What is Kineso Taping?
More than 30 years ago, Dr. Kenzo Kase was already a well-known Japanese practitioner licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, inresponse to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients. Dr. Kase continues to work closely with the Kinesio Taping Association International and its member CKTPs. Kinesio USA and KTAI continue to maintainDr. Kase’s high standards of care and to track new and increasingly effective uses for the taping method.
What Is Kinesio Taping The Kinesio Taping Method 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. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological andmedical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tapeand the training protocol have shown resultsthat would have been unheard of using previous methods and materials. With theutilization of single “I” strips or modificationsin the shape of an “X”, “Y” or other specialized shapes as well as the direction and amount of stretch placed on the tape at time of application, Kinesio Tex Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to reeducate the neuromuscular system,reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist inreturning the body to homeostasis.