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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

Be one of the experts meeting in paradise… 31st International Research Symposium – October 7 & 8


31st International Research Symposium hosted by the Kinesio Taping Association (KTAI)

The time: October 7 & 8, 2017
The place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Where to stay: Ala Moana Hotel
The purpose: To share and compare high level research on Kinesio Taping and related subjects.
The bonus benefit: To mingle and socialize with top Kinesio Taping experts from throughout the world.

Download your registration form here


Return completed form via email to or by fax to (505) 856-2983.


Kinesio UK Conference 2016



Kinesio will take centre stage this year as we hold our fi rst conference in partnership with Therapy Expo, offering unprecedented insight into the latest taping techniques, innovations and the future of Kinesio Taping. Promising to be the taping event highlight of the year, our inaugural Kinesio conference will present a fantastic programme with specialist speakers, research and case report reviews, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. With such a diverse range of subjects – sports injury, fascia, pregnancy, neurology, paediatrics, urgent care, hand therapy and equine – there is something for you in our exciting programme.


Tickets to Therapy Expo 2016 are just £99 ex VAT until Sept 30th and then £149 ex VAT

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”.


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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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2017 Kinesio Taping International Research Symposium: Call for Abstracts


We are now accepting abstracts for Poster, Workshop, and Platform presentations to the next Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI) Research Symposium. This will be held in Hawaii in 2017. The symposium has been a Kinesio tradition for more than 30 years, as speakers and attendees gather from all points of the globe to share the latest advances in Kinesio Taping research, practice, and education.

Suitable topics will include full scale investigations into specific Kinesio Taping techniques, settings and patient populations as well as significant case reports. Previous subjects have included “Measurement of Kinesio Taping Effects Using fMRI;” comparison between myofascial Kinesio Taping and Dry Needling; workshops relating to sports, lymphatic and pediatric taping techniques; “Influence of Kinesio Taping on Post-Operative Pain and Wound Management in Cardiac Surgery;” and case reports on varied patient types, including Equine Kinesio Taping.

The most recent Symposium was held in Tokyo, and drew attendees and presenters from all over the world. “Professionally,” says Jeffrey Ramsay of Eaglesports, who distribute Kinesio products in Russia, “it is a huge opportunity for learning. Between the keynote experts and other terrific presenters, the research posters and workshops, the concentration of knowledge and experience at the Symposium in the field of Kinesio Taping is second to none.”

Dalong Luo, of Kinesio South East Asia distributor Progress Healthcare, adds “Kinesio Taping has continually set the gold standard for elastic taping across medical professions and usability across patient profiles. Without the cooperation and commitment of a global network of experienced medical professionals who lent their expertise, time, sweat and tears to support Dr. Kenzo Kase and the Kinesio Taping Association this would not have been accomplished.”

Send abstracts and inquiries to Dorothy Cole at or fax #505-856-2983.