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As medical professionals we are  always looking for ways to stay current and to bring the best to our patients. With that in mind we are launching a series of seminars for Kinesiology taping and Blood Flow Restrictions. See our class listing HERE!

Tape-like-a-geek level 1 kinesiology taping course 

Geeks are hackers - people who like to find the best, most efficient way to do something.  This 1-day seminar will have you kinesiology taping your way around the human body like a professional TapeGeek!

The seminar is a blend of theory and practical application and is designed to give the manual practitioner (or athletic hacker) a better understanding of how to integrate taping into a clinical practice. 

Course Objectives:
  • To understand the current thought processes surrounding the use of kinesiology tape in a manual therapy practice
  • A review of regional anatomy for the body regions discussed and/or taped
  • A review of the current physiology, pathology and thought processes around pain, injury and disease
  • The current evidence and research around the use of kinesiology tape in a manual therapy practice as it pertains to pain, swelling, fatigue, strength and power
  • Commonly used taping applications to help manage patient presentations including: pain, swelling, scarring, biofeedback, movement, fascial stiffness

Level 1 blood flow restriction

What is all fuss surrounding blood flow restriction training (BFR)? With almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature the efficacy and safety cannot be denied.

By applying a pneumatic tourniquet to exercising limbs you can:
  • Increase strength
  • Increase hypertrophy
  • Increase VO2 Max
BFR is the act of safely restricting venous blood flow from a working muscle, but allowing arterial blood flow to that working muscle. This is done primarily with low intensity resistance training. Since the ability of that blood to escape is dramatically reduced, metabolic stress and cellular swelling are greatly increased.

So what does this mean for you the health professional?
  • Drastically improve your patients' post-surgical recovery time
  • Treat muscle atrophy in both acute and chronic pain patients
  • Use as accessory work into your client programming for less stress on joints and tendons
  • Increase your endurance athlete’s VO2 Max with as little as 2x/week BFR training
  • Separate yourself from other clinicians by performing the latest, evidenced-based rehab/exercise program
This course will cover:
  • The wide range of benefits of BFR training
  • Contraindications to BFR and when and where it should be applied
  • How to safely screen and assess your patient/client prior to BFR
  • How to safely apply BFR cuffs for the upper and lower extremity
  • Compare and contrast different uses of BFR from bed ridden to athletic performance training
  • Develop and devise a rehab program for your patients and clients

Want help your patients and clients safely and effectively reach their goals? Don't miss this 1-day BFR certification course and revolutionize your practice and training program.

Education Staff

EDUCATIONal geek, Conor Collins 

Conor arrives at Tape Geeks by way of 18 years of experience in the taping, injury and manual therapy industry. 

Conor is a massage and sports injury therapist in Ancaster, Ontario. He maintains and active clinical practice specializing in concussion and post-concussion syndrome. He has been lucky enough to serve athletes at all levels and has consulted for teams in the NCAA, NHL, IHHF and Soccer Canada. 

 Outside of the clinic Conor enters into his 12th year of teaching manual therapy students, where he is currently on faculty at Mohawk College in Hamilton. 

 Conor looks forward to developing and growing Tape Geeks educational platform alongside like-minded tape geeks and their partners 

 If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions or would like to host a course shoot him an e-mail:

Top 10 Taping Protocols

A search of for “kinesiology tape knee” produces 54,000 results, "kinesiology tape shoulder" 46,000 results and "kinesiology tape ankle" 36,000 results.

Clearly, there is no shortage of examples for the viewer but in reviewing thousands of these demonstrations, there were few that we found to be concise, accurate and easy to understand.

With that in mind, we have created our top Ten kinesiology taping protocols.

For each selected body part you will find:

  1. ​A pictorial sequence of the most successful taping protocol for a major area of potential injury/complaint. If you understand application basics, then these stepwise photos will offer a great starting point.
  2. A good video example for kinesiology tape
  3. A good video example for biomechanical taping. Most of the videos are from the developer of this brand and being a clinician, he goes into great detail using medical terminology. Don’t be thrown by this if you are a non-medical viewer. His protocols are very good…just watch where he puts the tape.

Maybe you are wondering, "what is the best type of tape for my needs?" No worries we have created the chart below to help you choose.

Taping by body part

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (many great protocols on YouTube)

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (severe ankle sprain) 

3. Rigid Tape Video 

1. Kinesiology Tape  Video (Many great examples on YouTube)

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (credit: Truebility Performance Clinic) go right to minute 2:06 unless you want the preamble about the patient’s injury

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube) 

2. Biomechanical Tape Video

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube)

2. Biomechanical Tape  Video (Credit: Dynamic Tape) 

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube) 

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (advanced technique…very effective) go right to 3:08

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube)

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube) 

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (Credit Dynamic Tape)  start at 2:09

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube) 

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (credit: Perfect Form Physiotherapy) go to 1:53 to skip cutting tape/explanations

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Credit: Sporttape) 

or this one (Credit: Sporttape)

1. Kinesiology Tape- Advanced Video (Credit Sporttape)

2. Biomechanical Tape Video (Credit Dynamic Tape) start at 1:00

1. Kinesiology Tape Video (Many great examples on YouTube)

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