Chiropractic For Sports Injuries
Dr. Todd Salow has successfully completed the requirements to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP). This training aids in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing diagnostic skills and patient care. The DACBSP accreditation provides education that assures teams and athletes that the doctor has met a high level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Todd L. Salow joins 300 others nationally who hold this designation. He is also certified in Kinesio Taping.
Activities can exert a tremendous amount of stress on the spinal column and joints. Dr. Salow works with amateur through professional athletes for optimal health to prevent injury. Unfortunately injuries occur, but with chiropractic for sports injuries, clients regain strength and avoid chronic issues.
A sports injury such as a sprained ankle or sore back can result from poor technique or lead to poor technique when an individual athlete overcompensates for an injury favoring one side of his or her body or one position. Sports injuries also lead to secondary pains and problems. Dr. Todd Salow treats not just the specific location of pain, but the areas radiating out from it as well.
Eastern Iowa Kinesio Taping
Kinesio Taping is a procedure that utilizes a special tape that helps to support chiropractic adjustments while still allowing for free range of motion within the muscles. The tape is very thin and the wave like glue pattern allows the skin to be lifted from the affected area.
There are a number of benefits to Kinesio taping that far outweigh traditional taping methods of the past. These include:
- Muscle Support: Kinesio tape supports the muscle’s ability to contract. This can relieve any pain or fatigue felt in the muscle and prevents cramping.
- Joint Corrections: Using the tape properly will increase the range of motion in your joints and loosen your muscles.
- Self Healing: There is no medicine or drugs in Kinesio tape. It instead works by allowing your body to heal itself.
- Allowing flow of body fluids: Kinesio tape promotes and improves blood and lymphatic circulation. This will reduce inflammation in your body’s tissue.
At Eastern Iowa Chiropractic Centre, Dr. Sallow has extensive knowledge and training in Kinesio taping. You may notice many professional athletes utilizing Kinesio taping on television. However, Kinesio taping is not just for professional athletes. It can be used by anyone seeking to manage pain, relax the muscles or reduce inflammation.