FMT Pediatrics - Kinesiology Taping

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Until now, choices were limited if you wanted to learn how to use kinesiology tape with special patient populations like the elderly or children.
You don’t have to memorize percentages of stretch or direction of tape in order to get safe, effective results when taping special populations.

FMT Pediatrics introduces the concept of functional kinesiology taping methods with focus on special considerations for the pediatric population. Additionally, this course includes reviews of current literature supporting the theories of kinesiology taping for the purposes of discomfort* control, rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, and a variety of pediatric and adolescent injuries. Assessment and screening techniques will be delivered to enhance students’ knowledge of common pediatric conditions.

Additionally, FMT Pediatrics includes a review of taping techniques for neurologic, orthopedic and postural conditions. Tape strategies for acute and chronic sport-related injury in the pediatric population will be discussed, practiced and evaluated. Conditions like toe walking, poor postural control, torticollis and scoliosis will be introduced and tape strategies for pediatric patients and clients will be covered. Special tape techniques for smaller bodies will also be presented.

Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.

Note: Tools are not provided with this course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Define and consider pediatric population needs with respect to posture and injury

  • Define and discuss concepts of longitudinal myofascial chains as an approach to treatment for a multitude of pediatric conditions

  • Identify and explain the physiological effects of kinesiology taping

  • Critically analyze considerations of taping based on current bio psychosocial and movement therapy research

  • Apply and demonstrate functional taping applications for the pediatric population related to discomfort*, postural, and orthopedic conditions

  • Discuss and interpret kinesiology taping techniques for neurologic conditions in the pediatric population

Course Procedure

This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.

Course Content

FMT Pediatric Taping
25% fee for cancellations on courses that have been marked as “in progress” - or partially viewed. Execution of refund is contingent upon the review of RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC to determine course status. Full refunds will be issued to those who have not reviewed any portion of the course and will be processed within 3-5 business days. Refunds expected to be returned to the original payment method used unless stated otherwise by RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC. Due to the method of delivery for these courses (i.e., on-demand), registration is ongoing and therefore does not have a registration deadline associated with it.
  • 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.

  • How do I know if a course is approved for CEUs?

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.

  • I am enrolled in a webcast. How do I log in to access the webcast?

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.

  • Do you have any other questions or concerns?

Please reach out to

Jennifer Hutton, DPT


Jennifer Hutton became interested in physical therapy at young age, when her youngest cousin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. As he began treatments, Jennifer spent time observing him in different therapies, and subsequently determined that she would work with children in a similar capacity. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008, and moved back to her hometown Nashville, TN.

Jennifer currently works in one of the top children’s hospitals in Tennessee, treating the developmentally delayed population, as well as children with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses, both congenital and acquired. She is a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement System (FMS), and a Myodetox Level 1 Certified (manual therapy) provider, and is the lead physical therapist in a regional combined specialty hip clinic, which offers preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation programs for local patients, as well as coordinated treatment plans with out of state physical therapists. Dr. Hutton works in conjunction with progressive orthopedic surgeons to develop cohesive, minimally invasive treatment programs. This includes a physical therapy approach to children with Perthes disease. She and her partners create content to educate the public on treatment alternatives, which include varied options for rehabilitation.

Dr. Hutton is involved in several community efforts for children with disabilities. She volunteers building adaptive bicycles for her local Amtryke chapter. She also serves on a committee that organizes an annual triathlon and is developing an adaptive sports camp, both for children with special needs. Jennifer truly enjoys working with children and believes that helping them achieve their independence, and empowering them to move better, will be pivotal as they progress in life.

Hour One

Welcome & Introduction of Instructor/ Trainer and participants

  • Review of framework of the Movement Pyramid

Introduction of Taping History (Ch 1)

  • Types of taping, rigid vs dynamic tape
  • Kinesiology taping and its popularity
  • Kinesiology tape – features and characteristics
  • Tape application, skin preparation techniques
  • Reducing risks involved in kinesiology taping
  • Past and future taping techniques, trends and movements

Skin Anatomy/Physiology and Tape Mechanisms (Ch 2)

  • Skin-brain connection
  • Sensory system, discussion of hair follicles and skin receptors
  • Cortical Homunculus Review

Effects and Benefits of Kinesiology Taping (Ch 3)

  • Pain and how Kinesiology tape improved this
  • Decompression and Mechanical effects of kinesiology tape
  • Neurosensory communications to the brain via skin stimulation

Hour Two

Pain Mitigation (Ch 4)

  • Pain Gate Theory
  • Neuromatrix Model
  • Biopsychosocial Model of Pain (BPS)
  • Science Literature Review

Decompression Effect of Tape (Ch 5)

  • Science Literature Review

Neurosensory Input Effect of Tape (Ch 6)

  • Importance of brain’s role in movement
  • Effects of Tape on Balance, Tactile Acuity
  • Science Literature Review
  • Does direction of tape and amount of tape stretch matter

Hour Three

Introduction of Fascia/fascial Lines (Ch 7)

  • Importance of considering Fascial lines/developmental perspective

Research Review (Ch 8)

  • Science Literature Review
  • Does direction of tape and amount of tape stretch matter

Reduce risks involved in kinesiology taping (Ch 9)

  • Tape application, skin preparation techniques
  • Reducing risks involved in kinesiology taping
  • Past and future taping techniques, trends and movements 

Hour Four

Who is the pediatric population and how are they defined? (Ch 10)

  • Neurologic Pediatric Population Characteristics
  • Active Pediatric Population Characteristics
  • Inactive Pediatric Population Characteristics
  • Competitive/Athletic Pediatric Population Characteristics
  • Atypically Developing Pediatric Population Characteristics

Kinesiology Taping for Specific Pediatric Conditions (Ch 11)

  • Delayed Motor Milestones
  • Neurologic
  • Post-op & Trauma
  • Posture
  • Pain (Growth-Related and General)
  • Sports-Related Pain

Hour Five

Tape for Motor Milestones: Rolling, Sitting, Quadruped/Crawling (Ch 12)

  • Fascia’s Responsibility in support of motor milestones
  • Rolling practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Sitting practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Crawling practical lab experience, instructor feedback

Neurologic Pediatric Conditions and Kinesiology Tape Applications and Tactics (Ch 13)

  • Neurological Presentations
  • Toe walking/Drop Foot practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Low tone (Trunk) practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Upper Extremity Erb’s Palsy practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Hemiplegia practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Cortical Thumb Taping practical lab experience, instructor feedback

Postural Concerns/Orthopedic Abnormalities (Ch 14)

Torticollis practical lab experience, instructor feedback

  • Scoliosis practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Pelvic Tilt Tapings practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Lower Extremity Positional Abnormalities practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Pronation/Supination of the Foot practical lab experience, instructor feedback 

Hour Six

Pain Taping Discussion and Lab Experience (Ch 15-17)

  • Sports/General Orthopedic
  • Severs Disease – practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Osgood Schlatter’s Disease – practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Back Pain Taping
  • Cervical – practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Thoracic – practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Lumbar – practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Shoulder Pain practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Little league Elbow/UCL Strain practical lab experience, instructor feedback
  • Shin Splints Anterior and Medial Compartments practical lab experience

Fluid Dynamics/Swelling Taping Post-Op and Trauma (Ch 18)

  • Post-Operative Bruising and Trauma conditions
  • Jelly-Fish Taping for Edema and Lymphatic Support


This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY(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, MS, OK, WI 

*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. 



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

AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA  – FMT Basic/Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours. 

KY - FMT Pediatrics has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). Approval number: 278-APTAKY-2024

TX – Approval (FMT Pediatrics 6 CCUs) approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. 

DC, IL – FMT Pediatrics (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. 



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



FMT Pediatrics meets continuing education requirements for AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT Boards. 

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