Kinesio provides the highest quality education and products, which are continually refined and innovated based on clinical research and advancements in science and technology. Their certifications acknowledge and ensure confidence in the level of training and competence achieved by their practitioners. Through product development, education, research and certification, Kinesio seeks to ensure that patients and users can be confident they are receiving the highest standard of Kinesio Tape.
The Kinesio Taping Method first gained recognition outside of Japan in the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Introduction to the USA occurred in March 1995 in Portland, Oregon at the Northwest Athletic Trainers Association Annual Clinical Symposium. Europe was next to find the value of Kinesio Tex Tape in 1996. The technique is used by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapist, Doctors of Chiropractic, Medical Doctors, Nurses, and Acupuncturists all around the world.
The Kinesio Taping Association International has always aimed their primary focus on the relief of patient conditions – on making people feel better. Upwards of 85% of Kinesio Taping applications are designed not with athletes, but with general patient populations in mind.