Unlike traditional athletic tape, which is usually made of rigid cotton fibers, K-tape is made of elastic fibers, making it more versatile and easier to use than traditional athletic tape. The K-tape’s elasticity gives it the ability to be applied using various tensions, depending on the type of injury and tissue it is being applied to. One of the major benefits of K-tape is its ability to support the body while it naturally heals, without drastically restricting a person’s ability to move freely. Due to this fact, K-tape has become a more practical choice when it comes to treating everyday people of all ages for a number of medical conditions.
K Taping Therapist
Similar to athletic tape, K-tape can be most effective when it is applied by an experienced medical professional such as a physiotherapist. A K taping physio-therapist has the ability to specifically apply the K-tape based on a patient’s particular injury. There are a number of ways K-tape can be used by a medical professional, such as:
- A supplement to manual therapy
- Managing pain and swelling
- Improve a person’s posture and the alignment of their body by providing proprioceptive feedback
- In the case of athletes, K-tape can be used preemptively to reduce the likelihood of an injury at particularly vulnerable structures, such as a knee or an ankle
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I've seen Siobhan (physiotherapist) for 6 months, she's excellent! The different injuries I've had in my knee and hip have improved notoriously with the treatment. She's very clear in explaining what is happening with your body (for me education is important so you can manage your injuries properly), giving you a variety of exercises to do at home and answering all your possible questions. I feel very well-cared for and I'm super grateful for such a positive impact on my health. I'd recommend her 100%!
Used to see Michael for a running injury - he was fantastic and worked with me diligently to get to the root cause of the problem opposed to quick fixes I've experienced at other physio clinics. Will be visiting the VanSports physiotherapist team again this week for a separate concern. Communication is always fantastic with incredibly quick response times for all inquiries. All team members are friendly, seem down to earth, genuinely interested in helping you and create a relaxed yet professional environment. Side note, the location is great being downtown Vancouver.
Mariana was so knowledgeable and caring. I felt so taken care of from start to finish as she was thoughtful in her physiotherapy treatment recommendations. Lee at reception was also super friendly and made my experience enjoyable!
Mariana is an excellent and professional physiotherapist. The physio clinic is very well located in Vancouver , modern and equipped. Best experience I could have asked for.
Having spasm for 2 weeks and seeing a couple of physiotherapists and massage therapists, Van Sports was the last and best solution! Mariana did magic! Definitely recommend her and Van sports and will come back again!
I’m relatively new to Van Sports and physiotherapy but I’m so glad I found Yvonne. The level of care has been fantastic and the clinic is very welcoming. I’d have no hesitation in recommending this amazing Vancouver physio clinic to anyone in need of first class help. Yvonne has given me answers to my knee problems I didn’t know I needed - she’s awesome!