The Kinesio Taping Method enhances healing time and reduces swelling, and is fantastic in getting athletes and weekend warriors back to the activity they love without pain and restrictive braces and supports
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2008
Dr. Steven Shoshany, a chiropractor at Manhattan's Living Well Medical, PC, is now a certified Kinesio Taping® practitioner. Dr. Shoshany's certification is a unique addition to the physical therapy and rehabilitation services offered at Living Well Medical. Dr. Shoshany will offer the method alongside other cutting-edge technologies and protocols, including spinal decompression and cold laser therapy, at his practice, Living Well Medical in Manhattan NYC.
Developed by Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase more than 25 years ago, the Kinesio Taping Method has quickly become the standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping. Though Dr. Shoshany has used the Kinesio Taping Method for more than five years, the method has just recently taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm. The Kinesio® method gained worldwide recognition during the 2008 Summer Olympics when it was worn by many athletes, most noticeably by U.S. Women's Volleyball player Kerri Walsh.
"The Kinesio Taping Method enhances healing time and reduces swelling, and is fantastic in getting athletes and weekend warriors back to the activity they love without pain and restrictive braces and supports," says Dr. Shoshany.
Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process. The method uses a uniquely designed and patented tape, Kinesio Tex Tape, for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction. The method is applied over and around muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, to relax overused, tired muscles and to support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-per-day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping that gives support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event, obstructing the flow of bodily fluids -- an undesirable side-effect.
Kinesio Taping is also used for preventive maintenance, edema and pain management. It helps the body heal naturally, can be used preventatively, as treatment, in rehab, during competition or as a take-home treatment applied by a chiropractor. The tape can be used for anything from headaches to foot problems, including: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, ankle sprains and more.
Kinesio Taping involves two techniques. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while maintaining a full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in normal physical activity with functional assistance.
The second technique, most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for a complete 24-hour period. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space and functional. Kinesio Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, graston technique, massage therapy and electrical stimulation.
Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name "Kinesio". Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body's own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves and muscles.
For the first 10 years, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, the method was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is accepted by medical practitioners and athletes in Japan, the United States, Europe, South America and other Asian countries.
About Living Well Medical PC. in Manhattan NYC
Living Well Medical is headed by Dr. Arnold Blank, a medical doctor who specializes in pain management. The facility is a hybrid between the medical and physical therapy industry, providing sports medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care and herniated disc treatments utulizing non surgical spinal decompression. At Living Well Medical, each patient has an opportunity to meet with the doctor for a full evaluation, fitness test and to identify chronic pain issues. A personalized care plan is established and patients will meet weekly with their doctor, physical therapist and certified trainer to improve their quality of life through a combination of treatment, therapy and exercise.
Utulizing state of the art equipment like the DRX 9000 spinal decompression unit, Digital radiographic imaging,SpineForce,Erchonia Cold laser equipment,Poweplate and the Kinesis by technogym Living Well Medical provides the most advanced rehabilitation available in NYC.
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