FMT Basic Kinesiology Taping (Live/In-person)


FMT Basic introduces the evidence based approach to taping for pain*, enhancing fluid dynamics, posture, nerve entrapment and scars. FMT Basic is an evidence-informed kinesiology taping course that redefines our understanding of the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on pain* mitigation, circulation and proprioception. FMT Basic lays the groundwork for a practical framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’ to replace an outdated model focused on directional taping to activate or inhibit muscles.

This 6-hour certification course is intended for practitioners and therapists with all levels of experience with taping. All supplies needed for the course are provided. There are no prerequisites for FMT Basic.


FAST Athletics
15400 Minnetonka Industrial Road Minnetonka, MN
2023-10-07 13:00:00 UTC - 2023-10-07 20:00:00 UTC

Learning Objectives

1. Define and discuss the physiological effects of kinesiology taping on the body.

2. Demonstrate, via application, functional taping techniques that are specifically designed to influence discomfort*, edema, neurologic conditions, scar and posture.

3. Demonstrate and discuss how the fascial system functions, and how kinesiology tape interfaces with the mechanical, chemical and neurosensory sub-systems of fascia.

4. Understand and differentiate fluid dynamics taping applications for acute edema and chronic fluid dysfunction conditions using the jellyfish taping method.

5. Discover and experiment with various tape application techniques for common musculo-skeletal injury conditions such as low back discomfort*, shoulder strains, ankle sprains and post-operative patient/client care.

6. Demonstrate and apply posture taping applications for correction of common chronic postural deficits of the upper and lower spine regions.

7. Discuss and interpret kinesiology taping techniques for neurologic entrapment syndromes and scar tissue management.

Course Content

FMT Basic Live Course Paperwork

Hour One
Welcome & Introduction of Instructor/ Trainer and participants
Brief outline of the course; the topics that will be covered, practicals/ case studies
Brief Introduction of taping history
Types of taping
Kinesiology taping and its popularity
Kinesiology tape - features and characteristics
Tape application/care tips
Reduce risks involved in kinesiology taping

FMT education

What is FMT?
Clinically discussed facts
Old Vs. New concepts
Past and future taping


Skin-brain connection
Peripheral nerves
Sensory system/receptors
Importance of brain
General Taping Application Rules (Indications/Contraindications)

Hour Two
Effects and benefits of Kinesiology Taping on Pain -Trunk/Lower Extremity
Trunk/Lower Extremity Pain practical

10 minute break

Hour Three

  • Effects and benefits of Kinesiology Taping on Pain -Upper Extremity
  • Upper Extremity Pain practical

Hour Four

  • Effects and benefits of Kinesiology Taping on Fluid Dynamics
  • MSK US introduction and observation
  • Fluid dynamic practical

60 minute lunch break

Hour Five
Real World Solutions for Common musculoskeletal injuries using Kinesiology Tape

Hour Six

  • Effects and benefits of Kinesiology Taping on Posture
  • Posture Evaluation from head to toe
  • Common postural dysfunctions
  • Taping methods for common dysfunctions
  • Exercise intervention for common dysfunctions

**CEU approvals may vary by course date and location - please read carefully.




May 18th, 2024 - Commerce, MI: This course is valid for continuing education credit through NUHS in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board*: MI


June 1st, 2024 - Manheim, PA: This course is valid for continuing education credit through NUHS in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board*: NO DC CEUs 


*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.




AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, RI, TN, VA  - FMT Basic meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of ATPTA KY (FMT Basic 6 Category 1 contact hours), Expiration Date: 01/25/2026 Approval Number: 272-APTAKY-2024.


AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY - FMT Basic meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards.   


FL - FMT Basic is approved by the FPTA approval # CE24-676225 for 6 contact hours

Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.


DC/IL - FMT Basic (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education. 


KY- FMT Basic has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 01/25/2026 Approval Number: 272-APTAKY-2024.


MD - FMT Basic has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners approval # 2020-493.


NJ- FMT Basic is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners Approval 2203-39 for 6 contact hours.


NY - Approval #23-08-14 (FMT Basic 7.2 CEUs), approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association  


OH - FMT Basic is approved by OPTA 24S0213 for 6 contact hours 



TX - Approval #76833TX (FMT Basic 6 CEUs), approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 


WV - This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hours for PTs and PTAs approval #ROCT-R24-01. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.





(BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Basic Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.  




FMT Basic (6 CEs) is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. 





AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, NV, SC, TX, VA, WI - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards. 

  • Do you offer discounts?

Yes, we offer military, student, and group discounts. For a student discount, please email a copy of your student ID or current course schedule with the year on it to Be sure to note the exact course you are enrolling in to receive a specific code (i.e. August 15th, 2023 Basic Webcast).

  • What are your hours of operation?

Monday-Thursday: 7a-4p EST

Friday: 7a-4p EST

Holidays may impact these hours.

  • Will I receive supplies with my course purchase?

This depends on the course type. The materials for a live course will be shipped to the course location and will be presented to you upon arrival. Webcast supplies will be sent directly to you and should be received on the week of. Our on-demand courses do not include supplies but can be purchased separately through our medical distribution partners. Please visit the "Get Medical Pricing" tab to purchase discounted materials for use in an on-demand course

  • When does course registration close?

For a webcast course:

Webcast registrations close the Friday of the week before the scheduled class date/time (8/9 days -unless otherwise stated).

For a live course:

Live course registrations close 24 hours before the scheduled course date/time.

  • I am enrolled in a webcast, but I have not received my supplies yet. Now what?

Supplies are sent manually on a course-by-course basis. This means your supplies and informational email will be sent to you on the week of. If you do not receive your supplies by the Thursday before the course, please reach out to for assistance.

  • Do I need to have someone with me to practice on during a webcast or an on-demand course?

No, it is not necessary for you to have a model with you while you complete the course. However, we do find it helpful to practice the principles as they are presented, so you are more than welcome to have someone present with you during the course. Note: Any model/person(s) who have not registered for the course will not receive a certificate or CEU credits.

  • Do I need to do anything to prepare myself before taking the post-course quiz?

Yes, please ensure you download the study guides located in the “Downloads” tab and complete your participant waiver (if you haven’t already).

  • When will I receive my certificate?

For a live/webcast course:

If you have completed all the course paperwork and quizzes, you will receive your certificate in approximately three weeks from the course completion date.

For an on-demand course:

You will receive your certificate immediately after completing your course.

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Please check the “CEU Details” tab on the course listing page. Each course, profession, and state have different approvals. If you do not see your profession and/or state on the CEU Details page, then we do not have approvals. You are more than welcome to check with your licensing board to see if the course meets their requirements.

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