Kinesio Tape is a therapeutic procedure using special tape invented by Japanese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, D.C. Powell Chiropractic offers Kinesio Tape to help support your Chiropractic Adjustment by supporting muscles and joints while removing congestion (swelling) from areas of inflammation.
1. REDUCES PAIN by causing the body to release Endorphins and Encephalons (the body's natural pain relievers).
2. HELPS ADJUSTMENTS HOLD by gently supporting the area.
3. REDUCES SWELLING by improving lymphatic flow.
4. CORRECTS MUSCLE FUNCTION by reducing muscle fatigue and over contraction.
You may have noticed Kinesio Tape on Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh's shoulder or read about Kinesio Tape in Lance Armstrong's, Every Second Counts, where he refers to Kinesio Tape as "Something better than any laser, wrap or electric massager...Special tape that came from Japan .... Every morning before the stage, they would tape us up, different parts of our bodies.... George's back, Chechu's knees. Sometimes we'd be so wrapped up in hot-pink tape that we'd look like dolls, a bunch of broken dolls. But the next day the pain...was gone."
Powell Chiropractic offers Kinesio Tape in several colors (not just pink!), it does not contain latex, and its uses are seemingly endless!
HOW DOES KINESIO TAPE WORK?
Conventional athletic tape is designed to restrict the movement of affected muscles and joints. For this purpose, several layers of tape must be rolled on the affected areas, applying significant pressure and resulting in the obstructuion of the flow of bodily fluids. That is why athletic tape is usually applied before an activity and removed soon there after. On the other hand, Kinesio Taping allows free range of motion in order to allow the body's own muscular system to heal itself biomechanically. The tape itself is very thin and the wave like glue pattern of the tape allows the skin to virtually be lifted from the affected area and gently massages the area during movement allowing for lymph and circulation improvement along with joint stability.
The doctors at Powell Chiropractic have taken special training to be able to follow Kinesio Tape protocol for taping. Call our office at 366-2518 to set up your appointment for taping or to learn more about how Kinesio Tape can benefit you.
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I feel truly blessed to have found Powell Chiropractic in more ways then one. I started seeing Dr. Powell because I suffer from tension headaches that turn into migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He has helped me keep my tension headaches and IBS under control which allows me to enjoy my life without being under home arrest.
However, the true reason why I feel blessed to have met Dr. Powell is because he has helped my now 7 year old daughter. In January, 2009, my daughter was just 4 1/2 years old; she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had to undergo surgery which caused her to basically be a vegetable. My daughter had to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, drink, everything except breathe. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and tons of other therapies, she was still having a lot of balance issues and had slow processing. She would fall down all the time and had bruises and scrapes on her legs to show for it. We had to make 3 ER visits within a 6 month time period because of falls. If you asked her a question, you would have to wait an extended time in order for her to answer. In August of 2011, I took my daughter to the Center of Development of Disabilities (CDD) at the University of Iowa to be evaluated. An occupational therapist (OT), a physical therapist (PT), a psycologist, and an education consultant all evaluated her. It was determined that my daughter had a cognitive delay and they recommended OT and PT once a week.
During the same month as the CDD evaluation (August, 2011), I decided to have my daughter seen by Dr. Mike Powell. I will admit that I was skeptical at first but I was willing to try anything for my daughter. So I opted out of having her seen by an OT and PT and was just having her seen by Dr. Powell; so I would be able to tell what had helped my daughter. Dr. Powell had me doing simple eye exercises with her 2 times a day. Then we added some balance beam-type exercises and then we started playing catch. Now only 10 months later and after all the different exercises and several adjustments, my daughter is now running, playing and responding almost like any other typical 8 year old. She is now able to actually jump again which before was impossible without falling. Dr. Powell has done wonders with my daughter. He has given me back the peace of mind in knowing that I can send her to school and not have to worry whether or not we have have to make an ER visit because of a fall.
He doesn't rush through our appointments. He takes the time to listen to you and makes sure that you understand his instructions. The only thing I do regret is not finding him sooner. Dr. Powell is a very friendly, caring person and an amazing chiropractor! The entire staff at Powell Chiropractic is absolutely amazing. Everyone is very nice, patient and helpful. The office actually caters towards children as well. They have coloring pages and puzzles to help entertain my girls while I am being adjusted.
Thank you for giving my daughter her balance back and I know she will continue to improve as time goes on with your help.