pain relief

  1. Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own

    Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own By: Shannon Uppington DOMP, NSCA-CPT Raise your hand if you have ever experienced any of the following: Headaches or Migraines A heavy head - it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, literally! A dull constant achiness in your neck Inability to look over your shoulder or check your blind spot while driving because the pain when you turn your head is too much #Pain radiating from neck down into the shoulder Stiff neck upon waking Continue reading
  2. Foods to Keep You Happy While You’re in Pain

    Rest & Recovery can be aided with healthy and delicious options. Continue reading
  3. Tape Removal Tips

    How to remove tape, without taking skin along for the ride. Continue reading
  4. Tips and Tricks for Kinesiology Tape Application

    SpiderTech kinesiology tape has many different options and endless possibilities for applications to help with all sorts of issues. Whether you are working with Spider Tape Rolls, Pre-Cut Applications or the universal shapes like X Spiders or I Strips, here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your next SpiderTech purchase. Continue reading
  5. Taping for Winter Sports

    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. Continue reading
  6. Spring into being active with SpiderTech

    Its spring and it’s time to get active. Now that it’s starting to feel like spring, all the excuses we used to keep us warm, toasty and sedentary during the winter no longer apply. Whether you were one of the smart folks who maintained a healthy lifestyle over the winter or perhaps you opted for lazy hibernation, Spring is a chance to get outside and live healthy. Even better, you can drag the kids or your friends into it and have fun too! So here’s a quick list of easy activities to get you and yours out and moving this spring. Continue reading
  7. Study Finds SpiderTech Shoulder Spider Provides The Same Level Of Pain Relief As Non-Prescription Pain Killers

    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. Continue reading
  8. The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Safe Weekend Warrior

    On weekdays, your best exercise intentions get waylaid - business meetings, looming deadlines and kids’ homework all conspire to keep you glued to your chair all week. But come weekend, you’re raring to go. You remember a time when you could jump from one sport to another with no hint of a strain, sprain or even a muscle twitch. If you could do it then, why not now? Continue reading
  9. How to Manage Sciatica During Pregnancy

    Aches, pains, and overwhelming fatigue are normal aspects of a pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester, and that's hard enough to deal with. But some women have it worse. Continue reading
  10. X Spider Application

      Infographic Application Guide for the Universal X Spider Continue reading

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