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Rocktape Kinesiology Training Courses

Rocktape’s taping protocol is quickly becoming the standard for kinesiology taping in the medical industry.  The Rocktape courses are Australia’s most popular kinesiology tape courses.  In 2015 we conducted in excess of 100 full and half day courses, attended by more than 2,000 people.  Why the interest?

Unlike other methods, Rocktape’s taping protocol is based on an ‘open-source’ philosophy; we don’t believe there’s only one right way to tape.  In our courses we teach a framework of taping – concepts, not recipes so it’s much easier for attendees to apply clinically to their customer group – ie. lower limb, upper limb, paediatric, geriatric, lymphoedema etc.  We welcome applications and techniques that our attendees have developed using their own clinical reasoning.  This community based approach to taping integrates concepts from all other methods and provides a framework for the practitioner to determine the best approach for them and their clients.

All courses have a significant practical component which allows an opportunity for the attendees to practice many applications, which is important given the process is quite different to rigid taping techniques.  This ensures they feel confident enough to start using Rocktape with their clients when next in the clinic, gym or sports change rooms, and they have many application ideas to draw from.

We have now developed several different options to provide education about kinesiology taping.

  1. The full day courses remain our principal method of introducing the concept of kinesiology taping to the majority of practitioners. This course provides the basics of kinesiology taping as well as teaching the concepts of “Power Taping”, utilising the benefits of kinesiology taping to tape the muscles associated with a particular activity.  For example, linking the muscles of the appropriate kinetic chain, ie lower back, hamstring and calf muscles that make up the posterior chain.  Investment – $290, or $190 for under-graduate students.
  2. Our half day courses are attractive to busy practitioners, and those that are just keen to learn the basic principles of kinesiology taping.  These courses focus on the more commonly used Rocktape applications within the three categories of regional taping, oedema taping and postural control.  Investment – $150, or $95 for under graduate students.
  3. Rocktape 2 – a half day course for practitioners wanting to learn more kinesiology taping techniques, and have a more in depth look at the various Power Taping applications.  This course is designed for those who have already completed one of our standard courses, or who are regular users of kinesiology tape.  Investment – $150, or $190 for under graduate students.
  4. Rocktape Equine – we offer a full day course covering kinesiology taping applications for both the human and horse.  Investment – $390.
  5. New in 2016 Rocktape Canine – we offer a half day course covering kinesiology taping applications for the canine.  Investment – $150.
  6. New in 2016 Rocktape Movability – a full day course introduces the concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement to create simple and effective home care mobility and stability programs.  Movability is a new paradigm for enhancing human movement.  This course will clarify the “why” behind using the balls, bands, rollers, and tape to improve mobility and stability of the body using a joint by joint approach.  Investment – $250.
  7. New in 2016 Rock Blades – a half day course to learn how instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) could be integrated into your patient care.  Attendees receive a set of Rock Blades – comprising of two tools, Rock Rub emollient, cleaning wipes, and a quick start guide.  Investment – $499.

Up coming full day courses

  • Parramatta – Sunday July 31
  • Perth – Saturday August 13
  • Brisbane – Saturday August 20
  • Hobart – Sunday August 21
  • Adelaide – Saturday August 27
  • Melbourne – Sunday August 28
  • Sydney – Saturday August 27 (equine)
  • Melbourne – Saturday September 3 (equine)
  • Sydney – Sunday September 4
  • Brisbane – Saturday September 17 (equine)
  • Melbourne – Sunday October 9
  • Sydney – Sunday October 9  (movability)
  • Brisbane – Saturday October 15
  • Canberra – Saturday October 22
  • Kalgoorlie – Saturday November 5 (movability)
  • Adelaide – Saturday November 5
  • Perth – Saturday November 12
  • Gold Coast – Saturday November 12
  • Sydney – Sunday November 13
  • Canberra – Saturday November 19 (movability)
  • Brisbane – Saturday November 26 (movability)
  • Melbourne – Sunday November 27
  • Donnybrook – Sunday February 12 (movability)
  • Donnybrook – Saturday February 18

Reservations for the taping courses can be made here, and for the movability course here, and equine courses here.

These courses have registration at 8:45am and run from 9am until 5pm.  But please check the times for each specific course.

Up coming half day courses

  • Sydney – Monday July 25, (advanced Rocktape – lower limb focus)
  • Sydney – Saturday August 6, (canine) – SOLD OUT
  • Melbourne – Saturday August 20, (canine) – only 3 spots left
  • Brisbane – Saturday September 3, (canine)
  • Sydney – Saturday October 1, (canine) 
  • Melbourne – Sunday October 16, (Rock Blades)
  • Melbourne – Sunday October 16, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Sydney – Sunday October 23, (introduction to Rocktape – lower limb focus)
  • Hobart – Sunday October 23, (Rock Blades)
  • Hobart – Sunday October 23, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Brisbane – Saturday October 29, (Rock Blades)
  • Brisbane – Saturday October 29, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Perth – Sunday October 30, (introduction to Rocktape – lower limb focus)
  • Sydney – Sunday October 30, (Rock Blades)
  • Sydney – Sunday October 30, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Kalgoorlie – Sunday November 6,  (Rock Blades)
  • Kalgoorlie – Sunday November 6, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Melbourne – Sunday November 6 (introduction to Rocktape – lower limb focus)
  • Adelaide – Saturday November 19, (Rock Blades)
  • Adelaide – Saturday November 19, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Perth – Saturday December 3, (Rock Blades)
  • Perth – Saturday December 3, (advanced Rocktape)
  • Donnybrook – Saturday February 11, (Rock Blades)
  • Donnybrook – Saturday February 11, (advanced Rocktape)

Reservations for the taping courses can be made here, and the Rock Blades courses here, and canine courses here

The courses generally have registration at either 8:45am and run from 9am until 1pm, or registration at 12:45pm and run from 1pm until 5pm.  Please check the times for each specific course.

Not sure which one is the best option for you?

The full day Rocktape course covers:

  • Theory of kinesiology taping
  • Regional taping – muscle and joint applications
  • Oedema / inflammation taping applications
  • Postural taping applications
  • Pregnancy taping applications
  • Theory of Power Taping
  • Basic Power Taping applications
  • Movement analysis

The half day Rocktape course covers:

  • Overview of the theory of kinesiology taping
  • Regional taping – basic muscle and joint applications
  • Introduction to oedema / inflammation taping applications
  • Introduction to postural taping applications

The Rocktape 2 or advanced kinesiology taping half day course covers:

  • Regional taping – more techniques for all areas of the body, as well as more variations for common presentations such as knees and shoulders
  • Postural applications and “tweak taping”- utilizing skin glides to alter pain and movement
  • Scar management
  • Update of recent research
  • Thorough coverage of Power Taping applications
  • Participant masterclass – a demonstration by attendees of their favourite Rocktape application in their patient population.

The Rocktape Equine full day course covers:

  • Theory of kinesiology taping
  • Equine case study discussion
  • Equestrian regional (muscle and joint) and postural taping applications
  • Tendon and ligament injury taping applications
  • Shin soreness taping applications
  • Lumbosacral and sacroiliac taping applications
  • Oedema / inflammation taping applications
  • Plus many more!!

The Rocktape Canine half day course covers:

  • Theory of kinesiology taping
  • Canine case study discussion
  • Canine regional (muscle and joint), and postural taping applications.
    • Back pain & injury taping applications
    • Slipping Patella & Hip Support taping applications
    • Lumbosacral and sacroilliac taping applications
    • Oedema / inflammation taping applications

The Movability full day course covers:

  • Introduction to the Rocktape Movement Pyramid
  • Movement as Medicine
  • Regional Interdependence concept
  • Movement screening and & planes of dysfunction
  • Mobility fixes – banded mobilising, foam rollers, balls
  • Stability fixes – Rocktape and corrective exercises
  • Joint by joint examples
  • Integrated movement examples

The Rock Blades half day course covers:

  • Introduction to IASTM
  • “Driver Education”- using the various tool edges and grips
  • Exploring treatment variables – rate and depth.
  • Examples of use with common pathologies

Some clinics are now choosing to host their own half day or full day Rocktape courses to enable their small group of practitioners to enjoy a small group learning environment and the ability to focus the session to the types of taping that are best suited to their clientele.  One such course was recently held in Melbourne’s Patterson Lakes:

“I would like to pass on our appreciation for setting up the workshop within our clinic last weekend as we all gained and immense amount of knowledge out of the course as it was particularly structured to our needs.   I have applied a number of the techniques today and can’t wait for patient feedback in regards to this.  I also have many more clients in mind to play with the techniques further.”

Louise Harvey – Patterson Allied Health, Patterson Lakes

Accreditation for the Rocktape introduction course has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (8 CPD hours), Chiropractic Association of Australia (7.5 hours of formal learning activity), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (8 continuing education points), Osteopathy Australia  (7 continuous professional development hours), Australian Association of Massage Therapists (10 CPE hours), Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (category 1, 8 PD points), Massage Association of Australia (8 CPE points), Association of Massage Therapists (35 CEU), Australian Traditional Medicine Society (8 CPE points), and Bowen Association of Australia (8 CEU’s category 2).  Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).

Accreditation for the Rocktape half day course has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (4 CPD hours), Chiropractic Association of Australia (4 hours of formal learning activity), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (4 continuing education points), Osteopathy Australia (4 continuous professional development hours), Australian Association of Massage Therapists (5 CPE hours), Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (category 1, 4 PD Points), Massage Association of Australia (4 CPE points), Association of Massage Therapists (20 CEU), and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (4 CE points), and Bowen Association of Australia (8 CEU’s category 2).  Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).

Accreditation for the Movability full day course has been obtained from Exercise & Sports Science Australia (8 continuing education points), and Chiropractic Association of Australia (7 hours of formal learning activity).

Attendees of all of the courses mentioned above receive:

  • a copy of the presentation slides
  • Rocktape to take away with you so you can trial the new skills you will acquire
  • a certificate on completion

Please contact education@rocktape.com.au for more information on these sessions or if you would prefer to receive an invoice than pay on line.

For details on wholesale prices please contact sales@rocktape.com.au