We are all probably aware of the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method used for pain and injuries. In this article I am going to look at how the latest research shows us that this method probably isn’t as effective as we thought it once was and will also show you what method we would be better off using.
A common issue I treat in my studio is knee pain. The range of people suffering from knee pain can be quite big, anyone from athletes to weekend runners, whose biomechanics could be causing their knee pain, through the population who may be suffering with some from of degeneration (arthritis for example). The way I treat people, depending on the cause of their knee pain is quite different, but one technique I have found useful for most people who suffer knee pain is the use of kinesiology tape. It is great for helping calm down the symptoms and easing discomfort. Whilst it won't correct the underlying cause, its good to ease the pain whilst the underlying cause gets corrected.
Watch this video here on how to tape knee pain. Knee taping video.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
Ever seen that brightly coloured tape a lot of the sports star where? It’s not just limited to sport stars, you may have even seen your local athletes wearing it, or you may even see people in everyday life using it, but what is Kinesiology tape, and more importantly does it actually work.
After many years working as a Therapist, Pilates Instructor and Fitness Instructor, one thing I have noticed is that most of us don’t spend enough time trying helping prevent injury. I don’t just mean injury on the sports picture or in the gym, I’m also talking about preventing injury through every day activities, back pain from sitting in the office to long, the dull shoulder ache we have been doing our best to pretend isn’t there.. You get the picture.
Normally we only seek help once it’s a bit too late, when the injury has occurred or when we can’t ignore that dull ache anymore.
If you watched any of the London marathon, FA cup semi final or any other sporting event recently then the chances are you may have seen some of those athletes wearing brightly coloured tape over their bodies. If you ever wondered what it is, I am going to tell you in this article, but more importantly I am going to give you some advice on how it can benefit you.
It is a common misconception that a Massage (particularly a Sports Massage or Deep tissue Massage) should be painful in order to achieve results. If we think about it, a lot of time people seek a massage treatment because they are in some sort of pain... so why go and have something where you get more pain?
Luckily things have progressed on over recent years and the “no pain no gain” mindset is slowly being changed when it comes to Massage.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!