Where does the word Kinesio originate from?
The word 'Kinesio' comes from the science of Kinesiology. The taping method and tape follow Kinesiology theory; the treatment allows the body and muscles to move whilst assisting rehabilitation.
What is Kinesio® Tex Tape made from?
Kinesio® Tex Tape is made from a very thin, porous, 100% cotton fabric.
It has a medical grade heat-activated adhesive.
It is non-medicated, latex free and skin friendly.
Is it Kinesio® Tex or the Taping technique that produces such effective results?
The technique is the most unique part, however the true benefits of the taping method were not realised until Kinesio® TexTape was developed. The method requires special tape that is skin friendly, with optimum elasticity and durability.
How long can a tape application be worn for?
Kinesio® Tex is designed to be worn for multiple days ( 3 to 5 ).
An hour after application it will withstand athletic activity and showering without coming off.
The water resistant type should be used for hands and feet and it is also useful for people who regularly take part in sporting activities.
How many applications will I get from one roll?
A roll of tape is 5 meters long.
The number of applications from a roll is dependent on the area and treatment method, however on average there should be sufficient for 6-10 applications.
What is the difference between blue, pink, black and beige Kinesio® Tex ?
There are no physical product differences between the coloured tapes.
In Japan they use them as a form of colour therapy.
Beige is the most popular colour for oedema taping.
Pink, black and blue are the most popular colours for sports and physiotherapy taping
Can Kinesio® Tex be used on children?
Kinesio Taping® can work well for children, even young children.
It should only be applied under the guidance and advice of a trained practitioner and it is very important to be aware of fragile or sensitive skin.
Extra care must be taken when removing the test.
Before applying tape for long periods, test a small area of skin for possible sensitivity.
Can Kinesio® Tex be used with other therapies?
What should one be aware of when using Kinesio® Tex ?
Does one need training to apply Kinesio® Tex ?
Kinesio Taping® for oedema is a lymph correction technique that facilitates circulatory and lymphatic flow. It is recommended that only practitioners trained in treating lymphatic disorders and the application of Kinesio® Tex use this technique as a treatment.
Kinesio Taping® for sports injury and physiotherapy should only be applied under the guidance/advice of a practitioner.
Effective and successful results is dependent on applying the correct taping applications for a specific condition.
Where can one find out about Kinesio® Tape Training Courses?
Check our COURSE PAGE for dates of courses or email us with any specific requests.
Our courses are all KTA authorized, approved and accredited.
The course instructor Izik Friedman is an experienced lecturer, Physiotherapist , Accredited International Kinesio Taping® Instructor and a member of the “Kinesio Taping Association Educational Committee”
Do courses qualify for South African legislated “CPD points” ?
What is the difference between a “KTA approved course” and a “non-approved course” ?
AN APPROVED Kinesio Taping Course is a course that:
has been recognised as meeting the educational standards set by the Kinesio Taping Association, the governing educational body of the Kinesio Taping Method.
offers the participant the most current and advanced teaching methods and protocols that have been specifically created to enhance KT proficiency.
is taught by a recognised Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI) who has met the training and re-certification training necessary to properly disseminate the KT Method and its reasoning.
is accepted in the participant obtaining accreditation as a “Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner”.
A NON-APPROVED Kinesio Taping Course is a course that:
that has not met the educational standards, protocols and requirements established by the Kinesio Taping Association.
may be taught by an instructor who is not recognised or trained by the KTA, therefore KTA cannot guarantee the same high standards of teaching.
will not be accepted in obtaining the accreditation necessary to become a CKTP.
Do the medical aids cover the cost of Kinesio® Tex
How can I find a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner in my area?