Needham, MA | AMTA-MA IDEA | March 31 - April 1

Learn2Tape Presents:

The K-Cuts™ Taping System

An Introduction to Kinesiology Taping

Instructors: Drew Freedman, BCMT, CKTMI™ & Rick Garbowski, LMT,CKTMI™

Location: The Sheraton Hotel – Needham, MA

Hosted by: AMTA Massachusetts Chapter

Date: March 31 – April 1

Course Length: 16 Hours/16 CEU’s


This course uses Learn2Tape’s exclusive K-Cuts Taping System™ to explain the basic principles and applications of kinesiology taping. This systematic approach provides you with all the skills you will need to effectively enhance the clinical outcomes of clients suffering from pain, joint instability, swelling and increased/decreased muscle tone.

Over the course of the 16-hour workshop, students will learn how to apply close to 30 applications commonly seen in clinical practice.

Our vision here at Learn2Tape® is to help you easily understand the appropriate way to effectively incorporate kinesiology taping into your practice, regardless of the brand of tape you choose.


After hearing a lecture on the K-Cuts Taping System™, observing an instructors demonstration and practicing technique, students will be able to perform the following tasks with a minimum of 70% accuracy.

  • Describe the objective for each of the following kinesiology tape applications
    (Swelling application, Pain application, Joint application, Muscle application)
  • Explain the functionality of each taping application
  • Describe in ones own words how kinesiology tape enhances and supports the systems of the body
  • Explain the effect varying tape tensions have on lift and recoil
  • Demonstrate the correct method for cleaning the skin prior to applying kinesiology tape
  • Demonstrate the correct method for measuring tape length
  • Correctly apply tape anchors with 0% tension
  • Correctly apply varying levels of tape tension in the therapeutic zone based on type of application
  • Correctly apply tape ends with 0% tension
  • Integrate multiple taping applications for treatment of instructor selected pathologies
  • At the conclusion of this workshop, students will be provided the opportunity to gain exclusive access to our K-Cuts Taping System eCourse. This workshop complies with the K-Cuts Taping System Certification program standards. All work covered will not need to be retaken in order to certify.


    Drew Freedman is the owner and founder of Learn 2 Tape™ and The Boston Bodyworker™. He is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, a Certified Kinesiology Taping Master Instructor (CKTMI™), and an approved provider with the National Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. He has served as an Athletic Trainer and massage therapists for several college and professional teams and has over 18 years of clinical and business experience. Drew’s wealth of knowledge in both the applications of kinesiology tape as well as the integration of kinesiology taping into a manual therapy practice make him one of the most highly sought educators in our industry.

    Rick Garbowski, the co-owner/director of Georgia Massage School, has held the positions of Lead Instructor, Director of Education, Division Director, and School Owner during his 24-year career as a full time massage therapy educator. Rick is an innovative curriculum architect who has experience in all levels of massage curriculum development. He has a gift for massage education and a unique ability to tailor his presentation style to meet the specific needs of his students. Rick was one of four curriculum design experts chosen to work on the Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP), the largest massage education project undertaken in the profession, and has been honored with two prestigious awards: the 2013 Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) President’s award for industry service, and the 2013 American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Jerome Perlinski National Teacher of the Year award.

    Types of applications you will learn:



    Restore normal resting tone


    Removal of excess fluid from tissues underlying skin.


    Enhanced joint support


    Pain modulation at the site of soft tissue pathology

    Many of the following conditions will be discussed and practiced: