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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.  So far in 2014 we have conducted in excess of 50 full and half day courses, attended by more than 1,000 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.  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.

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, as well as teaching them the concepts of “Power Taping”, utilising the benefits of kinesiology taping to tape the muscles associated with a particular activity, linking the muscles of the appropriate kinetic chain, ie lower back, hamstring and calf muscles that make up the posterior chain.
  2. A half day courses for both general applications and a course 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.  These courses focus on the more commonly used Rocktape applications within the three categories of regional taping, oedema taping and postural control.
  3. New in 2014 is “Rocktape 2” – a full 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.

All courses have a significant practical component which allows an opportunity for the attendees to attempt taping numerous applications, which is important given it is quite different to rigid tape 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 use.

Not sure which one is the best option for you?

The full day course (cost $290) 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
  • Performance taping applications

The general half day course (cost $150) 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 lower limb half day course (cost $150), focuses on lower limb applications but does also cover the more commonly used upper body applications as well.  The content includes:

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

The Rocktape 2 or advanced kinesiology taping full day course (cost $290) 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.

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

Up coming full day courses

  • Brisbane – Saturday August 30 – Only 5 spots left
  • Melbourne – Saturday August 30 - SOLD OUT
  • Launceston – Saturday September 6
  • Perth – Saturday September 13
  • Sydney – Saturday September 13 - Only 5 spots left
  • Brisbane – Saturday October 4
  • Melbourne – Saturday October 4
  • Adelaide – Saturday October 18
  • Gold Coast – Saturday October 18
  • Canberra – Saturday November 8
  • Mackay – Saturday November 22
  • Melbourne – Saturday November 22
  • Sydney – Saturday November 29

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

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 (7 continuing education points), Australian Osteopath Association (7 continuous professional development hours), Australian Association of Massage Therapists (10 CPE hours), Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (category 1, 8 PD points), and Massage Association of Australia (8 CPE points) .  Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).

Reservations for the courses can be made in the on line shop under the drop down menu item “buy it now” -

https://rocktape.com.au/shop/categories/Rocktape-kinesiology-taping-courses/

Up coming half day courses

  • Melbourne – Friday August 29 (lower limb) – SOLD OUT
  • Sydney – Friday September 19 (lower limb – 3 hours)
  • Brisbane – Saturday November 1 (lower limb)

The courses generally have registration at 12:45pm and run from 1pm until 5pm.  But please check the times for each specific course.

Accreditation for the Rocktape half day course has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (4 CPD hours), Chiropractic Association of Australia (3 hours of formal learning activity), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (4 continuing education points), Australian Osteopath Association (4 continuous professional development hours), Australian Association of Massage Therapists (5 CPE hours), Institute of Registered Myotherapists of Australia (category 1, 4 PD Points), and Massage Association of Australia (4 CPE points).  Podiatrists also receive CPD points for attending – category B – Further Education (courses relating to podiatry practice).

Reservations for the courses can be made in the on line shop under the drop down menu item “buy it now” -

https://rocktape.com.au/shop/categories/Rocktape-kinesiology-taping-courses/

Up coming Rocktape 2 (advanced kinesiology taping) courses

  • Brisbane – Saturday October 25
  • Melbourne – Saturday October 25
  • Perth – Saturday November 22
  • Adelaide – Saturday November 22
  • Canberra – Saturday November 22
  • Sydney – to be announced shortly

Accreditation for the Rocktape advanced course has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (8 CPD hours), and Massage Association of Australia (4 CPE points).

Attendees of all of the courses mentioned above receive:

  • a copy of the presentation slides received as a bound booklet
  • Rocktape to take away with you so you can trial the new skills you will acquire
  • refreshments are provided for you on the day
  • a certificate on completion

Please contact tony@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