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 FMT Basic lays the groundwork for a practical framework of ‘taping movement, not muscles’ to replace an outdated model focused on directional taping to activate or inhibit muscles.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.
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.
|FMT Basic Webcast Course Paperwork ||Module|
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
What is FMT?
Clinically discussed facts
Old Vs. New concepts
Past and future taping
Importance of brain
General Taping Application Rules (Indications/Contraindications)
Effects and benefits of Kinesiology Taping on Pain -Trunk/Lower Extremity
Trunk/Lower Extremity Pain practical
10 minute break
60 minute lunch break
Real World Solutions for Common musculoskeletal injuries using Kinesiology Tape
Continuing Education Units (CEUS):
**CEU approvals may vary by course date and location - please read carefully.
September 16-17th, 2023*: 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: GA, KY, MN, TX, WA (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed).
All other webcast dates (2023) – subject to change*: 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: GA, KY, MN, NY, PA, TX, WA (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed).
Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, NM, MS, OK, WI
If you would like to request CEUs other than what has been approved above, please contact us at email@example.com to inquire about obtaining CEU approval for your state.
*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.
*If changes occur, they will be outlined above with corresponding webcast dates and CEU approval, if needed. *
AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KY, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, SC, RI, TN, VA - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of ATPTA KY (FMT Basic 6 Category 1 contact hours), Approval Number 140-APTAKY-2022 (FMT Advanced 6 Category 1 contact hours) Approval number 141-APTAKY-2022.
AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, MN, ME, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards.
FL-FMT Basic is approved by the FPTA approval # CE23-772693for 6 contact hours, FMTAdvanced is approved by the FPTA approval # CE23-953892 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)/Advanced (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.
NJ - FMT Basic and Advanced is approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners. Approval 2203-39 (Basic) for 6 contact hours; Approval 2203-40 (Advanced) for 6 contact hours
NY - Approval #23-08-14 (FMT Basic 7.2 CEUs), #23-08-15 (FMT Advanced 7.2 CEUs) approved by the New York Physical Therapy Association.
TX- Approval #76833TX (FMT Basic 6 CCUs), #76834TX (FMT Advanced 6 CEUs) approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
FMT (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 and 6 hours/CEUs FMT Advanced Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
FMT Basic and Advanced 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, NV, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT - FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards.
FMT Basic (0.6 CEUs) has been approved by the AFAA Professional Education Committee. Provided #922.
FMT Basic (0.6 CEUs) /FMT Advanced (0.6 CEUs) have been approved by NASM. Provider #922
FMT Basic/Advanced is approved by ACSM
ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to note the exact course you are enrolling in to receive a specific code (i.e. August 15th, 2023 Basic Webcast).
Monday-Thursday: 7a-4p EST
Friday: 7a-4p EST
Holidays may impact these hours.
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 on our RockTape website.
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.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
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.
Yes, please ensure you download the study guides located in the “Downloads” tab and complete your participant waiver (if you haven’t already).
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.
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.
Once you register and complete your waiver you will receive login instructions that includes your password to the webcast. Please read this document carefully and in full.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.