Rocktape Seminars and Workshops
Rocktape’s taping protocol is quickly becoming the standard for kinesiology taping in the medical industry. 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. We welcome applications and techniques that others have developed. This community based approach to taping integrates concepts from all other methods and provides a framework for the practitioner to determine the best approach.
You’ll learn how to use Rocktape for rehab, oedema/inflammation, postural control, functional movement analysis, sports performance and Power Taping. Power Taping is taping the muscles associated with a particular sport, to create a sport specific bio-kinetic chain.
We have now developed several different options to provide education about kinesiology taping. The full day seminars remain our principal method of introducing the concept of kinesiology taping to the majority of practitioners, as well as teaching them the concepts of “Power Taping”, utilising the benefits of kinesiology taping to tape whole “kinetic chains”. However we also offer half day workshops for both general applications and a workshop that is lower limb specific, often attended by podiatrists but open to all practitioners. These half day options are attractive to busy practitioners, and those that are just keen to learn the basic principles of kinesiology taping.
Not sure which one is the best option for you?
The full day seminar covers:
- Theory of kinesiology tape
- Regional taping – muscle and joint applications
- Oedema / inflammation taping applications
- Postural taping applications
- Theory of Power Taping
- Power Taping applications
- Sports performance taping applications
The half day workshops focus on the more commonly used Rocktape applications within the three categories of regional taping, oedema taping and postural control taping. The lower limb specific workshops will obviously focus on lower limb applications! There is less time spent on the theory and research associated with kinesiology tape than a full day seminar, and we only briefly introduce the sports performance and power taping applications. Power Taping involves taping the muscles associated with a particular sport, linking the muscles of the appropriate kinetic chain, ie lower back, hamstring and calf muscles that make up the posterior chain.
Some clinics are now choosing to host their own half day workshops or seminars 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 workshop 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
Rocktape has also recently commenced half day sessions for Personal Trainers, allowing this group to further their knowledge of kinesiology taping for common injuries seen with their clients, and how some taping applications could improve their client’s technique with their prescribed exercise program.
Up coming full day seminars
- Darwin – Saturday June 22
- Gold Coast – Saturday June 22
- Melbourne – Saturday July 20
- Sydney – Saturday July 27
- Perth – Saturday August 10
- Brisbane – Saturday August 17
- Sydney – Saturday October 5
- Perth – Saturday October 12
- Adelaide – Saturday October 19
- Melbourne – Saturday November 9
The seminars have registration at 8:45am and run from 9am until 5pm.
Accreditation for the Rocktape seminars has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (8 CPD hours), Chiropractic Association of Australia (6.15 hours of formal learning activity), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (7 continuing education points), Australian Osteopath Association (7 continuous professional development hours) and Fitness Australia (6 continuous education credits). Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).
Reservations for the seminars can be made in the on line shop under the drop down menu item “buy it now” -
Up coming workshops include
The workshops, noted as lower limb, do focus on lower limb applications but do touch on the more commonly used upper body applications as well. There is less time spent on the theory and research associated with kinesiology tape. And we only briefly introduce the power taping applications.
- Bunbury – Saturday May 25 (full body) – only 2 spots left
- Mandurah – Saturday June 8 (full body)
- Perth – Friday June 21 (Personal Trainers)
- Geraldton – Saturday June 22 (full body)
- Brisbane – Friday July 5 (lower limb)
- Perth – Friday July 5 (full body)
- Sydney – Friday July 12 (lower limb)
- Sunshine Coast – Saturday July 20th (full body)
- Perth – Friday July 26 (lower limb)
The workshops generally have registration at 12:45pm and run from 1pm until 5pm.
Accreditation for the Rocktape workshops has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (4 CPD hours), and Fitness Australia (3 continuous education credits). Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).
Reservations for the workshops can be made in the on line shop under the drop down menu item “buy it now” -
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