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Taping: Is it Helpful, or Will You Become Dependent on It?

Taping: Is it Helpful, or Will You Become Dependent on It?

If you ask 10 physical therapists or chiropractors about taping, you’ll probably get 10 different opinions about it…

Some would tell you that taping is great, others might say it’s okay in certain situations, and a few might even tell you they don’t like it…

So which is it?

Is taping actually helping you with your recovery, or is it just a “crutch”?

As you can probably guess, I certainly have my own opinion on the topic (hence the blog post and video!).

And as you can imagine, I tend to think my opinions are correct (it’s human nature, right?!).

Here’s my opinion in a nutshell:

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How to Eliminate Recurrent Muscle Injuries (Sprains & Minor Tears)

Just the other day, a friend of mine called to ask me about some issues he was having with recurrent muscle issues.

Like me, Mark loves to play basketball…and now that he’s in his 40’s, some of his minor aches and pains are starting to catch up with him.

After injuring his calf muscle while playing basketball, he wanted to know what he could do to prevent these recurrent, annoying muscle sprains.

I’ll explain what I told Mark to do in today’s video. Enjoy!

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“To Run or Not to Run” – 4 Simple Tips to Returning to Running After an Injury (Heel Pain)

“To Run or Not to Run” – 4 Simple Tips to Returning to Running After an Injury (Heel Pain)

Earlier this week, I had a patient who had been struggling with heel pain and plantar fasciitis who was finally ready to start running again…
But we hit a major roadblock. Let me tell you the patient’s main concern:
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“I’d really love to start running again, but I’ve been struggling with this heel pain for so long and I really don’t want it to come back.
My pain has only been completely gone for the last week, so how do I know that running won’t just bring the pain right back?

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How to Stop Stubborn Achilles Pain

How to Stop Stubborn Achilles Pain

Dealing with pain around your feet and ankles can to really difficult to treat.
Unlike most body parts, like the shoulders and arms, you really can’t stop using for feet for any length of time. (Unless you’re in one of those zippy power chairs!)
This means that even if taking the stress off your feet for a day or two would give them time to heal, it just isn’t feasible.

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Are Flip-Flops Good or Bad?

Just this last week, I had the honor I’ve giving my humble opinions about flip-flops… Before I give you the link to the article, let me just say a few things… Depending on how well you already k…

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