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?
Every person in the workforce experiences minor aches and pains on a daily basis. If you drive for a living, back pain will often bother you. Knee pain and hip pain are very common for people who work on their feet in restaurants, retail shops and medical facilities. Tradespeople often bear elbow pain, shoulder pain and back pain. Continue reading →
The United States #1 Ranked Dart Player, Sandy Hudson battles illness and tough competition to finish in the top 8 amongst the elite players. Sandy brilliantly finished the day though with a WIN and shared the top step of the podium with her favorite match up, Gage Alvarado, a promising junior dart player! Continue reading →
If you are American and work in an office, there is a better-than-average likelihood that you spend at least four hours of your workday in front of a computer. This is considered to be heavy computer use. Heavy use of computers often leads to discomfort in the upper body: from pain in the hands and wrists, through soreness in the elbows and shoulders and into upper back and neck pain. Continue reading →
Dr. Robert J. Haley is a chiropractic physician and nutritionist with over 20 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Dr. Haley has worked with numerous elite and professional athletes. He is currently in his 16th year as the team chiropractor for Lyndhurst High School Golden Bear athletics. He was named: “New Jersey Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2008. In 2002, Dr. Haley was selected and served as a chiropractor in the United States Olympic Continue reading →
Dr. Marcus Hinkle is an orthopedic physical therapist who has been practicing since 2009. His specialities include Neurac using Redcord, dry needling, and manual therapy. As an adjunct to the hands-on treatment, he incorporates kinesiology tape into the patient’s treatment plan, when appropriate.
“How exactly does SpiderTech tape work? If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this question, yes, I would be quite wealthy indeed. People desire a simple, easy-to-understand answer. We get it. Why should things be so complicated, right? Well, we have your answers, exactly how you want them: simple, straight forward and with no technical mumbo jumbo. There are several ways that SpiderTech delivers drug free pain relief. For example: You know when you have slammed your finger in the door? OUCH! Immediate onset of serious, shocking pain. What do you do? You grab that finger with your other hand and hold it in a tight and firm grip, meanwhile dancing erratically around like an angry bunny and screaming expletives. Well, SpiderTech works exactly this same way (take out the dancing part:-) but what is happening when you apply pressure to your injured finger is a sensory response, altering your sensation of pain! WOW, that is exactly what ibuprofen does, but with SpiderTech, you are not putting drugs in your system, potentially harming your liver and kidneys. BONUS! The tape provides enhanced sensory stimulation which essentially disrupts and diminishes signals of pain. What is revolutionary about this is the effect of the continuous stimulation provided by wearing SpiderTech on the skin may help to break the cycle of chronic pain. DOUBLE BONUS!”
-Dotsie Bausch, Olympic Silver Medalist, 7X U.S. Champion cyclist
Karena Wu is the Director of Education at SpiderTech. Karena has over 15 years of experience in Physical Therapy in the outpatient orthopedic and sports setting. She has been using kinesiology tape since 2005. She is specialized in Maitland Australian Physiotherapy, Pilates for rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning and Kinesiology taping.
Karena’s initial draw to kinesiology tape was because of the movement aspect of it. She has training in McConnell Knee and Shoulder taping but because of its high potential for allergy in patients, felt that kinesiology tape would be better tolerated. Reducing the conversation of whether or not the patient had any allergies to adhesive was a big relief in the clinical conversation. It was enough to have to explain what the tape was and the premise under which it worked so kinesiology tape ended up being easier to apply to the patient, have them understand your reasoning for using it, felt more comfortable and came in a color selection (for those fabulous high end NYC clients).
Karena’s clientele includes celebrity chefs, athletes, dancers, media reporters, actors, busy professionals and government employees. Her practice philosophy is to work holistically, incorporating patient values and self-management, using manual therapy techniques and adjunct modalities like kinesiology tape to carry the treatments further as the patient progresses in rehabilitation as well as in between treatments. She has found that patients call it ‘magic tape’, asking if there is any medicine in it. She has seen the immediate therapeutic effects once her hands have restored mobility and reduced pain. The look of happiness on the patient’s face, the further reduction in pain, the assistance during therapeutic exercise, the fact that they embrace the tape as a fashion statement and as an assist during their rehab gives any physical therapist a sense of great satisfaction.
Physical Therapists care for their patients and want the best for them, and using a tool like SpiderTech kinesiology tape just helps in the process. There are many modalities that Karena has learned during the course of her years but the one that she feels can be taken away, as well as applied independently, is kinesiology tape. It truly helps and it looks cool!