Kinematic Taping® Concept (KT 0 Basic) ’19 – THESSALONIKI

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a basic level course (KT 0 Basic) Kinematic Taping® Concept.

The course lasts 2 days and will take place:

In Thessaloniki on October, 12 – 13 2019

The course fee is 250€.

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 100€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:

National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

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Deadline date for registrations: September, 12 2019

The rest amount of 150€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least one day prior to the beginning day of the course.

In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.

The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.

It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).

Thessaloniki’s Venue:



St. Luke’s Hospital
552 36, Panorama – Thessaloniki
Phone: +302310 380000



LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.

Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 26 individuals. If candidates are more than 26 a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of down payment).

At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance or competence recognized by IKTA will be issued.

Printed material (handouts) will be provided.

The course is addressed to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Medicine Doctors, Trainers and other Health Professionals.

Course language will be Greek.


KT1 Objective Kinematic Taping®

Tape Applications for all the body (KT 0):

A few words about the history of Taping


In the eighties, the Australian manipulative physiotherapist Jenny McConnell introduced the non-elastic taping in the manipulative Therapy. McConnell´s tape applications meet the current standards of assessment and treatment principles of physical therapy and are evidence-based.


Also in the eighties, the Japanese chiropractor and kinesiologist Kenzo Kase developed his taping with elastic adhesive bandages for the use on the skin. His tape mimics the properties of the skin without using an underwrap for skin protection. This type of taping was known as kinesiological or Kinesio Taping®.

The application of elastic tape according to kinesiologist Kase became known as Kinesio Taping. It got to be well-known at the Olympic Games 2000 and the FIFA World Cup 2002 in Korea and Japan. Meanwhile, coloured tape applications expose on television globally every day in Sports events, as the elastic tape can be used in a wide variety of indications

Dutch OMT physical therapist John Langendoen introduced in the elastic taping, while he was working for the Korean National football team at FIFA world cup of Corea/Japan 2002, who was applying rigid, non-elastic tape for years, according to Jenny McConnell.

However, in the FIFA World Cup in 2006 where John Langendoen and a group of colleagues and doctors developed a theory applying elastic tape – Kinematic Taping, or simply KT, according to the principles of neuromusculoskeletal/orthopaedic manual physical therapy.

KT applications are generally no substitutions for passive techniques or active training, however are used in addition to enhance the effect of the actual effective therapy. KT is an integral part of the overall management and therefore the positive effect of the application can be foreseen: “success is program”

Since 2006 the application of elastic adhesive bandages, in line with western principals of sports physiotherapy / medicine and orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy / medicine, developed to a conceptual approach of functional taping with elastic tape, known as Kinematic TapingR Concept leading by John Langendoen.

All teachers of IKTA are clinicians with an academic background: all of your questions will be answered in our seminars.


Characteristics of the theory of Kinematic Taping:

-based on assessment
-with neuro-musculo-skeletal content
-supported by scientific evidence
-High academic level

Kinematic Taping Definitions:

Kinematic Taping is a complementary therapy concept applying high quality elastic adhesive bandages within assessment-related, patient-centred, evidence-supported overall management of somatic symptoms and movement disorders and within the scope of the actual paradigms in sports medicine and orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy.

The theory of Kinematic Taping Concept :

Kinematic Taping: The dimension to functional elastic Taping.

In comparison with the assessment and management of nervous tissue in the 80s and the development of models of stabilization and motor control based on scientific data of the 90s, this first decade of the third millennium, neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy increasingly dominated by the issue of the elastic taping

Clinical developments and emerging scientific evidence is emphasising the role of taping in the scope of the (para-) medical management spectrum. Lymphatic taping, meridian taping, cross-taping are examples of this development, particularly in the Netherlands and Germany.

Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) profits enormously from tape applications: faster, better, lasting treatment effects. How specific elastic taping can be integrated in OMT shows Kinematic Taping®, a giant leap in functional elastic taping.

Neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunctions commonly show negative interactions between joint, muscles, neural structures and correlating spinal segments. Structure specific, assessment related starting positions, and recognition of the dominant involved structures are the main characteristics of the Kinematic Taping® Concept (an analogy to the examination and treatment strategies in OMT).

The theory offers a reasonable ground and clear guidelines for additional management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions, complying with all medical designs:

- International Classification of Function, Disability and Health-ICF for WHO 2001:,

- Bio-psycho-social models of health and pathology

- Guidelines for education of International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), as described in rules document (IFOMPT 2008:

The leading paradigm of Kinematic Taping® is an advanced level of Clinical Reasoning in analysing the movement disorder and deciding on and performing of management strategies.

Apart from local symptomatic tape applications, a main characteristic of Kinematic Taping® is enhancing the effect of passive techniques and or therapeutic training with taping applications that address the direct causes of the problem.

Further characteristics are consequent reassessment of the most relevant and specific functional tests, inclusion of evidence for tape applications, as well as for logical rationales for treatment and neurophysiological and or biomechanical explanations.

Kinematic Taping® does not make use of the Principles of Applied Kinesiology, however consequently applies the principles of examination and treatment of orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy with an advanced level of clinical reasoning (5´T principle):

5T – Principle – Comprehensive learning contents

Think – Clinical Reasoning programmes success
Test – Most relevant problem related tests
Treat – Specific techniques and exercises
Tape – Applications in analogy to treatment
Train – Exercises in line with the applications

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EVRIPIDIS_NEWEvripidis Triantafyllou BSc, MSc, MLD, Instructor IKTA

Graduate of the Physiotherapy department of the Technological Institute of Athens, Greece. He continued with studies in Greece and in Germany and he gained clinical experience in physiotherapy centers of Germany. His main clinical interest focuses on rehabilitation of conditions of the lymphatic system, based on the recognized Vodder method. He is an educational member of the courses that organized in Greece with collaboration with the instructor Hans Pritschow. He has also specialized in the rehabilitation of patients with headache problems that come from the cervical spine, trained by the world’s leading in this field, Dean Watson. Moreover, he has received training in concepts such as Maitland, Neurodynamics, Acupuncture, Dry needling, Medical Taping, Clinical Pilates, Bebo (rehabilitation of the pelvic floor).


eva new photoEvangelia Manta PT, MT, Instructor IKTA

She graduated from the Physical therapy department of Thessaloniki’s university and she works as a freelancer since 2005. Her clinical experience has started very early, since she worked in a private praxis. Her interest in neurological disorders, as well as ways of managing and treating such cases, was the starting point for her subsequent professional career.

In 2007 she completed the first basic course on the ΒΟΒΑΤΗ concept for adult neurological patients, and since then she completed a series of training courses in the field of neurology, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

Since 2013 she has been a full member and an instructor candidate of ΙΒΙΤΑ- INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION. It is an international association of instructors who teach the Bobath approach, which applied to patients with neurological conditions all over the world. She has taken part in courses of this specific approach in Hamburg, Florence and Lisbon. She has contributed to the spread of the concept by teaching workshops.

Simultaneously, she is an educational member of ΙΚΤΑ (International Kinematic Taping Academy) concerning the use of elastic tape with musculoskeletal, lymphatic and neurological applications. In the concept, she has contributed to the development of applications for neurological disorders.

At the same time, for the most integrated and spherical management of the patients, she has completed all the levels of Maitland Concept, while she is attending the training programme for the title of ΟΜΤ (recognized worldwide distinction by IFOMPT for manual therapy).

Her postgraduate specialization also includes courses like:

Assessment and treatment of patients with Parkinson and Multiple sclerosis. Instructor Jos Kurvers

Mobilization of the nervous system. Instructor Gerti Bucher-Dollenz

Primary headaches. Instructor Dean Watson

Manual Lymph DrainageCDT. Instructor Hans Pritscow

The problem-solving approach to respiratory care. Instructor Alexandra Hough

Muscle energy techniques. Instructor Fred Mitchell

Explain Pain and Biologising Pain. Instructor Lorimer Moseley

Shoulder impingement and instability. Instructor Mark Jones

Michael Shacklock’s Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) Instructor Michael Shacklock

Myofasziale Triggerpunkt Therapie (IMTT® concept) Modul 1/Modul 2 Instructor Heidi Tanno

Trigger Points, Pain and Muscle Tone. Instructor Ed Wilson

Lumbar-pelvic control (Lumbo-pelvic control) with researcher Paul Hodges

Kinematic Taping® Concept. Instructor John Langedoen

Fascial manipulation. Instructor Dr Antonio Stecco MD

Clinical Pilates – Reformer. Instructor Shari Rosenberg

Gyrokinesis. Instructor Shari Rosenberg

Presentations – Conferences

Presentation of a lecture in 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015, theme: «Postural stability mechanisms and therapeutic applications within Bobath concept».

Presentation of a lecture in 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015, theme: «Assessment and rehabilitation of adult neurological patients in impairment level».

Presentation of a lecture in 26th Congress of Panhellenic Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2016, theme: Physiotherapy Approach of painful shoulder in patients with Stroke: Practical applications through Bobath concept.

Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Dynamic stability of scapula on the thorax for reaching, in neurological patients. 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015

Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Selective movement of pelvis, as a part of postural control and functional activation in adults, 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015


Time schedule

Day 1
08.30 Registrations
09.00 Introduction, Aims of the course, conceptual principles and basics of elastic taping interventions
10.30 Break
10.50 History and development backgrounds, characteristics of elastic material, colors, healing phases
12.30 Lunch
13.15 degree of dysfunction, management guidelines
15.30 Break
15.45 Basic applications / techniques
17.00 End of day 1

Day 2

09.00 Basic applications / techniques
10.30 Break
10.50 local symptomatic applications
12.30 Lunch
13.30 patient / clinical demonstrations
15.00 Break
15.20 Preview functional elastic taping: Kinematic Taping® Advanced module 1 and 2
16.00 End of day 2


Suggested Hotels

You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.


Hotel PEFKA*** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 2310 341282 or fax: +30 2310 341035