Resources for Health Professionals

Welcome to Theratape's Health Professional's Resource page with kinesiology taping information for clinicians. Whether you're new to kinesiology taping or already an expert, we are here to support you with discounts on all your taping supplies and up to date clinical information. Use the QuickLinks below to navigate to different areas of the page.The resources in this area are continually updated, so check back regularly.

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Professional Discount Program Research Studies
Insurance Codes and Billing Information Clinician Information
Continuing Professional Education Patient Education

Professional Discount Program

We offer discounts to licensed health professionals,  healthcare facilities, schools and educational institutions. Register here to enroll and receive clinician discounts on Theratape's entire product line. These prices are comparable to ordering direct from the manufacturers, but you can save time and shipping costs by ordering all of your kinesiology taping supplies from one source. Our checkout is set up to accept purchase orders. Simply enter your PO number and complete the checkout process. After your business information has been verified, your order will be immediately processed and shipped. For your added convenience, we offer same day shipping on all orders placed by 1 pm central time. .

Clinician Information

Dr. Kevin Jardine - Inventor of SpiderTech Tape Kinesiology Tape - A Crucial Part of Providing Top Level Care Dr. Kevin Jardine, creator of SpiderTech kinesiology tape discusses the importance and therapeutic benefits of kinesiology taping in a clinical setting. He explains the mechanisms of sensorimotor stimulation and how kinesiology tape can alter the electrical signals through a combination of mechanotransduction and mechanodisruption, and ultimately affect neuroplasticity.
RockTape Performance Enhancement Study RockTape Pilot Study - Performance Enhancement in Cyclists "The Clinical Efficacy of RockTape in a Performance Enhancing Application" In a randomized, clinical trial with a repeated measures design, 5 elite cyclists were tested on a 24 mile course with and without RockTape kinesiology tape. The tape was applied according to RockTape PowerTaping principles for the front and back performance chains. Improvements in time to complete the course ranged from 2-6%.
Moving Forward with Dr. Kenzo Kaze The Amazing Chiropractor Series - Moving Forward with Dr. Kenzo Kase Originally published in the online version of The American Chiropractor on Jan. 24, 2011, this delightful article is based on an interview with Dr. Kenzo Kaze, inventor of Kinesio Tape and developer of the Kinesio Taping Method. Kase candidly shares not only the principles of Kinesio Taping, but a variety of his beliefs about health and medicine, in general.
Therapeutic Taping Method Article The Therapeutic Taping Method: Genuine Value-Added Therapy Tracy Barnes, DC, discusses the benefits of kinesiology taping in chiropractic settings, from both clinical and business perspectives. As a billable procedure, therapeutic taping provides value-added benefits to patients as well as bottom line benefits to care providers. Easy to learn and incorporate, kinesiology taping is now used by 76% of chiropractors who provide rehabilitation.
Pediatric Kinesiology Taping Case Studies From ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine, November 29, 2010. Written by a physical therapist and an occupational therapist from Texas Children's Hospital, this article looks at 10 case studies involving kinesiology taping on infants and children with a variety of congenital disorders, neurological injuries and developmental delays.
Natural Running Taping for Core Stability in Natural RunningThis 3-page excerpt from RockTape's PowerTaping Manual (2nd edition) explains how to tape to help retrain the core musculature in runners with muscle imbalances. RockTape is applied with additional stretch with the client in a functional posture. The tape will feel taut if the client begins falling out of the desired postural alignment. Includes taping instructions and photos.
SpiderTech Professional Product Description SpiderTech Professional Product Description An 8-page introduction to kinesiology taping for clinicians. Topics include neuromuscular responses to pain, the effect of kinesiology taping on pain pathways, an overview of SpiderTech precut applications, and an introduction to general kinesiology taping methods. It concludes with a review of published clinical studies, including references.
SpiderTech FAQs SpiderTech FAQ's for Health Care Practitioners A 2-sided, full color document addressing common questions about precut kinesiology tape applications. It clearly and concisely addresses questions about the design of SpiderTech's precut taping products, their clinical uses as well as basic application guidelines. Information is also provided about opportunities for certification and CEU's.
SpiderTech Explained SpiderTech Explained - A Guide for Health Professionals This 6-page document is for health professionals who are not yet utilizing kinesiology taping. This basic introduction to the concepts of kinesiology taping includes the properties of kinesiology tape, the benefits of kinesiology taping, three types of application techniques, and how kinesiology taping can become an effective adjunct therapy to other clinical modalities.
SpiderTech Gentle Flyer SpiderTech Gentle Flyer This 2-sided flyer introduces SpiderTech Gentle, designed for individuals with sensitive skin, and made with the patented Stratagel adhesive.  The flyer explains the difference between regular and gentle adhesive, outlines basic product specifications and provides guidelines for selecting regular or gentle taping products based on an assessment of patient needs.

. Billing Codes - Downloadable Document

Kinesiology Taping Strapping Codes Utilizing CPT and HCPCS Codes for Health Care Reimbursement Prepared by SpiderTech, this valuable document provides a complete coding and billing guide for practitioners utilizing kinesiology taping. Includes: 2011 ICD-9 Diagnostic Codes - that could justify medical necessity for strapping and taping 2011 CPT Strapping Codes - plus examples of kinesiology taping products applicable to each code 2011 CPT Procedure Codes - that can be applied to kinesiology tape applications 2011 HCPCS Codes - for reimbursement of kinesiology taping products
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Continuing Professional Education Opportunities

In the last few years, kinesiology taping has moved rapidly from the fringes of accepted therapeutic protocols to a position as a mainstream therapeutic modality in hospitals, rehab centers, chiropractic practices and athletic therapy clinics. Not only has kinesiology taping become a billable therapeutic modality, but a number of continuing professional education programs are now accredited to offer CME credits.
KinesioTaping Courses Kinesio Tape Professional Education Kinesio offers three levels of certification (KT1, KT2 and KT3) through the Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKPT) program. All official Kinesio Taping Method courses are approved for CEUs, PDUs and Contact Hours. Programs are offered throughout North America. Click here to go to Kinesio's Seminar Calendar. .
RockTape Professional Education RockTape offers 2 different training programs - Fascial Movement Training Level 1 and Level 2 (for clinicians) and PowerTaping (for athletes). Both are based on the "all one fascia" concept popularized by Thomas Myers in his book, Anatomy Trains. The one-day Power Taping seminar is designed to assist you in learning how to functionally tape patients to improve their neuromuscular efficiency and performance via somatosensory stimulation. .
Spider Tech SpiderTech Certification Courses SpiderTech's offers a variety of NeuroStructural Taping Technique educational opportunities through Collaborans, an educational company headed by Dr. Kevin Jardine, creator of SpiderTech precut kinesiology tape. In addition to classroom courses, Collaborans offers online education, webinars and other educational materials.
MOTUS Training by PerformTex PerformTex MOTUS Taping Certification MOTUS stands for Myofascial Optimization Therapy Using Signaling. The MOTUS Kinesiology Taping  Therapy Course (MKTT)  is an extensive 14-hour 'hands on' course that stresses practical applications that are easy to understand and implemented easily into a clinical setting.
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Patient Education

SpiderTech Product Guide SpiderTech Product Guide - Patient Education Flyer or Poster This beautiful, 11" x 17" full-color flyer provides an overview of all 16 SpiderTech precut kinesiology tape applications. Each application has its own section with a color photograph, an outline of the application, and a list of conditions it can be applied for. Side 2 can be printed and mounted to make a patient education poster to use in treatment or education areas.

Videos for Clinicians

The following videos have been created for health professionals utilizing kinesiology taping with patients. The taping techniques are more advanced than those for general consumer use, and the terminology includes medical terminology best understood by clinicians. [tubepress mode="playlist" playlistValue="86E5FD5D39065BB0"]

Resources for Health Professionals

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Kinesio Taping Perfect Manual

$39.99

If you are a home user wanting to learn how to apply Kinesio Tape, this manual is for you. It was developed for the general population and requires very little knowledge of anatomy or medical terminology. It provides easy-to-follow instructions for taping a variety of common conditions, including low back pain, flat feet, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and charley horse.


Includes step-by-step photographs depicting the various stages of taping for each condition.


6"x8" softcover
132 pages



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PerformTex Kinesiology Tape Scissors

$30.00

PerformTex Kinesiology Tape Scissors are super sleek and super sharp - the ideal combination for kinesiology taping. Constructed from premium grade stainless steel with florin-resin coating on the blades, these scissors will allow you to cut the narrowest strips and perfectly rounded corners without fraying or raveling.


Light weight and perfectly balanced, these are the scissors of choice of skilled kinesiology taping practitioners.



  • premium grade stainless steel construction with razor sharp blades

  • florin resin coated blades to prevent adhesive build up

  • perfectly balanced for precision cutting

  • protective carrying case included

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Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD

$30.00 $45.00

90 Minutes of Practical Kinesiology Taping Training!

The Kinesiology Taping Fundamentals DVD is a must for anyone involved with kinesiology taping. British physiotherapist, Paul Coker, explains the theory of kinesiology taping in clear, understandable terms, then demonstrates taping techniques for over 50 conditions.

The DVD is separated into 8 chapters. Each chapter has its own menu with selectable sub-titles for each individual taping technique. This makes it easy to quickly find and view instructions for any condition without having to search through the entire DVD.

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Tape & Technique
  3. Clinical Rules of Thumb
  4. Taping Common Clinical Conditions
  5. Fan Taping to Reduce Swelling
  6. Lift Taping to Reduce Pain
  7. Muscle Taping to Improve Function
  8. Support Taping to Stabilize and Support

PerformPrep Skin Cleaner

$18.99

PerformPrep Skin Cleaner is used to prepare the skin for the application of kinesiology tape, athletic tape or medical tape. It gently cleans the skin, removing oils, lotions, sweat and residue that could prevent tape from sticking properly. PerformPrep\'s gentle, environmentally friendly formula includes moisturizing ingredients to maintain skin\'s natural pH balance and minimize the chance of irritation.



  • Safe for all ages and skin types

  • hypoallergenic formula uses environmentally-safe ingredients

  • Does not dry skin like alcohol swabs

  • Improves tape adhesion

  • Light, pleasant scent


Directions for Use::
Hold can 3-4 inches from skin and spray entire area to be cleaned. Gently wipe the area with a clean paper or cloth towel. Apply tape when skin is dry.


Warning:
Use only as directed. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, open wounds, abrasions and mucous membranes. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of reach of children. If rash or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.


For optimum taping results, use the entire PerformTex Taping System:
PerformPrep Skin Cleaner
PerformStik Tape Adherent
PerformLift Adhesive Remover

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PerformLift Adhesive and Tape Remover

$18.99

PerformLift Tape and Adhesive Remover takes the \'ouch\' out of removing your tape. The gentle formula and environmentally-friendly ingredients help maintain skin\'s natural pH balance, reducing drying and irritation. Highly recommended for tape removal on sensitive or fragile skin.


Directions for Use:
Holding can 3-4" from skin, spray taped area until saturated. Rub PerformLift into tape and wait 1-2 minutes, then gently remove tape from skin and wipe with a paper towel. Any residual adhesive can be easily removed with a small additional amount of PerformLift.


Warning:
Use only as directed. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, open wounds, abrasions and mucous membranes. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of reach of children. If rash or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.


For optimum taping results, use the entire PerformTex Taping System:
PerformPrep Skin Cleaner
PerformStik Tape Adherent
PerformLift Adhesive Remover

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Kinesio Pro Scissors with Holster

$49.99

Kinesio® Pro Scissors have been specially engineered to be used in with Kinesio® Tex Tape or other brands of kinesiology tape.


Forged of high quality carbon stainless steel, Kinesio Pro scissors will remain razor sharp for years. These blades allow for precision cutting of the most intricate patterns, producing smooth edges and corners less likely to fray. A double florin-resin coating ensures that no adhesive residue transfers to the blades, ensuring that your first cut is as smooth as your last.


Included with each pair of Kinesio Pro Scissors is a Kinesio Pro Scissor Holster which can be either clipped to a waist band or looped through a belt, allowing you to keep your scissors with you at all times. Made of durable synthetic leather and reinforced with double-stitching, the holster will help keep your scissors protected, but at your fingertips when needed.

PerformTex Pediatric Kinesiology Tape

$12.99

PerformTex Pediatric Kinesiology Tape is the first tape developed specifically for children and infants. It features a gentle "easy off" adhesive that removes easily and won\'t irritate sensitive skin, yet is strong enough to handle the wear and tear of active little people. With it\'s soft cotton fabric covered with monkeys and flowers, "Monkey Tape" will quickly become a favorite with all small patients. Perform Tex Pediatric Tape can also be used by young-at-heart individuals or monkey lovers with sensitive skin!

Great for abdominal support, toe clawing, supination/pronation issues, improvement of oral motor skills, swallowing and feeding disorders, scoliosis, postural support and cerebral palsy conditions, just to name a few. The only limit is your imagination.

  • 100% cotton, with no medications and no latex
  • gentle, "easy off" adhesive for no-ouch removal
  • stays on through bathing, swimming and playing
  • can be worn up to 5 days
  • 10-12 applications per 2" x 16\'
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Kinesio Tex Gold FP 3" Single Rolls

$17.99 $19.99

Kinesio Tex Gold FP is the next generation of Kinesio Tape with state-of-the-art features, including major advances in quality, comfort, grip, stimulation and adhesion. FP stands for FingerPrint Technology, a patented adhesive pattern that resembles the swirls on our fingertips. Combined with a higher quality cotton and upgraded weave process, this advanced KinesioTape offers greater comfort, longer wear and enhanced therapeutic benefits.


Kinesio Tape FP 3" Single Rolls are 3 inches wide (50% wider than standard 2" tape) and 16 feet long. They are a great solution for larger patients and/or larger body areas such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, IT band and lower back. . This extra wide KinesioTape can also be used to create heavy duty X,Y and I cuts or more complex fan or web cuts.

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Kinesio Tex Gold FP 1" Rolls (2-Pack)

$13.99 $14.99

Kinesio Tex Gold FP provides major advances in quality, comfort, grip, stimulation and adhesion. FP stands for FingerPrint Technology, the new, patented adhesive pattern that resembles the swirls on our fingertips. Combined with a higher quality cotton and upgraded weave process, this advanced KinesioTape offers greater comfort, longer wear and enhanced therapeutic benefits.


These narrower 1" wide rolls are ideal for infants and children or smaller body part such as the hand, foot, fingers, toes and face. Made from the new Kinesio Tex Gold FP Tape these rolls are 1 inch wide (half the width of standard 2" tape) and 16.4 feet long. This narrow width can be used to create lymphatic fan or web patterns with less cutting than regular tape, It can also be used for support or corrective applications on the hands, feet or face.


* Each box contains two rolls, 1" x 16.4\'.

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StrengthTape Precut Strips

$15.99 $19.99

Supercharge your kinesiology taping with negative ions for greater pain relief and faster recovery. Pair that with the strongest adhesive in the industry and you\'ve got a tape that won\'t quit, even if you do! Each 16\' roll contains 20 tear-off 10 inch strips with 5-7 day wear time.

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StrengthTape 16' Uncut Rolls

$15.99 $19.99

    • 10% greater elasticity provides additional support for injuries and snap-back for performance enhancement

    • proprietary, AllSport adhesive provides superior sticking power in all conditions, including water

    • when properly applied, most applications will provide pain relief, comfort and support for 3-7 days

    • each 16\' roll contains 20 precut 10" strips - enough tape for 10+ average applications

    • precut strips combine the ease of precut strips with the convenience of a roll. Just open a roll, tear off a strip and you\'re ready to tape - no cutting or measuring required.

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StrengthTape Uncut Bulk Rolls

$79.99 $99.99

StrengthTape Uncut Bulk Rolls set a new standard for quality and value:

    • 115\' long - 10\' longer than industry standard

    • ion technology enhances pain relief and accelerates recovery

    • 10% greater elasticity provides extra support for injured or working muscles

    • extra strength adhesive lasts 5-7 days, through the toughest conditions

    • bulk roll savings of 25% over equivalent number of single rolls

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KT Tape Pro Extreme Single Roll - 20 Precut Strips

$22.99

KT Tape Pro Extreme is the toughest, stickiest kinesiology tape in the entire KT Tape product line. Pro Extreme\'s extra-strength adhesive was formulated to deal with kinesiology taping\'s worst enemies - high heat, high humidity, wet conditions, oily skin, or any combination thereof.



    • 100% synthetic microfiber tape with reflective pattern

    • ultra-strong adhesive lasts up to 7 days

    • hard plastic carrying case protects your tape

    • convenient, precut "I" strips - no scissors needed

    • latex and zinc-free



Each roll contains 20 precut 10" strips of KT Tape Pro Extreme kinesiology tape and includes a Quick Start Guide with step-by-step instructions for common injuries.

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Kindmax Precut Calf & Achilles Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for calf or achilles tendon pain. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Strained or fatigued calf muscles
  • Calf cramps or spasms
  • Ruptured or torn plantaris
  • Recovery after surgery
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Kindmax Precut Elbow Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for elbow pain. Can be applied to inner, outer or back of elbow. Great for:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer\'s elbow
  • Bursitis or arthritis
  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Recovery after elbow surgery

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