Recover Quicker from Injuries
Leading chiropractor Dr. Joseph Sas of Gateway Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. Utilizing the highly-effective, all-natural Kinesio Taping method, Dr. Sas has helped countless patients quickly and fully recover from a wide spectrum of muscle and joint injuries.
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Kinesio Taping Q & A
What is Kinesio Taping?
From Olympic volleyball players to high school track stars, sporting colorful, stretchy Kinesio tape would appear to be the latest athletic fashion accessory. But in fact, it is a unique rehabilitative tape designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and jump-start the naturally healing process of overused or injured muscles. Kinesio taping accomplishes this while simultaneously supporting joints and muscles, without restricting their range of motion. The latex-free tape is 100% cotton, contains no chemicals, and can be worn for days at a time. It’s also water resistant, which means you can shower or bath with it, and it’s also a useful treatment option for swimmers. The tape’s innovative technology positively impacts the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
How does Kinesio Tape differ from other sports tape?
Unlike traditional athletic tape commonly used on injured joints (such as ankles or wrists) to prevent bending and prevent further injury, Kinesio tape is designed to mimic human skin in its thickness and elastic properties, and can be stretched 305–40% in the longitudinal direction. In addition, the unique taping method used with Kinesio tape gently lifts the layer of skin and attached tissue over a muscle to increase blood flow and circulation of lymphatic fluids. This decreases swelling and stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
What issues is Kinesio Tape useful in treating?
Kinesio taping is beneficial in treating a full spectrum of musculoskeletal and neurological issues from headaches and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder to plantar fasciitis and turf toe, and just about everything in between. That includes: carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, knee and shoulder conditions, and more.
Can anyone apply Kinesio Tape?
Proper application is every bit as important to facilitate healing as the tape itself. The Kinesio Taping Association certifies practitioners in the Kinesio highly-specific Taping Method. In addition, to achieve the best results from Kinesio taping, a full assessment of each patient’s pain is essential. Sometimes, treatment of one condition may also require addressing other underlying conditions. A specially-trained chiropractor, such as Dr. Sas, will test muscle strength, range of motion, and gait before administering treatment.
Words From Happy Gateway Chiropractic Patients
I have seen many chiropractors since college in effort to fix a few different issues, and Dr Sas is the ONLY one who sat down and created a full treatment plan AND TOLD ME ABOUT IT. Personally, I like to know what’s going on when a Dr is treating me, and he has always been very transparent in my care plan. After 6 years I can finally cross my legs sitting down again, and it keeps getting better.
I had A LOT of irrational anxiety about getting chiropractic work done. But Dr. Sas was very down-to-earth and didn’t feed me any b.s. He understood my anxiety, but made sure that I understood he was in this with me and for me. After 4 months, he is now one of my most favorite humans and I look forward to our visits. Oh, and I guess it’s probably important to note that his treatments are actually helping me. So, there’s that.
Dr Sas is amazing!! I went from having back pain daily to being symptom free after about a month in his care. I have seen other chiropractors before and I can’t say enough about how great Dr Sas is compared to the competition. His office staff is incredibly nice and knows everyone by name. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone and everyone to go see Dr Sas at Gateway Chiropractic!