Kinesiotaping is a popular tool in the athletic world these days, and it is also becoming a common therapeutic tool for injury rehabilitation as well. The theory is that the elasticity of the tape can (when applied correctly) slightly elevate the skin and in doing so, potentially decrease pain, improve muscle strength, and increase circulation. […]
Some people with chronic neck pain have difficulty finding relief through traditional routes (chiropractic adjustments, medication, massage, physical therapy, etc…). If serious disease processes are ruled out, this mechanical type of neck pain will continue to occur because the offending cause is never addressed. There is usually some factor beneath the surface that persists in […]
The extreme combination of force, velocity, and range of motion during overhand throwing pushes shoulder and elbow joints to their limits. It’s not surprising then that shoulder and elbow injuries are so common in baseball and softball. Fortunately, research is showing us that with proper training, the risk of these injuries can be dramatically decreased.
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in our body. Unlike other joints, our shoulder depends almost entirely on a few muscles (the rotator cuff) to maintain stability. This unique structure combined with its extreme range of motion, makes the shoulder prone to a wide variety of injuries. One common shoulder injury is […]