Animal kinesiology courses

VetkinTape provides veterinary taping courses. Our aim is to teach the value of the Medical Taping Concept and the benefits regarding its veterinary applications. VetkinTape aims to deliver high-end educational training based on the experience & feedback obtained at the human kinesiology physiotherapy courses. Additionally, all of our taping instructors are equine practitioners and are both specialists in veterinary orthopedics and experienced in applying the Medical Taping Concept for animal kinesiology purposes.

All of these courses are:

  • Specifically designed for veterinarians, licensed animal physiotherapists and other veterinary professionals
  • Each course consists of two, eight hour days and has a mixture of theory and practice.
  • Course venues have ample space for practical exercises
  • Course material consists of video’s, pictures and real-life cases
  • Common advice is to combine the base course with the advanced course, after at least 6 months of practice
  • During the courses VetkinTape will provide: a reader, rolls of VetkinTape, scissors and other supporting materials


Benefits of the animal taping courses

These courses have been developed in cooperation with equine practitioners with veterinary physiotherapy experience and other professionals from the Animal Health industry. Therefore, they will provide a very practical (case-based) approach to the Medical Taping Concept for animals.

On completion of the animal taping course candidates will have learned about:

  • Introduction: the basics of taping
  • Theoretical background of the Medical Taping Concept
  • Various application possibilities:
    • Activating the blood and lymph circulation for swellings and hematoma
    • Influencing the fascia and muscles
    • Treatment of scars
    • Tendon injuries and inflammations
    • (follow-up)Treatment of injuries to the Musculoskeletal System
    • Improvement of muscle function
    • Supporting joint function
  • Case histories and applications for horses relating to the following conditions:
    • Injured muscles – to lift the skin from the underlying tissues. This has the effect of reducing pain & promoting circulation,
    • assisting in the reduction of any swelling and enhancing the blood flow to the injured muscle
    • Biomechanical dysfunction – to provide support or stability without restricting the range of motion
    • Postural dysfunction – to improve the proprioceptive feedback to the area thereby assisting in the retraining of muscles to maintain correct posture
  • Pratical approach with cases
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Animal Kinesiology Taping Courses

Applying Equine Kinesiology tape

Equine Kinesiology Taping Course

  • Duration: 2 days, 8 hours per day
  • Accreditation: 20 NVFD-points
  • Knowledge level: Basics
  • Who:
    • Animal physiotherapists
    • Veterinarians
Kinesiology tape for dogs

Canine Kinesiology Taping Course

  • Duration: 2 days, 8 hours per day
  • Accreditation: 20 NVFD-points
  • Knowledge level: Basics
  • Who:
    • Animal physiotherapists
    • Veterinarians

Attention: We would like to remind you that certain tape applications, provided on our website are not yet fully scientifically proven. Mentioned applications are based on extensive evaluation and case studies with licensed veterinary physiotherapists and/or other veterinary professionals.