Kinesio® education is not just about sitting in a classroom. Classes and seminars are part of it, but they are just one step on the journey. That Kinesio journey includes practical training and research, professional sharing through meetings and symposiums, published articles and much more. For many, their journey will include going through the formal certification process to become a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and even possibly becoming a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor (CKTI). In the classroom and in practical training, we aim always to meet Dr. Kase’s high standards of intellectual curiosity, medical performance and patient care. This standard has to include the desire to develop and refine a high degree of skill and intuition in the assessment and evaluation of patient needs. Inherent in every technique offered and studied in the KTM is the requirement to help patients, whether for support, correction or rehabilitation. The Kinesio Taping® Method (KTM) goes way beyond a piece of tape. Dr. Kenzo Kase, founder, is still closely involved in ongoing advancements and developments. Education is the crucial element of the KTM and its underlying philosophy of care.
Education is the skill and enthusiasm of our trained Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioners (CKTPs) and Instructors (CKTIs), that has helped make Kinesio Taping® a worldwide phenomenon. The curriculum reflects over 30 years of symposiums, forums and professional sharing among tens of thousands of professionals worldwide.
Along with practitioners throughout the world, Dr. Kase is dedicated to advancing the art and science of the method through education, clinical practice and research. For years, independent research has been conducted and published using the Kinesio Taping® Method and Kinesio® Tex Tape. Dr. Kase has been able to incorporate those results, along with his own, into the continuous evolution of the KTM educational program. More than 30 publications, textbooks and manuals testify to the depth and range of that program. For this reason, evaluation and assessment techniques are a big part of the practitioner training component. In any form of treatment it is important that the patient’s condition is assessed properly so that the most effective treatment may be applied. Most of the time this will include an evaluation of the underlying causes of the immediate complaint. Without this training, the person applying the tape may lack a deep understanding of what is needed. Even certification is only the beginning of a lifelong process of learning. The KTAI education program ensures that CKTPs and CKTIs stand out from the crowd in their ability to provide patients with the support and relief of the Kinesio Taping® Method.