There are more uses for Kinesiology tape during the winter season than you think.
Colder temperatures mean that your muscles are more likely to become cool faster, making them more prone to injury. Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing and ice hockey can put your body into awkward an unpredictable positions so it is important to prepare for this to avoid potential injury.
Autumn is one of the best times to start or re-invigorate your fitness routine. Unlike New Year’s Resolutions, lifestyle changes starting in the fall can be easier to keep and maintain for longer. Here are our top 5 reasons that autumn is the perfect time to start or change your fitness routine:
SpiderTech pre-cut kinesiology has endless amounts of purposes- even we keep finding new ones every day! Among numerous other uses, did you know that our upper knee Spider can also help relieve pain and discomfort during long flights?
Subacromial impingement (SAI) is one of the most frequently diagnosed shoulder conditions in adults with shoulder pain, and is associated with defects in posture, proprioception and motor coordination of the rotator cuff, deltoid, and the peri-scapular muscles. In addition to physiotherapy, many clinicians will prescribe adjuvant treatment in the form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) with the intention of reducing shoulder pain often attributable to tendon inflammation and/or bursitis. Pain reduction methods can reduce barriers for patients to actively participate in their rehabilitative exercise program. The use of kinesiology tape has become an increasingly popular treatment aimed at reducing musculoskeletal pain without the added potential complications inherent with the use of NSAIDs.
If you accidentally did the splits while hitting the slopes this winter (or just trying to get down the driveway), don’t be too embarrassed, you’re not alone! Groin strains are not uncommon, especially among athletes. You’re at high risk for a groin injury if you participate in a sport that requires sudden and fast leg movement, or has a lot of contact. However, anyone can cause themselves injury if they do not take the proper steps like stretching properly before and after an especially strenuous workout. Any sudden movement, especially to the side, can cause a groin strain that can take weeks to heal.
Below are 9 steps to healing a groin strain and getting back to your daily activities.Continue reading →