Kinesiology Tape (Kinesio tape/Rock tape) unlike regular athletic tape meant to reduce movement, kinesiology tape allows for movement due to its elastic properties. We use this tape for a non-pharmacological approach to pain management. If you’ve ever banged your shin on something, you probably instinctively started rubbing it which helped decrease the intensity of the pain. K-tape works in a similar way by sending a signal to your brain that competes with the pain signal, in essence turning down the pain volume. K-tape can also reduce swelling and bruising in an area by facilitating lymphatic system.