Elastic therapeutic tape goes by many names. It’s called Kinesiology Tape, Kinesio tape, K-tape, or most commonly: KT Tape. The elastic tape is used with the intent of treating pain and disability resulting from athletic injuries and other physical disorders.
It has a built-in elasticity that, when applied correctly, helps to pull the skin away from the underlying soft tissue. The tape relieves pain by alleviating pressure and irritation on nerve fibers and pain receptors. This increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the area.
Kinesiology tape can also act as a subtle triggering mechanism, reminding the body to maintain form, while performing therapeutic movements, thereby assisting in recovery.
Kinesio tape is used in service of acute injuries, injury rehabilitation, and as a stabilization technique during athletic competitions, sports, and everyday life. When combined with other elements of Tangelo’s healing methods, elastic taping is a potent, non-invasive method to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
If you’d like to know where you can get high-quality KT Tape services in the Portland (Slabtown) area, look no further. Book an appointment online and see one of our qualified specialists today.
Address: 2175 NW Raleigh St Suite 102, Portland, OR 97210
Phone: (503) 227-0503
Fax: (971) 277-4435
The Tangelo method is entirely unique. We draw from a fusion of leading methods to create custom manual therapy + movement treatment plans tailored to you and your goals.
Our method includes components from multiple leading pain relief and functional rehabilitation modalities.