Kinesio Taping Education Around the World: Leogane, Haiti

Author: Linda Robinson, MPT

I taught at the PT school for a week, and did several sessions on the basics of Kinesio Taping. The students loved it, and were amazed at how much it helped their own pain. They are very eager to be able to use it on patients when they finish school. I also did several remote site clinics, and used the tape there.

The one lady in the photo has it on her neck, but it is hard to see. The man pictured was a neighbor who wound up being my community taper for about 4-5 different people!! I was so busy with patients I didn’t have time to take a lot of pictures. Also, we were outside with a crowd of curious onlookers; I had about 80% low back patients, and didn’t want to make them pose with their shirts up in front of so many people!


If you have any suggestions on how to supply the PT school there in Léogâne, Haiti, with tape, we would be very interested. It is exciting that these students will be some of the very first Haitians to obtain their PT or OT degrees from a Haitian school. Even more, they want to stay in Haiti to help their country. ®

What is the Kinesio Taping Method?

By 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

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