Dr. Gene enjoys staying active in his free time with many health and fitness activities including running, weight training, golf, and softball. At Coastal Chiropractic we know sports and fitness is important to a lot of people’s lives and we offer techniques to help prevent some injuries from happening as well as treat sports injuries to get you back up and moving quickly.
One of the services we offer for sports injuries is Kinesio Taping. You may have noticed athletes in the Olympic games, as well as other athletes wearing colorful tape in interesting patterns on all different parts of the body. These have actually been around for about 20 years and were developed by a chiropractor, but are gaining in popularity both in the athletic arena, and now more and more commonly among those less active as well.
These taping patterns are a non-medicated cotton tape that you apply to your body wherever it hurts. These are made of one continuous piece of Kinesiology tape (or sometimes several put together) so that it integrates with the body in a super-functional manner. The tape has a very specific elasticity built into the weave pattern of the cotton fabric, which mimics the elasticity and thickness of human skin, allowing it to integrate, support and stabilize without adversely affecting healthy ranges of motion.
We have been using these more and more frequently in the office and people are seeing great results. By the way, these are not only for serious athletes – they can also be used for anyone else suffering from acute and chronic painful conditions. We also use these for postural improvement and retraining.
Our office will provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care in a caring supportive environment. Whether you are in the middle of health crisis from a new injury or a chronic condition, or you are ready to make the critical transition to a healthier lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you and your family reach your health goals.