Kinesiology is a complimentary therapy used to identify and correct internal issues to relieve stress, allergies, and pain. Being described as a complimentary therapy, kinesiology is not meant to be a cure-all for the patient, but a secondary method of increasing positive results of the original therapy; this method however can be used as a primary or secondary form of therapy depending on the results for the patient and satisfaction with said results. During treatment the doctor tests 14 different areas of muscles balance, these major muscles and how they react are believed to uncover problems that need correction which cannot be found with any other testing (Rude Health).
Controlled increases in physical stress through progressive resistive exercise cause muscle fibers to hypertrophy and become capable of generating greater force.3 Early emphasis is on restoring joint range of motion and muscle flexibility, however, resistive exercises are not delayed. The initial emphasis of muscle loading should be on endurance, accomplished with lower loads and higher repetitions. Progressive resistive exercises are initiated at the available range and progressed to new positions as wrist range of motion returns in all planes. Both the overload principle and the SAID Principle (Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands) are important considerations in therapeutic exercise dosing.1,3,11 Within pain tolerance, dosing progressive resistive exercises that maintain a therapeutic stress level will encourage muscle tissue hypertrophy. Finding activities that produce the correct force and repetition, without injury, is the goal of the remobilization period. Starting with low force, moderate to high repetitions, and encouraging therapeutic rest following induced stress is important to both the overload principle and the SAID Principle. Additionally, it is important to prevent dosing resistive exercises that exceed optimal stress, which may result in injury. The patient’s response to therapeutic exercise should be assessed during, immediately following,
Dr. Kenzo Case, an esteemed chiropractor and acupuncturist invented Kinesio Tape in the 1970’s when working with patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. This patient population inspired a treatment that would help the body facilitate its own method of pain relief and structural support. Dr. Case continues his research in the United States and Japan .
JB recalled his knee difficulties beginning in early adolescence. He had no specific injury, but the discomfort began a few months after he became involved in athletics. His surgical history consists of two knee operations. The first surgery was at age 16 and the second was several years later. He has been treated frequently over the years for this problem. Recently the number of physician's visits has increased ...
While over the spring break my father, boyfriend, and I partook in supporting our home towns local ice hockey team the San Antonio Rampage take on Grand Rapids Griffins. However, while going through the procedure of finding our seats, attaining snacks and beverages, and watching the game I was able to examine different kinesiology components throughout the event. Just by entering the AT&T center one can be overwhelmed by the lights and excitement of everything going on however, the organization going on here is very extensive and if broken down they can analyze how everything can relate to sports kinesiology in some way.
Recent research has found evidence to support these claims. Several research articles claim that static stretching may have detrimental effects towards both recreational and professional athletes. The article, Does Pre-exercise Static Stretching Inhibit Maximal Muscular Performance? A Meta-Analytical Review states that static stretching before exercise can actually have significant negative effects on movements requiring maximal muscle strength and explosive muscular performance and should be avoided (Simic, Sarabon, & Markovic, 2012). In Kovak’s article, The Argument Against Static Stretching Before Sport and Physical Activity (2006) and Yamaguchi et al.’s article, Acute Effect of Static Stretching on Power Output During Concentric Dynamic Constant External Resistance Leg Extension (2006), the authors also claimed that static stretching before exercise may decrease physical and power performance. According to Sobolewski, Wagner, and Bressel’s article, Effect of Static Stretching and Jogging on Knee Extension Isokinetic Peak Torque (2011) static stretching alone did not yield significant results in the reduction of knee extension isokinetic peak torque and concluded that static stretching does not necessarily need to be recommended before a maximal effort. These factors may be due to the fact that static stretching relaxes the
The human body is naturally susceptible to injury in everyday living environments, and is more prominently susceptible in sporting environments. The risk of acquiring a certain injury is inevitable as causations can pertain to anatomical and physiological conditions, as well as extrinsic factors, such as choice of activity. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a prevalent injury of the lower leg that primarily affects athletes participating in running sports, and occasionally non-athletic individuals, as described by Edmundsson, Toolanen, and Sojka in 2007 (1). Whitesides et al. 2013, state that before the first diagnoses of CECS in the 1950s, it was initially believed that CECS was a form of shin splints (anterior tibial enthesistis) (2). Due to the extensive research completed on the condition, today, it is demonstrated to be a distinct clinical entity. With such extensive research, an overlap has been established in literature when defining the condition, as the causation is truly unknown. The most commonly accepted definition as asserted by Moheler et al. in 1997, Blackman in 2000, and Hislop et al. in 2003, describes CECS as a condition which muscle compartment pressure is increased due to chronic exertion which interferes with the blood circulation of the tissues at the specific compartment resulting in ischemia, pain, and short term neurological deficits (3-5). This paper will explore CECS of the anterior crural compartment of the lower leg to establish an understanding of its prominence in the anterior crural compartment, and whether or not a change in running mechanics will alleviate or prevent such injury from occurring. The running mechanics of human beings has altered over the course of many years from a d...
There are many types of forces that are applied throughout the day that the knee joint can
With the aim of the project identified, the scope of the project was narrowed to coincide with the time available for the project. It was decided to narrow the focus of the project to one specific joint and the joint chosen was the knee. An investigation was undertaken to better understand the knee joint in order to evaluate how the system proposed by this project could help improve knee rehabilitation. The knee joint is the largest, most complex, and possibly the most vulnerable joint in the body, it is medically known as the tibiofemoral joint. This joint is a complex hinge joint and in addition to allowing flexion and extension, it permits limited rolling, gliding, and rotational movement. This joint is dependent on the muscles and ligaments which surround it for strength. The structure of knee is examined below:
Anderson, D. I., & Sidaway, B. (2013) Kicking biomechanics: Importance of balance. Lower Extremity Review Magazine.
The purpose of the squat is to train the muscles around the knees and hip joints, as well as to develop strength in the lower back, for execution of basic skills required in many sporting events and activities of daily living. Because a strong and stable knee is extremely important to an athlete or patient’s success, an understanding of knee biomechanics while performing the squat is helpful to therapists, trainers, and athletes alike (11). Because most activities of daily living require the coordinated contraction of several muscle groups at once, and squatting (a multi-joint movement) is one of the few strength training exercises that is able to effectively recruit multiple muscle groups in a single movement, squats are considered one of the most functional and efficient weight-bearing exercises whether an individual’s goals are sport specific or are for an increased quality of life
Lee SE, Cho SH. The effect of McConnell taping on vastus medialis and lateralis activity during squatting in adults with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation. 2013;9(2):326-330
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