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Kinesio Taping for Sports Injury Prevention & Treatment in New York City
Since 2006, Dr. Shoshany was one of the first doctors in NYC to offer Kinesio Taping for injury prevention and treatment, a highly popular therapy with athletic New Yorkers. In an interview on CBS’s The Early Show in 2008, Dr. Shoshany explained the practical applications of kinesio taping for Olympic athletes and how it can benefit patients who suffered from muscular and sports injuries and how it is superior to traditional bandages and other restrictive methods. Furthermore, Dr Shoshany's associates physical therapists are also certified by RockTape as FMT (functional Movement Taping) providers, as well as being Kinesio Tape certified.
Dr. Shoshany offers primarily ROCKTAPE at his practice because it is the highest performing kinesio tape available for athletes and allows for safer training, even when an injury is previously present. Kinesio taping also delays muscle fatigue, which enhances athletic performance and lowers the incidence of muscular injuries by safely allowing the athlete to reach a measurably greater range of motion without restriction.
Because of its unilateral stretch design and elastic construction using top quality materials, RockTape provides biomechanical support that delays fatigue and enhances stability and endurance, making it an ideal companion for all types of athletes and even sedentary patients who are recovering from injuries.
Pain relief and rehabilitation are enhanced by the use of RockTape, allowing patients to achieve the best possible results without impairing their mobility as they recover. RockTape also assists in lymphatic draining and reduction of inflammation by strategically lifting the skin in the affected areas.
Treatment Utilizing Kinesio Taping and Rock Tape
Dr. Shoshany and his on staff Physical Therapists are certified RockTape doctors, well-versed in all the applications and benefits of taping for Crossfit athletes, marathon runners, dancers, fitness enthusiasts, as well as regular patients who suffer sprains and many other types of injuries. Kinesio taping is meant to enhance movement and endurance for optimum results during athletic performance and/or injury rehabilitation and does not restrict muscular function, which makes it an essential part of any physical fitness regime.
Integrating Kinesio Taping Treatment with Physical Therapies
Kinesio taping is rarely used as a standalone method of treatment that the NYC office. In the majority of cases, any form of assistive taping is used in conjunction with chiropractic, physical therapy, and can also include manual therapies like massage or the Graston Technique. Kinesio taping is also used after laser therapy sessions to protect the joint or muscle from a compounding injury, or to help in lymphatic drainage. For "fresh" injuries the class 4 laser can be used, and in the case of older, or more chronic injuries the cold laser therapy may be utilized. However, each case is treated as a unique event and the course of treatment reflects the patient's goals, lifestyle and history.
For additional information on the benefits of RockTape, to schedule a consultation, or to purchase kinesio tape in NYC, please contact our chiropractic office.