Dr. Kenzo Kase founded the Kinesio Taping Method in 1979 after years of testing, research, and clinical trial. He then designed and engineered an elastic tape to accompany his method. Since then, the Kinesio Taping method has been used all over the world by medical and sports professionals.
Dr. Kase has always held research, education, and patient care as his top priorities. These core values led him and other professionals to form the Kinesio Taping Association in 1984. By 1994 he had published 20 books on the Kinesio Taping Method.