Kinesiology tape, sometimes referred to as kinesio tape or body tape, was developed by Japanese practitioner Dr Kenzo Kase in the late 1970s. Dr Kase sought to boost the body’s natural healing process and this led him to develop tape that has a similar profile and elasticity to human skin.

In recent years, the use of kinesio tape has exploded in popularity. Everyone from athletes, professional sportspeople across a range of disciplines, and even the general exercising public use kinesiology tape to aide pain relief, reduce inflammation and improve muscle function. In fact, the tape can be applied to virtually any problem with the musculoskeletal system.

We’ve partnered with Rocktape, the UK’s leading supplier of kinesiology tape and mobility products, to deliver an informative and engaging three hour Fascial Movement Taping course.

Rocktape believe that movement is the key to all healing and this FMT course is guided by evidence rather than be held back by it. The skills taught on this course will enable fitness professional to effectively use kinesio tape as a corrective tool and as a way to reduce common injury symptoms.

Due to its wide array of applications, the course is suitable for any kind of fitness professional including personal trainers, Pilates instructors, physiotherapists, yoga teachers and sports massage therapists. With even just a single roll of kinesiology tape, multiple clients or patients can be treated, so this course has the potential to be incredibly lucrative to a fitness professional’s career.

course content

HFE and Rocktape are committed to delivering the industry’s highest quality training course. The course is delivered by Dr Robert Crowley who has been practicing for over 14 years. Originally from Chicago, USA, Dr Crowley has used kinesiology taping in his chiropractic practice for well over a decade. Having taught across Europe, he now works closely with Rocktape as a Senior Instructor.

During the course you’ll learn:

    • Basic taping theory, concepts and techniques
    • How to apply Rocktape for a variety of conditions seen in the sporting population
    • How kinesiology can be integrated into personal training and physical therapy
    • The latest and up to date research on kinesiology tape

To guide you in your studies, Rocktape provide comprehensive course notes and kinesiology tape to take away and use on your clients.

Upon completion of the course, students will be presented with a personal certificate of attendance for 3 CPD hours.


There are no formal assessments for this FMT course, however you will be given the opportunity to meet several key learning objectives. These include: gaining a basic knowledge of the research surrounding kinesiology taping; learning and practising correct tape cutting techniques; learning, practising and mastering the concepts and application of the four main types of tape.


The course is suitable for a range of fitness professionals including Pilates instructors, yoga teachers and personal trainers.

There are no formal prerequisites, but it is advisable that you have a basic knowledge of anatomy, so Level 2 is ideal.

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