Being injured stinks…They sideline your goals and mess up your plans, not to mention adding to the possibility of becoming deconditioned while allowing injuries to heal. I have battled recurring tendinitis in my legs over the last few years that have recently caused problems in my running. I have had to give up races and even stopped running completely due to tendinitis. Not only are you sidetracked physically, you can also become sidetracked emotionally and mentally waiting for your body to heal up. Yep, injuries stink.
If you love being active then you are probably no stranger to injury. While being active is an incredible gift we give ourselves, the road to fitness and adventure is often paved with injury. But, there are ways to prevent and heal injuries so they don’t become a regular occurrence. One way that we can address injuries of all kinds is by using athletic tape.
Over a month ago I had the great opportunity to interview Ryan Kendrick, BPhty, MPhtySt., musculoskeletal physiotherapist and co-founder of Dynamic Tape. If you love kinesiology, then you will enjoy my interview with Ryan! In our following interview, Ryan gives us the run-down on athletic taping, how and when it should be used for sports injuries, and how it’s being used outside of the sports world (such as improving mobility in cerebral palsy and stroke patients). Using a non-rigid, dynamic tape can absorb load and shock, but it also injects energy into the kinetic chain like a bungee cord so people can perform better with improved efficiency. Neat!
Here’s the interview! Unfortunately the sound quality is lacking, but since this is my first audio interview, I would say that it turned out awesome! All of the photos included in the video are used with permission from the Dynamic Tape website and Facebook page. They feature world class athletes from around the globe who are using Dynamic Tape. Enjoy the interview!
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