Sports & Performance
Spinal injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance and decrease performance. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries has become increasingly popular. Professional sports teams, Olympic trainers, and competitive athletes are employing chiropractic doctors because they demand results.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Chiropractic care helps restore function to spinal joints that are “locked up,” fixated, and not moving properly. Besides helping to relieve pain, chiropractic care can also help reduce inflammation. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement for peak performance. Injuries to these tissues can reduce range of motion, affect delicate nerves, decrease blood supply, and can take you out of the game. Normalizing spinal function helps speed the healing of these soft tissues and reduce the deconditioning effect of being on the
An aerobic exercise program or a plan of brisk walking can improve muscle tone and help you avoid strains, sprains, and other activity-restricting health problems. Whether you golf, play tennis, bicycle, or bowl, the best treatment for sports injuries is prevention.
Kinesiology Taping – Rock Tape ©
Rocktape was built with the athlete in mind. The key behind the use of kinesiology taping is taping movements rather than simply taping muscles.
Kinesiology tape is a performance enhancement tape that helps an athlete reduce fatigue, improve recovery, reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and provide stability and support without inhibiting motion. Elasticity in the tape mimics the same elastic qualititues if skin, creating a “Bio-Mechanical Lifting Mechanism” lifting the skin away from the soft tissue underneath the skin. This lifting capability increases blood flow, lymph drainage, and the removal of lactic acid, helping an athlete improve endurance during an athletic event and recover more quickly afterwards. Additionally, unlike athletic tape, braces, and sleeves that function to restrict movement and reduce blood flow, kinesiology tape provides support and stability without restricting range of motion.
Primary functions of kinesiology tape
- Correcting muscle function. Kinesiology tape supports muscles during movement, and research has shown that it can provide a bit more stamina than the muscle alone.
- Improving circulation and lymph. Studies show that the tape increases the flow of both blood and lymph, which can help in the treatment of lymphedema and swelling, to name a few.
- Correcting joint movement. The tape can be used to keep a joint, such as a knee, gliding and tracking smoothly while in use.
- Postural stability. Taping assists the rehabilitation and corrective phases of care by giving the patient continued feedback as they begin to come out of their ideal posture.
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