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.

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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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SpiderTech PreCut Neck Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Neck Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the neck and upper shoulder area. It covers both sides of the neck beginning below the hair line, and extends out along the top of the trapezius muscle. It can help with:



  • Strained neck muscles
  • Neck spasms
  • Stiffness or pain from overuse
  • Arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis in the neck area
  • Torticollis (twisted or tilted neck)
  • Weakness or lack of tone in neck muscles
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Recovery after neck surgery



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

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SpiderTech PreCut Wrist Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Wrist Spider relieves pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles of the wrist, hand and forearm. It can relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist sprains and other wrist injuries. It can be applied to the top or the bottom of the writs. It can help with:



  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprained or strained wrist
  • Tendinitis in the wrist, hand or forearm
  • Arthritis or bursitis
  • Wrist weakness or instability
  • Hypermobility of the wrist
  • Wrist enthesopathy



* Contains 2 single-use applications with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PowerStrips: Precut Y-Strips

$39.99

SpiderTech\'s Y PowerStripsStrips are 2" x 8" strips of kinesiology tape with one solid end and a longitudnal cut extending from the other end, creating a Y configuration. This taping configuration is usually applied around the borders of a muscle or joint that is injured, inflamed or weak. This size is ideal for taping areas like the arm, thigh, neck, back, ankle or calf. They also work well for many pediatric applications.

The backing is divided into numbered sections for simple, step by step application. Perforations in the backing make it easy to apply the tape, one section at a time.

Y-strips can be used alone or in combination with any of the other SpiderTech PowerStrips or precut kinesiology tape applications. All SpiderTech products are made from premium Nitto Denko SpiderTape, and can be worn 3-5 days.

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RockBalls Infinity Dual-Action Fused Massage Balls

$24.20

Got painful hotspots or trigger points? RockBalls are a great way to perform self myofascial release with pinpoint accuracy. The mesh carrying bag includes a 3.5" spikey ball, a 2.5" smooth ball and an instruction book showing release locations for trigger points plus mobility exercises. The 2 different surfaces give you two different tools to break through tough tissues. Also included with every RockBalls kit is a Movement Manifesto booklet, featuring a multitude of corrective exercises and tissue release techniques.



    • Easy to use - just roll or press on trigger points, hot spots, tight or spasmed muscles to release spasms, tightness, scar tissue

    • Contains 2 PVC rubber myofascial release balls - one 3.5" textured (spiky) ball and one 2.5" smooth ball

    • Includes RockTape Movement Manifesto booklet with corrective exercises and tissue release techniques

    • Convenient and portable - keep one set at home and one in your gym bag

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SpiderTech Tape Bulk Rolls

$79.99 $89.99

SpiderTech Bulk Rolls are 103 feet (31.5m) long, the equivalent of 6+ single rolls, and are available in both regular and gentle adhesive. Regular adhesive is available in beige, black, blue and pink. Gentle comes in a soft beige shade only.

SpiderTech Tape is made from the original Nitto Denko tape with a 30+ year history. It contains no latex or medications, just soft, breathable cotton with a hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive. Moisture flows easily from the tape, allowing it to stay on 3-5 days, even through swimming or showering.

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StrengthTape Taping Kits

$6.99 $0.00

StrengthTape Precut Taping Kits provide the ultimate in kinesiology taping convenience. Each kit is designed for 1 or 2 body parts and contains enough StrengthTape precut strips for 2+ complete applications. Included with the tape is a full-color instruction card with step-by-step instructions for a variety of conditions affecting those body parts.

StrengthTape comes with an extra kick - it is infused with charged minerals that generate negative ions, charged molecules that relieve stress and boost energy. Negative ions multiply the benefits of kinesiology taping by increasing antioxidants, which protect cells from free radical damage associated with overuse or injury. The most noticeable benefits are enhanced pain relief and more rapid reduction of swelling and inflammation. 

RockSauce Fire Skin Prep and Pain Reliever

$43.00

Say hello to hot! RockSauce is a topical pain relief cream that works by providing incredibly strong heating sensations that last for hours – with powerful ingredients like menthol and capsaicin that work together to soothe sore joints and muscles. Best of all, it can be used with RockTape – it soaks right through, without compromising stickiness – delivering pain relief in combination with the power of kinesiology tape. Available in 2 sizes:



    • 6% menthol - stronger than other topical analgesics

    • cooling sensation lasts for hours after application

    • store in the fridge for extra-strength relief

    • can be used as skin prep before taping or applied through tape without affecting adhesive

    • 3 oz Roll-On - keeps your hands clean and clear of the powerful active ingredients. Take it anywhere, apply it anytime with no mess and no hassle

    • 32 oz Pump Bottle - ideal for busy clinics, athletic trainers and other high volume users

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Kinesio Tex Gold FP Bulk Rolls

$68.99 $79.99

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.



    • Patented FingerPrint adhesive pattern for nano-touch stimulation

    • Micro-grip deep set adhesive provides improved grip and adhesion

    • Higher grade cotton is more breathable for increased comfort and faster drying

    • Improved weave process enhances durability and support

    • Hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive mimics gentle human touch, with a more effective hold



Kinesio Tex Gold FP bulk rolls are 105\' (31.5m) long, enough tape for 80-100 average applications.

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Kinesio Tex Classic Single Rolls

$9.99

The original Kinesio Tex Tape has been given a facelift! New packaging, a new color (white) and a new roll size (13\') make Kinesio Tex Classic the ideal tape for personal use, family first aid kits, sports bags and travel kits. Kinesio Tape Classic uses the famous traditional wave design that has stood the test of time for over 30 years.

This is the original Kinesio Taping product developed in Japan by Dr. Kenzo Kase, and used in the official KinesioTaping Method of therapeutic taping.

Each 2" x 13\' roll provides an average of 7-10 applications. Available in beige, black, blue, pink, and now white - there\'s no therapeutic difference between the colors, but you can use them to make a great fashion statement! Each single roll of Kinesio comes in a handy dispenser box that allows you to cut just the amount you need.

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Kinesio Tex Gold FP 2" Single Rolls

$13.99 $14.99

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.



    • Patented FingerPrint adhesive pattern for nano-touch stimulation

    • Micro-grip deep set adhesive provides improved grip and adhesion

    • Higher grade cotton is more breathable for increased comfort and faster drying

    • Improved weave process enhances durability and support

    • Hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive mimics gentle human touch, with a more effective hold



Kinesio Tex Gold FP single rolls are 2" wide x 16 feet long, enough for 10-12 applications.

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KT Tape Pro Extreme Jumbo Roll - 150 Precut Strips

$79.99 $95.99

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

    • extra large jumbo roll with 150 precut 10" strips

    • no scissors needed - just tear off strips and apply

    • latex and zinc-free



Each roll contains 150 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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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut X Strips

$8.99 $0.00

X-strips are the quick-relief strips of the kinesiology taping world. Each strip has a lengthwise cut from each end toward a solid center. For fast pain relief, simply apply the center part of the tape directly over any painful spot, then spread the arms and apply over the surrounding area in an X-pattern.

Customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6" or 8"

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

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



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

Genesis Pure Pad Bowling Ball Wipe Pad

$22.99

Make a pure shot every time with this premium ball wipe pad. Made of durable all natural genuine buffalo leather, the heavy knap of the Pure Pad™ will effortlessly absorb dirt and oil better than any microfiber towel or shammy ever could. It\'s been specifically sized to fit in the palm of your hand, so right away you\'ll notice the texture and feel the difference in weight. Every time you use it, you\'ll be reminded that this isn\'t just another ordinary bowling towel.

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Rocktape RockFloss Mobility Band - Red

$44.00

RockFloss is a new, reusable simple, latex elastic band that can help you move better and with less pain. It comes in a roll packaged in a stiff cardboard box that fits easily in your gym bag or backpack. It\'s easy, convenient and reusable, and available in 2″ or 4″ widths. RockFloss uses the science of compression and fascial shearing to help \'unstick\' muscles and joints so they move better and with less pain. 

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Kinesio Precuts

$4.99 $5.99

Precut Kinesio Tape applications are made from strips of Kinesio Tex Tape, pre-cut into shapes and sizes for specific body parts. Each convenient 3" x 7" foil packet contains enough tape for 1 or 2 single-use applications, plus application instructions. Each strip has been precut with smooth edges and rounded ends. The backing is perforated for easier application, and also has cutting guides for making size adjustments.

Caring for the Painful Thumb

$32.99

Caring for the Painful Thumb - More Than a Splint, was written by Jan Albrecht, an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Written in terminololgy patients can understand with over 200 color illustrations, the book can be used as a teaching tool for both patients and therapists. A unique feature of Caring for the Painful Thumb is that it is two books in one: half the book is for the right hand and half for the left to help patients easily visualize mobilization and stabilization techniques. Includes step-by-step instructions for applying kinesiology tape to the thumb and CMC joint. 52 sturdy pages, spiral bound. This durable book can be used at the treatment table, or independently by the patient at the completion of therapy. Pages can be copied for handouts.

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