Kinesiology Taping Free with Scottsdale Chiropractic Adjustment
Scottsdale chiropractor, Dr. Daniel P. Secrest, D.C. and his staff, with the help of many of our patients, just completed a study on the pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects of Kinesiology Taping, the results of which were phenomenally positive. Dr. Secrest is thrilled that the taping seems to help patients undergoing adjustment treatments to get more out of those treatments. Taping helps to hold recovering soft tissues in the correct position longer between adjustment visits, reduce inflammation and curtail pain.
Taping Helps Back Pain, Neck Pain, TMJ and Auto Accident Injuries
Our readers here, and in Mesa and Tempe, may be wondering what “taping” is and how it can help them. Many of us have noticed elite athletes on television wearing brightly colored strips of tape over various body parts during sporting competitions. This special, flexible tape made of breathable cotton and an acrylic adhesive is skillfully placed in patterns on the body depending on the injury or condition that needs to be treated. Our chiropractor applies it to varying degrees of tension over joints or muscles to provide support, pull soft tissues like muscles, tendons and ligaments into proper position, and enhance fluid draining to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Not only do many top athletes swear by the pain relieving action of taping, but now Dr. Secrest has a long line of patients who have also reported being able to “finally sleep through the night” and feel the healing effects of an adjustment further enhanced after an appointment. The tape does not hinder movement as it works, and patients can wear it for anywhere between 48 to 72 hours. It can also get wet without losing its adhesive or tension bearing properties just an hour after application.
Dr. Secrest offers this taping to patients for free after a chiropractic adjustment because he is excited about the results he has seen in the patients who participated in the taping study.
For patients who have tried taping, what were some of the positive effects stemming from the procedure?