Starting November 1st,2016, Dr. Liarsky will be offering RockTape and ART chiropractic appointments. These appointments include a focus on musle release therapy and the use of kinesiology tape, and will not include the diversified manipulation techniques most commonly used by chiropractors. RockTape is a special type of kinesiology tape commonly used around the world for various applications such as pain control, management of fluid dynamics, as well postural and movement support.
Our skin has a vast number of nerve endings as well as a great variety of receptors which transmit information (such as pain) to the brain. RockTape has been used to interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain. When these signals are changed, the brain can lower the intensity and overall sensation of pain.
The most common application of RockTape for fluid dynamics is for the decompression an area with swelling and inflammation. The tape can promote blood flow to and from the area of its application. This circulatory effect helps with carrying nutrients and removing the inflammatory by-products allowing for a faster healing of the tissues.
Taping for postural support allows us to facilitate normal joint movement patterns that have been changed due to long term wear-and-tear, sudden injury or the common daily postural strain.
We have been successfully using RockTape for the following conditions and presentations: Achilles pathologies, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, hamstring pulls, lower back and neck complaints, shin splints, pain associated with pregnancy.
Feel free to book a complimentary consultation for this appointment should you wish to discuss how this visit could benefit your health needs.