Kinesio® Taping Assessments, Fundamental Concepts & Techniques

September 14, 2019

September 15, 2019

8:00 am To 5:30 pm

Advanced Energy Therapeutics, 1976 North Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, USA




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Event Description

This 2 day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. On Day One begins with Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically.

Day Two continues with instruction and demonstration of assessment and taping procedures for the Mechanical, Tendon, Ligament and Circulatory/Lymphatic Corrections in case study format. Time is allotted for questions and discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. Participants will receive a full color Kinesio Taping® Workbook and a 60-day access code to the KTAI database


David B. Blum, LMT, CKTI

PO Box 17747


About the Instructor

Raised the son of a physician in Los Angeles, California, I always felt that being a healer was my calling. I spent my part of childhood going on hospital rounds with my dad, eventually working in his office. While in college as a pre-med major, I wanted to see if being a doctor was what I really wanted to do so I got a job in a small hospital as a surgical orderly. I was able to observe many types of surgeries and learn from the surgeons. After a year and a half in that position, I decided that the lifestyle of a doctor wasn’t for me.

I volunteered in other departments in the hospital until I found what I thought was my true calling, Physical Therapy. I trained as a technician and eventually became a PT Assistant, passing the California State license exam in 1980. I worked in that capacity in California until 1991 when I moved to Tucson, Arizona and continued that work here. I attended many continuing education classes, becoming certified in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. I even began teaching some of these techniques to others in the field. Although I enjoyed my work, I gradually became disillusioned with the conditions that were developing in the health care industry and began seeking out related fields where I could continue to utilize the skills I had learned and develop new ones as well.

It was serendipitous that I found Massage Therapy. I enrolled in the esteemed Desert Institute of the Healing Arts and graduated with honors. Immediately upon graduation, I began my new journey at the Center for Advanced Energy Therapeutics as an independent practitioner.

I have since become a Certified Kinesio® Taping Practitioner and Instructor allowing me to enhance my skills offer a wider range of modalities to my clients. 

I am now able to provide for the needs of my clients unencumbered by insurance companies or the medical establishment. I love that I get to work one on one with my clients to provide the ultimate in care that is tailored just for their needs. I am always excited to begin a new journey with each new client and see just how far we can go together

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Kinesio Taping

While it is commonly used by athletes, kinesiology or “kinesio” taping can be used to address a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular concerns. The technique uses a special, latex-free tape that lifts the skin on a microscopic level, promoting better healing, efficient lymphatic flow and improved range of motion while discouraging fascia constriction. The tape can be left on for several days and prolong the benefits of a bodywork session.

Continuing education courses on kinesio taping commonly focus on either basic techniques, addressing lymphoedema, specific muscle groups or common movement issues. Specialized classes for the needs of certain clients, like athletic, pediatric and geriatric clients, are often available. More unique courses will focus on the effects of taping on proprioception or on clients with neurological disorders.