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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Kindmax Precut Foot Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for foot and arch pain. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain, fallen arches
  • Tendinitis or arthritis in the foot
  • Swollen, aching or tired feet
  • Recovery after foot surgery

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Kindmax Precut Knee Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for knee pain and inflammation. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Runner\'s jumper\'s or cyclist\'s knee
  • Arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis
  • Cartilage or meniscus injuries
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Recovery after back surgery
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Kindmax Precut Lower Back Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for the lower back. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Lower back pain, stiffness or spasms
  • Strained lower back muscles
  • Back fatigue or weakness
  • Arthritis or disc-related pain
  • Recovery after surgery

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Kindmax Precut Neck Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for pain, spasms or stiffness in the neck, upper back or upper shoulder area. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Neck pain, stiffness or spasms
  • Strained or fatigued neck muscles
  • Cervical disc disease or arthritis
  • Weak or imbalanced neck muscles
  • Recovery after surgery

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Kindmax Precut Shoulder Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for shoulder or upper arm pain. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Deltoid strain or overuse
  • Tendinitis in the shoulder or upper arm
  • Arthritis or bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Recovery after surgery
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Kindmax Precut Wrist Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for wrist pain. Can be applied to top or bottom of wrist. Great for::

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprained or strained wrist
  • Arthritis in wrist or hand
  • Tendinitis in wrist flexor or extensor muscles
  • Recovery after wrist surgery
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SpiderTech Precut Ankle, Achilles, Shin Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Ankle Spider is a precut kinesiology tape for the ankle, shin and achilles tendon. It covers the shin, top of the foot, bottom of the foot, heel and Achilles tendon. It can help with:



  • shin splints
  • Achille\'s tendinitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achille\'s tendon enthesopathy
  • ankle sprains
  • ankle instability
  • recovery from surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Hip/IT Band Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Hip Spider is a precut kinesiology tape for the hip and IT band. It begins on the outside of the leg above the knee and runs up to surround the hip joint. It can help with:



  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • hip pointer injury
  • arthritis in the hip
  • strained gluteal muscles
  • trochanteric bursitis
  • hip enthesopathy/enthesitis
  • recovery after hip replacement surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech Precut Medium Fan Tape

$6.99

SpiderTech\'s Medium Fan Lymphatic Tape is a precut kinesiology tape specially designed to reduce swelling, bruising and pain. It can be applied to many areas of the body, including the arm, neck, chest, calf or ankle. It can help with:



    • swelling or bruising from acute injuries or after surgery

    • chronic joint swelling

    • lymphedema

    • bruises and contusions

    • varicose veins

    • lymphatic congestion



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Y Strips

$11.99 $13.99

Y-strips are used to provide both support and pain relief for injured muscles and joints. The base of the Y is applied at either the top or bottom of the injured muscle or joint, then the two arms are applied around the borders. Select a size large enough to surround at least 80% of the injured area. 


Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"


    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50


    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Edema Strips

$12.99 $14.99

Edema Strips are a safe, comfortable way to reduce swelling and bruising. Simply apply this light, elastic tape over any swollen area and it immediately goes to work increasing lymphatic drainage. Also called fan strips because they are applied in a fan pattern over the area of swelling or bruising, many people simply call them magic strips because they work so well and so quickly. Select a size to completely cover the affected area

Customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 8" or 10"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige or black



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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut I Strips

$22.50 $0.00

I strips are the most commonly used taping configuration. They can be applied directly over the belly of an injured or overused muscle to assist in recovery or wrapped in a curved pattern around an injured joint. They can be used to provide decompression for pain relief or compression to promote recovery. Available in a variety of lengths for different body parts and situations.

Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are currently available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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SpiderTech Precut Groin Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Groin Spider relieves pain and inflammation in the adductor muscles of the inner thigh. It is thin and flexible, allowing it to provide pain relief and support without limiting range of motion. It can help with:



  • groin strain/adductor strain
  • pulled groin muscles
  • adductor tendinitis
  • weak, imbalanced adductors
  • torn adductors
  • bruises and contusions on the inner thigh
  • adductor enthesopathy



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear-time.

SpiderTech PreCut Upper Knee Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Upper Knee Spider relieves pain, inflammation and swelling from a wide variety of knee conditions. It provides support for the patella and the thigh muscles that can affect knee function. It can help with:



  • Runner\'s, Jumper\'s or Cyclist\'s Knee
  • Chondromalacia
  • Arthritis or bursitis of the knee
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Kneecap pain
  • Degenerated knee cartilage
  • Recovery after knee surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Shoulder Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Shoulder Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the shoulder and rotator cuff area. This full coverage application provides support for the upper arm, A/C joint, and muscles of the rotator cuff.  The Shoulder Spider is often combined with the Upper Back/Postural Spider for certain types of shoulder injuries or postural issues. It can help with:



  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Deltoid injuries
  • Arthritis, tendinitis or bursitis of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder enthesopathy
  • Recovery after shoulder surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.