Whether you’re an amateur or professional sports player, there’s no doubt that each new season brings about an increased risk of injury often due to inadequate preparation or progressing too quickly. However, our concern at Gonnet Chiropractic is how these injuries are managed as it will determine how quickly and well an athlete will heal. Appropriate and professional management of a sporting injury can prevent further complications down the track and may get you onto the field, court or track much sooner than if the injury was ignored.
Sports taping, or kinesiology tape as it is also known, helps restrict unwanted movement in:
- Ankles: to stop the ankle moving sideways, reducing the risk of sprain or to assist in the recovery of damaged ligaments
- Knees: to control your kneecap movement if you experience pain from a previous injury, poor alignment or your biomechanics.
- Lower back: lumbar taping eases lower back pain by restricting your movement leaning forwards (for example when lifting or slouching).
- Mid back: thoracic taping helps with posture by pulling your shoulders back and down.