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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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Using Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM

Kinesiology tape is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. You can use it for several types of injuries including knee fractures, shin splints and lower back pain. KT tape not only looks good, but it provides around the clock relief per application. It is made of a latex-free hypoallergenic cotton fiber with an acrylic heat-activated backing that stretches only along its longitudinal axis. You can wear it in water and it stays in place through humidity, strain and sweat.

 

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How Kinesiology Tape Helps You #STAYINTHEGAME

Posted by Andrea Hamel

December 17, 2015 at 12:59 PM

For many people experiencing minor injuries, not doing their workout or foregoing training is simply not an option. Yet continuing to use the injured area can have devastating results, including further training setbacks or even more serious injuries. Using kinesiology tape on the affected area, however, can provide support and allow you to train or exercise safely. The key to doing so is to learn how to properly apply the tape by asking a physical therapist, an athletic trainer or similar individual trained to use it. Here are some reasons why kinesiology tape works.

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How To Use Kinesiology Tape To Help Achilles Tendinitis

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 10, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Achilles Tendinitis creates discomfort in the Achilles Tendon, the largest tendon in the human body. The Achilles Tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel and is key for any type of walking, running or jumping movements. Achilles Tendinitis is typically the result of repetitive stress, not a specific injury.  

  
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Topics: Kinesiology Taping Techniques, Achilles Tendinitis, Tape

The Convenience of Pre-Cut Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

September 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM

When applying kinesiology tape, the tape is laid down in patterns to mimic the structure of the underlying muscles. Unlike traditional taping, which is intended to immobilize injured body parts, kinesiology taping is intended to support injured body parts without hindering motion. With that, kinesiology tape is also meant to lift, and pull the skin away from the underlying muscle during motion, to enhance circulation through the underlying tissues. 

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The Best Kinesiology Taping Technique for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 28, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an ailment caused by repetitive movements involving use of the hands, making it a common injury among typist and factory workers. CTS occurs when the median nerve gets pinched at the wrist causing tingling, numbness and general discomfort. This pain is generally experienced in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and parts of the ring finger.

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Kinesiology Taping Techniques

Support Healing with Pre-Cut Kinesiology Tape

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 27, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Pre cut kinesiology tape shapes are much easier to work with than continuous rolls. The tapes are preferably applied by a second person, but  that isn't always possible. The pre-cut end-user can gather and prepare the various widths and lengths with more confidence.  The finite pre-cut tape is easier to work with to optimize the placement and thus the treatment. The tapes help to increase blood flow and support targeted movement.

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Kinesiology Taping Techniques

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 24, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Over the past two decades, therapists and athletic trainers have been using kinesiology tape more and more to aid their patients.  Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and moxibustion therapist invented kinesiology tape as a way to extend the benefits of manual therapy between sessions.  

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Kinesiology Tape: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 22, 2015 at 1:30 PM

2012's Summer's Olympics thrust kinesiology tape out of the trainer's room, and into the home.  That move prompted many questions from you as the weekend warrior. Dreams of standing on the podium to receive the crown of victory just as the Olympian does. Knowing that ultimate victory requires sacrifice, and that sacrifice can occasionally lead to injury, you wanted to know how to heal like a pro.  Here are some of your most frequently asked questions:

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Kinesiology Tape: How to Make it Stick

Posted by Andrea Hamel

August 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Kinesiology tape is a great product that can help you with just about any kind of pain. From a pulled hamstring muscle to a sore shoulder, you can put this tape on any area of your body and instantly feel its benefits. If you want your tape to help give you relief for an extended amount of time, it is important to make sure it sticks properly. Here are some helpful tips.

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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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To Ice, to Tape, To Shoulder Brace

Posted by Andrea Hamel

January 29, 2013 at 10:27 AM

The shoulder, with its ball-and-socket joint, has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body.  Since this is so, it is also the joint which is most easily prone to injury.  Injuries can occur while performing routine daily activities when the arm is extended above the head such as while washing windows or putting dishes into an overhead cabinet.  In addition, overuse and impact injuries can come while playing sports, particularly baseball and football.  Depending on the severity of the injury, there are different options to help promote healing.

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Topics: Kinesiology Taping Techniques, shoulder brace, shoulder injuries, Shoulder, shoulder support

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