Not only does Kinesio-taping help prolong treatments, but it can be used as a stand alone therapy to help decrease pain, increase circulation and performance. Do you have a race over the weekend? Upcoming CrossFit Competition you’re training for? Are you sitting for prolonged periods, either at work or traveling? Or are you sore/in pain from a recent injury? Taping method can help!
FUNCTIONAL SPORTS THERAPY
At The Gym Maplewood, we believe in maximizing our clients’ performance on the field, at work or around the house. With extensive training in Functional Sports Therapy and athletic performance, THE GYM can provide specific regimens that meet your needs. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, or dedicated desk worker, we have the tools necessary to improve your quality of life!
FST is physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and postural dysfunction, while also focusing on injury prevention and injury recovery in both professional and recreational athletes to improvement and enhances performance.
These problems, often referred to as over-use injuries, can occur in three important ways:
Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
Lack of oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue prevents you from moving freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.