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Kinesio Tape

Kinesio tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan in the early 1970s. Kase aimed to create a taping method for athletics that would assist in muscle and tissue healing without impeding range of motion. Though Kinesio tape had been used in Japan during the early 1980s, it was introduced to the world in
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Common Running Injuries & Prevention Methods

Running is perhaps one of the most common fitness activities known to man. But with the seemingly simple workout comes the potential risk of suffering various types of injuries. These injuries tend to cause a substantial amount of discomfort. In addition, if not cared for properly, they can lead to severe damage to muscles and
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High Heels: Are they a Health Hazard?

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but there is no doubt that shoes, especially high heels, are a close second. The perfect set of high heels can take an outfit from simple to fabulous in the blink of an eye. However what most heel lovers don’t know, is that high heels, when worn excessively
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The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy patients participate in while being guided in performing rehabilitation exercises within a pool setting. Because aquatic therapy is a seemingly less intense form of therapy, it is often used with patients whose bodies are not yet ready for land therapy, or who are not responding well to
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Study: Sleep Enhances Motor Skill Learning

Sleep. We all know that it has a substantial amount of benefits, including yielding boosts of energy and contributing to your relaxation efforts. Sleeping is a natural part of living that allows our bodies to rest usually after long, physically stimulating days. While we are sleep during the night, our bodies rest in virtually motionless
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50, is it the New 20?

So it’s official. You have come face-to-face with the infamous 50 birthday candles. You are now “over the hill” as the famous saying goes. Grandparenthood is fast approaching and retirement seems like it’s just around the corner. On the other hand, you can’t seem to watch your favorite movie without drifting off to sleep, your
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Rehabilitation for Cancer Survivors at RPI

Transitioning from a cancer patient into a cancer survivor is perhaps one of the most joyous times in the life of anyone who has experienced the horrible illness. They have endured painful body aches, sleepless nights, harsh chemo treatments, and perhaps even overcame the fear of death. Cancer survivors lose their hair, bodily strength, and
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Young Athletes at High Risk for Overuse Injuries

It is a parent’s worst fear. Strained ligaments, broken limbs, sore joints, aching fractures, the list goes on. The injuries sustained by athletes can be immensely brutal. However, when young athletes are the ones enduring these sports wounds, it makes it all the more distressing. Recent studies by physical therapists have suggested that young athletes
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How to Avoid Long Term Workstation Discomforts

In recent years, we have been hearing more and more about different computer-user related problems. Carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as some degrees of eye strain have been the prominent forerunners in the issues people have been having as a result of regular everyday use of their bodies in unnatural positions. These are not the
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Kinesio Taping Helps Speed Up Recovery in Physical Therapy Patients

The history of Kinesio tape Kinesio tape is an elastic tape that is made from a cotton strip and comes with an acrylic adhesive. This tape is commonly used to aid in the recovery of physical therapy patients. The tape was invented in 1970 by Joseph C. Komp. During the first decade of being introduced
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