Jim Wagner – Integrating IASTM and Kinesiology Taping



Jim Wagner – Integrating IASTM and Kinesiology Taping

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Jim Wagner
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 01, 2019


Kinesiology tape is widely used in sports and rehab –but how does it actually work? What is it doing to the tissues?  In this seminar, we’ll explore the theories of sensory, circulatory and muscle activation.  You’ll learn how kinesiology tape applications can help to reduce pain and normalize movement patterns. We’ll also explore how to combine treatment modalities for improved outcomes.



Module 1: Introduction, History and Precautions/Contraindications

  • History of IASTM
  • Why IASTM?
  • History of Kinesiology Taping
  • Why Kinesiology Taping?
  • Precautions and Contraindications (IASTM and Kinesiology Taping)

Module 2: Introduction to IASTM Therapy

  • IASTM Proposed Mechanisms of Action
  • IASTM Effects and Research
  • IASTM Instrument Selection: Shapes, Edges and Bevels
  • IASTM Strokes
  • IASTM Dosing

Module 3:  Introduction to Kinesiology Taping

  • Kinesiology Taping Proposed Mechanisms of Action
  • Kinesiology Taping Facts
  • Kinesiology Taping Research
  • Kinesiology Taping Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape Cuts and Patterns
  • Proper Application
  • Kinesiology Taping Aftercare

Module 4: Combining Modalities: Demonstrations and Practical Application

  • Combining IASTM and Kinesiology Taping for:
    • Shoulder
    • Calf, Ankle and Foot
  • Additional Kinesiology Taping Applications
    • Lower Back Pain
    • Anterior Knee Pain
    • Cervical Joint Support
    • Elbow or Wrist Pain
    • Hand and Wrist Pain
    • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Documentation
  • Treatment Overview and Principals
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • 4 T’s of Functional Taping
  • Practical Application
  • Further Education Opportunities


Jim Wagner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM, CSCS Related seminars and products: 3

Dr. Wagner is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who has worked in upper-extremity orthopedic clinical settings for more than 20 years. He received his post-professional clinical doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a specialty in hand therapy. Dr. Wagner is currently team leader of the OT/Hand Therapy Department at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. In addition, he is credentialed in physical agent modalities and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Dr. Wagner is also an adjunct professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY. He is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and has been published in the practice forum section of the Journal of Hand Therapy. Dr. Wagner has integrated his passion for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) into his daily clinical practice and personal training. On a personal note, he has been involved in competitive powerlifting/weightlifting for 28 years.



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