Kinesiotaping: Why Tape That? PT Blog   •   April, 2018 Kinesiotaping. Is it beneficial or just an Olympic hype? Also, what exactly is that colorful tape? Kinesiotape, defined by Dr. Kase, states that it provides support and stability while facilitating the body's natural healing process while not restricting range of motion, thus aiding the benefits of manual therapy. I'd like to take a look at some studies and whether or not kinesiotape proves beneficial: A study examining the effects of kinesiotaping on pain in the osteoarthritic knee patient found no benefit with taping and quads strengthening compared to strengthening alone. Another study examining kinesiotaping effects on [...]


Are You Using NMES Appropriately in the ACL Patient?

NMES with Movement in the ACL patient: Better Than a Quad Set?  PT Blog   •   January, 2018 How often do you utilize NMES? For a while we have known the efficacy of NMES on quads strength in various patient populations, ranging from post-operative TKA to ACL patients.  NMES can be a useful tool to allow early recruitment of the quadriceps muscle, especially in those with inhibition. Typically, NMES is utilized while performing quad sets in order to improve contraction and activation. This study , however, looks at NMES superimposed on a sit-to-stand-to-sit (STSTS) movement in the ACL reconstruction patient population to not only improve strength, [...]

Are You Using NMES Appropriately in the ACL Patient?2018-01-29T03:26:39+00:00
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