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About KinesioTape

Kinesio® cannot be understood without understanding our story. Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping® Method in the 1970s to fill a void in the treatment options that were available at that time. He was searching for a way to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and prolong the benefits of his treatment after his patients left his clinic. Through his education as a chiropractor, his innate ability to sense internal pain and dysfunction through the skin and his creative therapeutic mind, Dr. Kase was able to develop new methods of treating his diagnoses. Among these methods, Kinesio® Taping industry was born and soon all other therapeutic elastic tape companies built upon Kinesio tape and methods. The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. If it doesn’t say Kinesio®, its not the real thing

Kinesio and Dr. Kenzo Kase to be Featured on CBS “Innovation Nation”


National TV Network Program to Highlight the Creation and Innovation of Kinesio Tape® and Kinesio Taping Method®

Did you miss the airing of Kinesio and Dr Kase on Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation?
Watch it NOW on CBS ALL Access APP or via the Innovation Nation website by clicking this link:


CBS “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca,” a national Emmy Award-winning television program showcasing the spirit of invention from historic scientific pioneers to today’s forward-looking visionaries, will feature Albuquerque-based Kinesio® and its Kinesio Taping Method® during its Saturday, April 6 show.

Kinesio is the inventor and innovator of Kinesio Tape® and its taping method that is frequently used by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists to name a few.  The specially designed hypoallergenic tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the patient’s skin. This lifting effect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area.


For active patients, Kinesio Tape is made of 100 percent lightweight, water-resistant cotton fiber and is easy to use and remove, especially on sensitive skin. It helps minimize muscular pain and soreness, while reducing swelling and inflammation. The use of the tape improves the healing process and works to prevent athletic injury.

Complementing the tape, the therapeutic taping technique is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

“Kinesio is thrilled to be featured on a national television program that highlights the innovation of some of the world’s most important products and inventions,” said Dr. Kenzo Kase, founder and chairman of Kinesio. “I invented Kinesio Tape and the Kinesio Taping Method in the early 1970s. The goal of my innovation was to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. The taping method can be used to treat nearly all physical, psychological, and neurologic conditions. After that small beginning in my own clinic, we are now worldwide, truly taping the world for

health. My invention and the healing use of our tape are now considered the standard by which all elastic therapeutic tapes and techniques are compared.” Each episode of CBS “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca” tells the stories behind the world’s greatest inventions, along with the perseverance, passion, and price required to bring them to life.

CBS “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca” is an education program that airs Saturday mornings on the CBS Television Network.

For more information about Kinesio and the Kinesio Taping Method please visit, call (888) 320-TAPE (8273), or email


About Kinesio

Kinesio® is a group of three organizations dedicated to the Kinesio Taping® Method: Kinesio University™, Kinesio Taping® Association International (KTAI) and Kinesio® Holding Corporation (KHC). Headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., the collaboration of these three companies ensures representation for the Method across all realms of the therapeutic world. With more than 35 years of development, research and application, Kinesio stands apart in the field of elastic therapeutic taping.  The collaboration of Kinesio University, KTAI and KHC provides an unrivalled combination of technical, research and educational service to practitioners, patients and users around the globe.  This in conjunction with the company’s history provides the foundation for its current and future innovations, continuing to work together towards Kinesio’s vision: Tape the World for Health.

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CKTP Testimony – Why Kinesio Instead of Other Tapes?


A interesting article by our CKTP Dr. Sean Joseph.


Why Kinesio Instead of Other Tapes?

In the world of sports medicine, there’s a consensus on the therapeutic value of taping. I’ve been a Chiropractor since 2003 and can attest to its value. For the past six years, I’ve been a CKTP (Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner) and have had the unique opportunity of helping athletes, from runners to basketball players, achieve a greater level of performance through the combined efforts of Chiropractic and taping.

So how’s it work?

Using clinical experience to diagnose the primary source of pain, I can tape a patient to provide greater stability in ways that will “turn off the muscle by inhibition” or “turn on the muscle through facilitation ”.

The factors of inhibiting and facilitating muscle aid in stabilizing the joint.

Taping may be adapted to the exact outcome over time, as the objective is to learn how to stabilize a dysfunctional area temporarily (with the tape), then learn from the benefits of the taping to instruct patients on tailored corrective exercises (without the tape).

So that’s how it works and why it’s offered at Integrated Chiropractic?  But why Kinesio over other tapes?

Kinesio Tex Gold is the preferred tape for CKTP’s. The outcome is better with tension and adhesion.  There is a 10% stretch already given to Kinesio Tex Gold with the option to add additional tension to mimic the associate tissue. Additionally, this tape can be customized.

As a CKTP I cut the strip to fit each patient. It’s essential then to understand the anatomy (insertion, origin and motion) of a patient and then prepare the skin for application.  Each taping is unique and individualized – giving each taping (if cared for properly), 3-7 days of water-proof wear.

Kinesio Tex Gold can be found in stores with the “classic” name on it.

Kinesio Tex Gold comes in a handful of colors (Red/Pink, Blue, Black, Beige, White) however, the true value lies in the quality of the tape and the practitioner.

Give us a call at 360-516-6296 to schedule.

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A Message From Kinesio

Dear Friends.

It has been a very difficult past few months. The atrocities perpetrated against mankind are hard to comprehend. Kinesio has an international presence that is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Even though we are far from some of the attacks, they hit home like they were happening in our own backyard.

We wanted to reach out to our Kinesio Family around the globe and offer our sincere condolences for any losses you or your community may have suffered. It is important, however, that we do not lose sight of what Kinesio is all about and that is “Taping the World For Health”.


Kinesio Group


Kinesio Taping Experts Take Their Knowledge on the Road

in Peru 2016

Here at the Kinesio Taping Association International office we want physios and healthcare professionals in every country to get educated and certified in proper Kinesio Taping assessments and taping procedures. We have Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors teaching, mentoring students , writing and conducting research in dozens of countries worldwide.

One of our newest offices is in Peru, where our expert Pilar Paris has already provided training for many medical professionals. We hope that she will continue this outreach. Although Pilar’s own practice is based in Bogota, Colombia, she has been gracious enough to help us out throughout her region of South America. If you would like to schedule a class or presentation with Pilar or with any of our other experts, contact us at or

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Here are the KTAI specialist experts in Central and South America:

Rafael Baeske, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Pier Ann Brown, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Rafael Gnecco DeProenca, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Tenson Edmonds, Physiotherapist, CKTI
Cayman Islands

Didier Garcia Quiros, Physiotherapist, CKTI
Costa Rica

Raul Alejandro Diaz Gonzalez Santibanez, MD, PM & R, CKTI

Thiago Vilela Lemos, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Judith Macias-Harris, SLP, CKTI

Gustavo Adolfo Mendoza Orta, MD, IFAAOS, CKTI

Adriana Beatriz Moschini, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Claudia Julieta Pacheco Caballero, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Maria del Pilar Paris, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Jaime Christian Rebollo Cedeno, MSc, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Karina Rodriguez Vasquez, MD, PM & R, CKTI

Edwin Ryan, DPT, ATC, CKTI

Marilina Segura, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Simone Sellier-Piteo, SLP, CKTI

Elisabete Simões, Physiotherapist, CKTI

Caroline Valentini, Occupational Therapist, CKTI


Veterinary Program:

Vanessa Benetti Di Sessa, DVM, CKTI(Equine)

Juan Carlos Garcia de Brigard, DVM, CKTI(Equine)

Luiz Henrique Lima de Mattos, DVM, CKTI(Equine)



The Kinesio FanCut is back


The Kinesio® FanCut® is back and now available through our distributor partners.


The Kinesio® FanCut® provides your patients with the benefits of edema/inflammation taping and saves valuable time in the process. The Fan Cuts are made from the same Kinesio Tex you have grown to love since 1979. The Kinesio® FanCut® will assist in the removal of edema and inflammation by assisting fluid towards a less congested pathway and lymph node. So, whether you’re taping for circulation, lymphatic drainage, ankle/knee sprain or a bruised hamstring Kinesio Fan Cuts have got you covered.

Kinesio-Tape-LANAKinesio is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).  LANA provides the national certification examination for lymphedema therapists, to use the professional designation CLT.  As a 2016 Premier Sponsor, Kinesio looks forward to collaborating with LANA on our shared mission to improve the quality of life for our patients and clients. 

Please contact Kinesio for more information at (888) 320-8273

Kinesio Named Official Training Tape of USRowing

by Allison Müller, | Apr 14, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. – Kinesio® Holding Corporation (KHC) is proud to announce that we are now part of the USRowing sponsor community.  The Kinesio Taping® Method, developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

Kinesio® tape will be made available to USRowing Training Center athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

USRowing“Kinesio® tape has been helping USRowing athletes since the 2005 World Rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan,” said USRowing Team Physician Marc Nowak. “It is a staple of treatment for the management of acute to chronic musculoskeletal injuries and no rowing athletic training bag is complete without it.”

“Kinesio® tape is a rare product that consistently lives up to its claims and is limitless in its applications and uses. It will be a valued partner to the USRowing medical team in keeping our athletes performing at their best as we approach and participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.”

“Kinesio® is proud to support theDr.Kase_Assess members of the USRowing National Team to help them prepare for Olympic competition,” said Jeff Baskett, PR Development Manager for Kinesio®. “Rowing uses every large muscle group in the body and the benefits from the Kinesio Taping® Method will help keep these muscles in homeostasis by supporting muscle movement while maintaining full range of motion.”

About Kinesio® Holding Corporation

For more than 35 years, Kinesio® has been breaking ground in the fields of sports performance and certified health care specialists. Kinesio® is the original and most trusted tape of choice for the world’s elite athletes and the brand is firmly established as the global leader in elastic, therapeutic taping.  The Kinesio Taping® Method is more than just slapping on a piece of tape.  Knowing how and why to apply the tape is instrumental in an application’s success, and this is highlighted in the globally recognized education and certification program.  Today, Kinesio University™ approved seminars and courses are offered in more than fifty countries across the globe.

Kinesio-Tape-usrAbout USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 85,000 individual members and 1,300 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners.

For more information, contact: USRowing Communications, (609) 751-0710,

For more information, contact: Jeff Baskett, (888) 320-8273,

CKTP Continues Iraq Mission Work


Dr. Hassan R. Jafri, PT, DPT, CKTP, COMPT, is president of Invigorate Rehab in Missouri USA. Every year he joins Imamia Medics International in providing medical care at the Arba’een celebration, a huge holiday held in Karbala, Iraq. We spoke with him in 2014.

“Kinesio Taping Method was very well appreciated and received in Iraq,” he reports. “Patients loved the strategy for pain management and injury prevention.”

“I had the pleasure to introduce the Kinesio Taping Method to a few medical school students at Kufa University & Karbala University.”

“They were amazed from the Kinesio Taping Method by experiencing the results first hand.”

Dr. Jafri will return in December for the next Arba’een observance. He intends to continue his outreach in Iraq and may be able to provide workshops for some of the medical students.


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