kinesio-tapingKinesio Taping involves using a specialized tape applied over and around muscles to stimulate muscles and reduce over-contraction. One technique provides support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling you to participate in physical activity with functional assistance. Another technique helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow 24 hours per day, this will reduce swelling. It is most commonly used during the acute stage of rehabilitation, but can be used throughout the entire process.

Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament / tendon, fascia, space modifying, and functional. Proprioceptive Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, laser therapy and electrical stimulation.

Schlenker Chiropractic uses Rocktape, a specialized brand of kinesiology tape.  Rocktape has 180% elasticity, which means it can stretch to almost twice its contracted length.  This stretch allows the athlete a fuller and better range of motion, other brands only offer 130-150% stretch.  In addition the glue that is used is “slickier” and bonds better to the skin especially in conditions where the tape may become wet by water or through excessive perspiration, like ironman triathlon.  While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.

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Treatment Anatomy

Our patients are encouraged to be active participants in their own care regarding diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Hover over a region of the body to learn more about common pain associated with that area.

Head

  • Concussion
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ (sometimes called TMD)
  • Nasal/Sinus Problems

Neck

  • Neck Pain
  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Torticollis
  • Arthritis

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Bicipital Tendinitis
  • Burstitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility

Mid Back

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Strains

Elbow

  • Tendonitis
  • Golfer‘s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Burstitis

Lower Back

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Strains

Hip

  • Hip Pain
  • Nerve Compression
  • Bursitis
  • Contracture
  • Sprains

Knee

  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated Kneecap
  • Chondromalacia
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Runner’s and Jumper’s Knee
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility

Hand/Wrist

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Depuytren’s Contracture
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Computer related pain

Foot/Ankle

  • Injuries and Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints