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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

31st Research Symposium Schedule of Events


Check out the updated schedule of events for the 31st International Research Symposium!


Saturday, October 7th 2017

7:15-8:00 Sign in        
8:00-8:30 Staff Welcome & Day 1 Program information
8:30-9:15 Kimiko Kawano Brain Activities and Changes in the Autonomic Nervous System Functions with Kinesio Taping Featured Speaker  
9:15-9:30 Calvin Kwan The Safety and Effectiveness of Manual Tissue Direction Test (MTDT) Oral Presentation  
9:30-9:45 Seda Yıldız, Uluç Pamuk, Gul Baltacı, Can A. Yucesoy Tensiomyography Assessment of Changes in Muscle Stiffness Due to Kinesio Taping Oral Presentation  
9:45-10:00 Amy Mierzwa Effect of Kinesio Taping Scar Management Application on Post-Operative Total Knee Replacement Incision Oral Presentation  
10:00-10:10 BREAK        
10:10-11:25 Kenzo Kase Innovations in Kinesio Taping: The Nail as Epidermis Keynote Speaker  
11:25-11:40 Patricia W. Martin, Audrey M. Yasukawa Exploring a New “Gold Standard” in Research for Clinicians: Focus on the Kinesio Taping Method Oral Presentation  
11:40-11:55 Katie J. Lyman, N. Sample, K. Landin, K. Gange, K. Woken, T.A. Hanson The Effects of Kinesio Tape on Acromiohumeral Distance in Patients with Subacromial Impingement Oral Presentation  
11:55-12:10 Emel Sonmezer, Tulin Duger, Hayri Baran Yosmaoglu, Turkan Akbayrak Comparison of Effectiveness of Connective Tissue Massage and Kinesio Taping Application on Pain and Quality of Life in Primary Dysmenorrhea Oral Presentation  
12:10-1:15 LUNCH        
1:15- 2:00 Robert C. Schenck Complex Ligament Injuries of the Knee Featured Speaker  
2:10-3:10 Rick Griffin & Masahiro Takakura Use of Kinesio Taping with MLB Seattle Mariners Workshop A    
2:10-3:10 Alison Taylor “Tennis Elbow” Treating the cause not the symptoms! Workshop B    
2:10-3:10 Richard S. Cheung Yoga and Kinesio Taping: Better Your Clinical Outcomes Workshop C    
3:10-3:20 BREAK        
3:20-4:20 Kristian Seest Where and How to Kinesio Tape the Myofascial Trains Workshop D    
3:20-4:20 Patricia W. Martin, Audrey M. Yasukawa The Use of Kinesio Tape as an Adjunct to Treatment for the patient with Increased Tone and Spasticity Workshop E    
3:20-4:20 Hande Guney-Deniz, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Sercan Onal, Ceyda Sarial, Omur Caglar, Gül Baltacı, Inci Yuksel Comparison of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Kinesio Taping on Lower Extremity Edema After Total Knee Arthroplasty Workshop F    
4:20-4:30 BREAK        
4:30-5:15 Jean-Claude Guimberteau Of Cells and the Living Human Body Featured Speaker  

Sunday, October 8th 2017

7:30-8:00 Sign in        
8:00-8:10 Staff Welcome & Day 2 Program information
8:10-8:55 John Henry Sloan Integrating Kinesio Taping into a Pain Management Residency Program Featured Speaker  
8:55-9:10 Kassiann D. Landin, K. J. Lyman, T. Ashcraft, T.A. Hanson Surface Electromyography Analysis of Isokinetic Knee Extension with the Application of Kinesio Tape Oral Presentation  
9:10-9:25 Dario Maria Villa, Silvia Salmoiraghi Effects of Kinesio Taping in the correction, static and dynamic, of functional pronated foot Oral Presentation  
9:25-10:10 Deana Mercer Applications of Kineso Taping in Hand Surgery Featured Speaker  
10:10-10:20 BREAK        
10:20-11:30 Different Experts Diverse Topics Poster Plus    
11:30-12:00 Frank Tore Jacobsen Uses and Properties of Four Different Kinds of Kinesio Tape Special Topic  
12:00-12:45 LUNCH        
12:45-1:30 Hans-Michael Klein Further Developments in Post-Surgical Kinesio Taping Featured Speaker  
1:30-1:45 Special Announcement        
1:45-2:30 Stefano Frassine Effect of Tactile Stimulation Special Topic  
2:30-2:40 BREAK        
2:40-3:10 Jeanine Valdez, Marie Valdez, Christina Lujan Clinical Lactation Study – The Effect of Kinesio Taping Method in Milk Production Workshop G-1  
2:40-3:10 Judith Macias-Harris, Elizabeth G. Harvey Assessment of Five Physiological Systems using the PASS Method Workshop G-2  
3:10-4:10 Stefano Frassine Post-Surgical Kinesio Taping Workshop H    
3:10-4:10 Thuy Bridges, Clint Bridges Length, Strength, and Kinesio Taping Workshop J    
3:10-4:10 Itzhak Friedman Kinesio Taping for neck problems using Pulse diagnosis Workshop K    
4:10-4:40 Q & A        
4:40-5:00 Certificates        
5:00 Sign Out        


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.


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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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.