Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kinesio Taping with Emphasis on Orthopedics & Sports Medicine NEW to VHCC

Dr. Stephen Winner applies Kinesio Tex Tape to
a patient for treatment of a sports injury.
Dr. Stephen Winner, Physical Therapist at Versailles Health Care Center, recently received training in Kinesio Taping with an emphasis on Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. Dr. Winner is now certified in this effective method of treatment. Kinesio Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Additionally, this method provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.

Dr. Winner’s training consisted of the application of the Kinesio Taping Method to relax and stimulate muscles which improves pain, swelling, joint mobility and stability. He was taught various taping techniques for treatment of the spine and upper/lower extremity dysfunction as well as for treatment of unique conditions using the concepts and principles of the Kinseio Taping Method.

Conditions treated with Kinesio Taping include: sprains and strains, athletic injury, muscle spasms, trigger points, muscle weakness, sciatica, migraines, cervicogenic headaches, RTC pain, tendonitis, bursitis, scoliosis, joint pain, edema, muscle soreness, scar reduction, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, patellar tacking, post surgery rehab, and many more.

“Kinesio Taping has allowed me to tape and successfully treat nearly any condition. Patients have described this tape as “magic tape” and frequently ask to be taped at the conclusion of every appointment,” said Dr. Winner, PT, DPT, CKTP.

The Kinesio Taping Method differs from athletic strapping tape in many ways. Athletic strapping tape is used mostly to limit range of motion and to constrict muscle movement. Whereas the Kinesio Taping Method is used to create a bridge over the areas that are injured so that athletes can perform sport movements and have either prophylactic support or support to an injured part of the body. Athletic tape is typically removed after the end of an athletic event, but Kinesio Tex Tape is worn up to five days.

If you are interested in learning more about Kinesio Taping offered at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center, contact Dr. Winner at 937-526-5570. The Rehab Clinic at VHCC offers outpatient and inpatient therapy services to people of all ages and offers a flexible schedule. Specialty programs offered are Sports Medicine, Post Surgery Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab, Joint Replacement, Manual Therapy, Pain Management, Parkinson’s Therapy, Vestibular (Balance) Rehab, Stroke Recovery, and much more.

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