Archive for August, 2012
” A few weeks ago I sprained my elbow. I’m a massage therapist and a Chiropractic assistant so any injury to my upper body can potentially effect my work. I was worried. Fortunately, I had Dr. Gina to turn to for help. As soon as I told her what happened she said “I want to tape it”. I knew what she meant because I had seen her tape patients injuries in the past. Not only was there constant pain in the bicep and forearm but I couldn’t straighten my arm or lift anything over a few pounds.On Friday, Dr. Gina put the kinesiotape on and within 30 minutes I could feel it working, getting warm and improving the range of motion.
Dr. Gina is a Chiropractor St Louis that has been practicing since 1999. She is the owner of Chiropractic Care & Sports Rehab.
That afternoon I heard a story on NPR about the Olympic Athletes wearing this Kinesio tape to improve their performance and support past injuries. All weekend I was being asked my friends and strangers what that stuff on my arm was. I was happy to have the reference of the Olympics and explain to them that although not a lot of studies or research has been done, I can honestly say this stuff works!
By Sunday night I could move freely and felt stronger, I took the tape off. On Monday the pain came back. Dr. Gina taped it again on Tuesday, only two pieces and in a different pattern to effect different muscles. My elbow felt supported and all the swelling went away. It was truly amazing how much better I felt having the Kinesio tape.
No matter what you read or hear, until you are hurt so bad you’re in tears and something a simple as a few strips of tape heal your body you cant say this stuff doesn’t work. I am proof.
Here is link to learn more about this amazing advance in physical health http://www.kinesiotaping.com/. Please call the office if you would like to make an appointment or speak to me (314) 439-5548.”
-MollieShea Stephens, LMT