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How Using Kinesiology Tape Can Provide Relief and Support

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 15, 2016 at 1:10 PM

If you ever watch sports, you will inevitably see athletes across disciplines using kinesiology tape. You may know exactly why they've wrapped it around their body. But if you are curious why these athletes are wearing strips of tape over various parts of their body, this post is for you. Is it simply a fashion statement, or does it actually serve a medicinal purpose?

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Setting the Record Straight: 4 Myths About Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

April 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM

The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed and vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world.  You've probably heard conflicting arguments and might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape.  Let's set the record straight and tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape:  

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Kinesiology Taping for Treating Lower Back Pain

Posted by Andrea Hamel

April 18, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Lower back pain is a common ailmentthat almost everyone suffers from at one point or another throughout life. Whether it was brought on after a sports injury or caused by just getting older. However, unlike other areas of the body, the back can be particularly difficult to treat, yet pain can become so bad it can be debilitating. For common back strain and stiff muscles, the key to treating frequent back pain or minor injuries might be kinesiology tape.

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Topics: back pain, Kinesiology Tape, lower back pain

Treating a Lisfranc Foot Injury with Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

April 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM

A Lisfranc injury, often just simply called a midfoot injury, is where one or more of the metatarsal bones become displaced from the tarsus. These injuries are often caused by unintended impact damage. The foot is flexible and changes with the surface that it stands on, but it must also remain supportive, meaning that instead of splaying, the metatarsal foot bones will dislocate in order to prevent from completely breaking if they can. For example, athletes who know the pain of jumping hard on pavement while bare foot will be familiar with the midfoot pain of the foot bones attempting not to completely break from the impact. Lisfranc injuries are often under diagnosed, but this type of injury can include painful fractures and ligament sprains that are not serious enough for a foot cast, but no less painful. Yet, with a simple kinesiology taping technique called the Herringbone pattern, they can be easy to treat at home.

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Topics: Kinesiology Tape, foot injury

How to Benefit From Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

February 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Using Kinesiology Tape to Reduce Injury and Improve Recovery

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 29, 2015 at 3:35 PM

From NBA players to Olympic volleyball stars, high-profile athletes are using kinesiology tape as a way to heal from injuries and prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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Topics: Kinesiology Taping Techniques, Kinesiology Tape

Get back in the game with pre cut kinesiology tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Kinesiology tape is not new by any means. It was invented 30 years ago by a Japanese chiropractor named Kenzo Kase. However, until the invention of pre-cut kinesiology tape, a specially trained practitioner was needed to apply the tape. Since the tape needs to be re-applied every few days, athletes without ready access to a practitioner to tape them up really couldn't take full advantage of the benefits of kinesiology tape. But now, with pre cut kinesiology tape widely available, anyone can apply the tape as and when needed. 

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Clinical Studies and Proven Health Benefits of Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 20, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Kinesiology tape and its methods of use have been around for decades. It didn't make headlines until the media notices athletes in the 2008 Olympic games sporting the tape for its unique health benefits. It has been found that kinesiology tape used in conjunction with different wrapping techniques can promote healing, aid in alleviating pain, and support certain muscle groups during sports activities.

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Topics: Kinesiology Taping Techniques, Kinesiology Tape

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