DISCOVER HOW KINESIO TAPING CAN IMPROVE YOUR MOBILITY NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter 646-820-5669
INSIDE: • Everything You Need To Know About Kinesio Taping • Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • How Will I Benefit From Kinesio Taping?
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOWABOUT KINESIO TAPING
Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Richmond Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at 646-820-5669. taping will be an effective option for your treatment plan. If so, your physical therapist will explain how it will benefit your journey toward recoveryand thestep-by-stepprocess thatyouwillgo through toget there. Kinesio taping works by doing a few important things for your body. It helps in resetting the circuitry in the affected part of your body by correcting any faulty interactions between the skin and the muscles, joints, and tendons underneath.This results in an improvement of muscle strength and activity. Kinesio taping also works by blocking any pain receptors being sent to the brain. If those painful messages aren’t being received, the muscles in the affected area will loosen up and the likelihood for spasms will significantly decrease. Pain constricts an affected area, but if the pain is taken away, there suddenly becomes more freedom for blood flow and movement.
Have you suffered from an injury or condition that is affecting your everyday life? Pain can sometimes be so debilitating that it creates problems with your functional mobility, making daily tasks much more difficult than they used to be. Fortunately, the treatments provided within physical therapy clinics have been proven to help alleviate pain, promote healing, increase strength and range of motion, and most importantly, get patients back to comfortably living their normal lives. Physical therapists implement a variety of exercises and modalities into their treatment plans, based on the specific needs of each patient. Kinesio taping is among these, used to improve your mobility and provide support to your muscles, joints, and tendons. Your physical therapist will perform Kinesio taping by placing the strips of tape on the affected area of your body, as well as any other places that may be experiencing pain or stiffness. If you are experiencing pain and you think you could benefit from Kinesio taping, call our office to schedule an appointment today! What does Kinesio taping do? At your initial appointment, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, which will determine if Kinesio
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HOWWILL I BENEFIT FROMKINESIO TAPING?
There are many reasons why Kinesio taping may be used, but it is successful in providing some of the same results across the board. These include, but are not limited to: • Managing scar tissue. This is an especially common treatment after an injury, surgery, or another type of trauma has occurred. Healing from a trauma can cause a thick band of scar tissue to form over the affected area, which can inhibit signals of movement. Kinesio taping can provide a much-needed stretch to the scar tissue, making the signals of movement easier to communicate, and thus increasing your mobility. • Decreasing swelling. Injury, surgery, or even simple overuse of a certain part of your body can also result in swelling. Kinesio taping helps to decrease swelling by limiting the pressure between the skin and the tissues underneath. This allows any buildup of fluid to travel freely and promotes easier movement of the affected area. • Stabilizing joints. Some conditions may make it difficult for joints to stay in place. Kinesio taping can help stabilize and provide support for these joints, while still allowing them to move around their intended range of motion. • Relieving pain. One of the biggest benefits of Kinesio taping is pain relief. By blocking pain receptors, your brain doesn’t receive the painful messages from the affected area any longer, and the muscles relax as a result. This allows for more mobility, quicker healing, and a more comfortable treatment process overall. Kinesio taping has helped many of our patients get back to comfortably living their daily lives, without any lingering pain or stiffness. At Richmond PhysicalTherapy, our therapists will provide the very best Kinesio treatments
to assist you in reaching that same goal. We are dedicated to helping you reach your peak physical performance, and we would love to meet with you and create a plan to make that happen. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get started on your path toward recovery!
Sources: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=1870080 https://kinesiotaping.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Thelen-2008.pdf
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TURKEY PUMPKIN CHILI
INGREDIENTS • 2 cup chicken broth • 1 can pumpkin purée • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin • 3/4 tsp chili powder • 1/2 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 1 lb ground turkey
• 1 large onion • 2 cloves garlic
• 2 cans green chiles • 2 cans white beans • sour cream • shredded cheese • sliced radishes • fresh cilantro leaves
DIRECTIONS In a 5-to-6 quart slow cooker, whisk together chicken broth, pumpkin purée, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Add ground turkey, separated, and mix to combine. Fold in the onion, garlic cloves, green chiles, and white beans, and cook, covered, until the turkey is cooked through, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, radishes, and cilantro, if desired.
Courtesy of: goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a14898/slow-cooker-turkey-pumpkin-chili-recipe-wdy0115
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Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.
PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground.
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