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Rocktape Kinesiology Training Courses

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.

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

Some gyms are also hosting their own half day Rocktape for Personal Trainers.  The PT’s learn some kinesiology taping applications for common injuries, and learn how some taping applications could improve their client’s technique with their prescribed exercise program.  Could this extra skill help retain your client for longer?   As not only do they get the benefit of your PT session and the improved fitness, but your client can now also benefit from your Rocktape application to assist them improve their posture or alleviate some of the discomfort from their “niggle” for the rest of the week.

Up coming full day courses

  • Perth – Saturday May 3
  • Melbourne – Saturday May 24 - SOLD OUT
  • Shepparton – Sunday May 25
  • Darwin – Saturday May 31
  • Sydney – Saturday July 5
  • Melbourne – Saturday July 5
  • Brisbane – Saturday July 12

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), 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 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

  • Bordertown – Saturday May 3
  • Sydney – Friday May 23 (lower limb)
  • Echuca – Saturday May 24
  • Emerald – Sunday June 1
  • Melbourne – Friday June 20 (lower limb)
  • Sydney – Friday September 19 (lower limb – 3 hours)

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), 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 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

  • Sydney – Saturday May 10
  • Perth – Saturday June 7
  • Brisbane – Saturday June 28

Accreditation for the Rocktape advanced course has been obtained from the Australian Physiotherapy Association (8 CPD hours).

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