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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 calls on the world to ‘TAPE WITH WISDOM’


Notice anything new? Perhaps it is the tagline.

TAPE WITH WISDOMTM describes the essence of Kinesio’s mission to enhance the experience of living, whether active or sedentary, by using the right tape with the right methodology to obtain healing benefit. The tagline is new, but its roots go back to the beginning. This outlook has been consistent since Dr. Kenzo Kase® first created the tape and taping concept in the early 1970s.

Tape With Wisdom refers to the skill level of our medical professionals, but that is only part of the point. As Dr. Kase notes, “There is wisdom in Kinesio® Tape itself.” The Kinesio Tape product line, including four different specifically purposed tapes and a range of tape configurations, offers tapes with wisdom inherent in their actual physical qualities.  In accord with the Hippocratic Oath to “Do No Harm”, Dr. Kase and Kinesio’s 40 year journey of discovery has led to insights into the body’s powerful natural healing intelligence and the beneficial effect “wise” taping can have to unleash it.  The education program created to share those insights informs Kinesio tape, just as fully as the tape informs the education programs.

Kinesio brand tapes are designed and manufactured in the USA by Kinesio to specifications derived and evolved from the clinical application knowledge and insights (“wisdom”) of patient assessment and Kinesio Taping®.  As noted by Kinesio’s Vice President, Elisa Kase, “We sometimes feel that too few members of the public realize how Kinesio is differentiated from other brands in the market.”

Why should they care?  Because the right tape applied with right knowledge means the difference between a patient or user who has a disappointing and ineffectual application of colored tape on the body and one who achieves desired relief, support, and healing.

Dr. Kase invented this modality, but Kinesio is not just the Original, or the Most Authentic. It is a roll of wisdom in your hands.

Make the wise choice, and equip yourself to Tape with Wisdom.

Check us out at THE NATIONAL BY FCA


Kinesio will be exhibiting at The National by FCA. Come check out our booth #300!

Kinesio is also a sponsor of the Cash Program, which is scavenger hunt of sorts.  All registered DCs will receive a validation card which must be validated by official sponsors at their exhibit location. After visiting every vendor listed on the National Cash validation card, get set to win one of three cash prizes!

August 22-25, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

THE FLORIDA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION HOSTS THE NATIONAL BY FCA – The world’s largest event for the chiropractic profession. The best continuing education options, the premier chiropractic trade show, a homecoming for the profession and a chance to network with leaders from around the nation – not to mention the perfect family vacation – are all in one grand location.

California Proposition 65 Warning


In 1986, California passed legislation called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 that entitles its residents and consumers to receive special notifications about products known by the state to contain chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm if the exposure to them is above specific thresholds, so that they can make informed decisions about using them in their home or work environments. Today this legislation is commonly known as Proposition 65.

The warning labels read, “WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”

In the United States, manufactures are required to inform California residents about any chemicals not only in our tape, but also in our packaging, that contain these chemicals.  We sent product samples and packaging to be tested and it was determined that our packaging, not our tape, does contain chemical(s) at or above the threshold that require us to properly label our products in order to sell into the state of California in the United States.

It is our mission is to help your customers make informed decisions about their health and wellness.  You can learn more about Prop 65 at

We are also providing the following warning for products that link to this page:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kinesio Holding Corporation.
Phone: 1-855-488-TAPE (8273)

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.

To see Kinesio’s complete line of products visit:


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

in Japan 2015  pilar1

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)