisite KT1&KT2 seminar, attendees will be eligible to take the exam and become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP).  Note: Students can request to take the exam but will not be eligible to receive a CKTP certificate until they graduate.

7:30 Sign In
8:00-9:20 Success Stories, Troubleshooting, Q&A, Evaluation Questions, Assessments, KT1&KT2 Review, Contraindications & Precautions, CKTP Information
9:20-10:50 Clinical Concepts: Shoulder Impingement; Whiplash/Cervical Pain; Chondromalacia Patella
10:50 Break
11:05-11:50 Scar Management
11:50-12:45 Kinesio Taping Advanced Concept: Fascial Correction – Manual Fascial Glide; & “Basket Weave” Technique
12:45 Lunch
1:45-2:55 EDF: Epidermins/Dermis/Fascia
2:55 Break

Clinical Applications #1-4


(Prerequisite, completion of KTA approved KT1, KT2 & KT3 courses)
The KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course is focused on sports conditions. During the KT4 Sports/Orthopedic course, attendees will practice their skills on a variety of applications correlated with specific clinical sports conditions. This course is designed to give attendees guidelines on how to combine the concepts learned in the KT1, KT2, and KT3 courses with the concepts of sports medicine. This course is also designed to give attendees the chance to learn and practice specific applications related to specific sports dysfunctions. During the course, attendees will face problem-solving and specific taping techniques correlated with the healing process of joint and soft tissue, posture correction to provide stimulations to restore good posture for athletes, and lower and upper limb injuries. Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to combine the Kinesio Taping Method with specific sport conditions following guidelines learned during this course and developing the skills necessary to adapt Kinesio Taping Techniques to specific needs of athletes. This will enable the attendees to create an individualized treatment correlated to the phase of the healing process as well as the specific sport injury, sport performed, and position that the athlete occupies on the field.

7:30 Sign In
8:00-9:30 Intro, Bicipital Tenosynovitis, Overuse Syndromes, AC Jt (Acute, Sub Acute, Prevention) Lab
9:30-10:15 Multi-axial Instability of the Glenohumeral Joint (Acute, Sub Acute, Rehab Tapings)
10:15 Break
10:30-11:20 Medial Epicondylitis (Acute, Sub Acute, Rehab Tapings)
11:20-12:00 TFCC (Acute, Sub Acute, Rehab Tapings)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:20 Turf Toe, 5th Metatarsal Fracture, ACL Injury (Acute, Sub Acute, Rehab, Preventative Tapings)
3:30-3:35 Break

Piriformis & SI Jt (Acute, Sub Acute, Rehab Tapings); Case Study & Q/A

Continuing Education Credits

KINESIO UNIVERSITY™ is an approved provider of continuing education through CAB (California Board of Acupuncture) for 16 CEU’s, NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (for 15 PDA’s), AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association for 16 CEU’s) and NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for 16 CEU’s). The Host may use KINESIO UNIVERSITY’s™ national provider numbers to provide continuing education units (CEUs) for its seminar attendees at approved seminars. KINESIO UNIVERSITY™ does have national provider numbers for Pts.’ If Host intends to offer CEUs for PTs, DCs, or any other professions for which KINESIO UNIVERSITY™ does not have a national provider number, Host will apply for CEU approval on its own or may purchase from Kinesio University, if available.[/su_column] [/su_row][/su_box][su_spacer]

Instructor Information
Dr. Calvin Kwan, ND, CKTI
Dr. Calvin Kwan is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who completed his doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Bastyr University. Throughout his medical career, he has incorporated the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine into his daily life and medical practice.

With a deep-seated passion for Naturopathic medicine, Dr. Calvin Kwan firmly believes that prevention is the key to health and longevity. Dr. Kwan primarily focuses on the treatment of patients as a whole, but also has interests in weight loss, sports medicine, lymphedema, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Kwan applies Physical Medicine modalities, diet and lifestyle modification, and exercise to improve the outcome of his patients.

Physical medicine involves the use of techniques including, but not limited to: soft tissue manipulation (therapeutic massage, muscle energy stretching, craniosacral therapy), naturopathic manipulation (Placement of restricted/misaligned joints and bones), Kinesio Taping, exercise prescription, and hydro/electro therapy (cold laser, therapeutic ultrasound, constitutional hydrotherapy, interferential).

Under the mentorship of Dr. Masahiro Takakura, Dr. Kwan has become highly proficient in these modalities and wishes to share his vast knowledge with his patients. Dr. Kwan attributes his ability to help others to his hands, which he regards as a conduit through which healing is achieved.

Dr. Calvin Kwan maintains a patient-centered philosophy, in which the journey to health begins and ends with the patient’s own desire to succeed. During this journey, the doctor serves as a guide and teacher, who facilitate the patient’s adherence to their personal short-term goals and lifetime aspirations.

Registration Fees


KT 1&2: Early Bird: $399; Regular: $449
KT 3: Early Bird: $199; Regular: $249
KT4: Early Bird: $199; Regular: $249


KT 1&2: Early Bird*: $499; Regular: $549
KT 3: Early Bird*: $249; Regular: $299
KT4: Early Bird*: $249; Regular: $299

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Drew MacKay-Timmermans
7027 N Scottsdale Rd Unit 212
Scottsdale AZ, 85253

* Early Bird Deadlines:
KT 3 & 4: January 30th, 2016

NOTE: Cancellations & Refunds: Registration, less $150 for KT 1&2, will be refunded if written cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be given after this date.  Regenerative Performance and the Instructor reserves the right to cancel at any time with full refund.