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Digital Seminar

Combining Evidence-Based Manual Therapy and Kinesiology Taping

Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP, FMT
5 Hours 50 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jul 17, 2014
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Incorporate Two Groundbreaking Methods into your Daily Practice

Clients rarely seek immediate treatment feeling that the pain will "just go away on its own." Regardless of the situation, patients want to return to their normal activities as quickly and pain-free as possible. As a clinician, sometimes it becomes necessary to explore new methods — or even a combination of methods — to best assist the client with movement. Kinesiology taping has been used for well over a decade in the United States for athletic injuries, but if applied appropriately it can be used for virtually any situation from acute injuries on the playing field to overuse injuries in the office. A powerful adjunct treatment for manual therapists, taping allows the clinician's efforts to continue working even after the client has left the clinic.

This innovative course is designed to introduce kinesiology taping to your daily manual therapy practice. Learn the best methods to restore clients' mobility and function and receive hands-on instruction in highly effective manual therapy techniques that provide rapid changes in the fascial system of the body. Return to your practice with effective assessment and rehab techniques for manual therapy and kinesiology taping in a variety of settings.



NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 5.8 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.0 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Steve Middleton, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, CKTP, FMT, serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat and Condition, an outpatient clinic in Carbondale, Illinois. He has nearly 15 years of experience in patient care. Mr. Middleton has also worked with athletes, from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and the Olympics. He has instructed over 1,000 clinicians in continuing education courses to date. His treatment and teaching approach is very hands-on, from performing manual therapy techniques to corrective exercises.

Mr. Middleton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University. He holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic degrees, he holds additional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the International Kinesio Taping Association. Steve Middleton is certified in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) and has become a foremost authority in the field.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Steve Middleton has employment relationships with the William Woods University, the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, and Assess, Treat & Condition. He receives a speaking honorarium, consulting fee, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Steve Middleton serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Orthopedic Clinical Specialties and is an article reviewer of the International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, the Clinical AT, and the Journal of Athletic Training. He is an exam item writer and home study reviewer for the Board of Certification.

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Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists Assistants
  • Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Chiropractic Physicians



  1. Explore the history of therapeutic taping
  2. Review of manual therapy techniques
  3. Assess movement dysfunctions via fascial movement patterns
  4. Differentiate stable and mobile joints
  5. Discuss soft tissue assessment guide to practice
  6. Demonstrate treatment methods in hands–on lab, using manual therapy techniques combined with kinesiology taping


The neuromyofascial network

  • Properties of muscle
  • Properties of fascia
  • Hands-on lab
  • Case studies

Manual therapy techniques

  • Myofascial release
    • Overview
    • Grades I-V
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
    • History
    • Diagnostic component
    • Therapeutic component
  • Mobilization with movement
    • Selected interventions
      • Talocrural
      • Midtarsal
      • Glenohumeral joint
      • Thorax
  • Kinesiology taping
    • History and overview
    • Inhibitory taping
    • Fascial taping
    • Movement taping

Hands-on labs for each component

Assessing & treating the overhead reach

  • Case studies
  • Cervical patterns
  • Glenohumeral patterns
    • Flexion compensations
    • Abduction compensations
  • Lumbo-pelvic patterns
  • Hands-on lab

Assessing & treating the hip hinge

  • Case studies
  • Hip and ankle mobility
  • Lumbo-pelvic stability
  • Hands-on lab

Assessing & treating the high step march

  • Ankle mobility
    • Plantar flexion patterns
    • Inversion patterns
  • Hip mobility and stability
    • Flexion patterns during non-weight bearing
    • Adduction patterns during weight bearing
  • Lumbo-pelvic stability
  • Hands-on lab

Assessing & treating rotational patterns

  • Case studies
  • Crawling patterns
    • Shoulder stability
    • Trunk stability
    • Hip mobility
  • Rolling patterns
    • Shoulder mobility
    • Trunk mobility
  • Hands-on lab

Interactive Discussion


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