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Kinesiology

Our Kinesiology Services

Kinesiology is the study of human body movement. The team at Valeo Health Clinic will do exactly that, study your movement and teach you how to train and correct the dysfunctions.

Movement Coaching

Learn How to Move Well

If you want to learn how to move well, let a Valeo Certified Kinesiologist teach you:

Movement Coaching is one of the most promising ways to get out of pain, gain mobility, get stronger and stay healthy. A Kinesiologists role is to fulfill any need you may have with exercise and training. They are highly trained and provide and knowledge and understanding with movement that's been missing.

Alternative Techniques

Find the Plan and Set the Goals You Want to Achieve

Kinesiologists are community based and accessible to work with you on improving your health and wellness. Kinesiologists provide a wide range of health services ranging from:

  • Fitness and health evaluations;
  • Exercise prescription;
  • Postural assessment and education;
  • Athletic training;
  • Exercise therapy and interventions;
  • Therapeutic application of heat and cold;
  • General nutritional counselling;
  • Ergonomics

Additional Therapies

Some of the other therapies that will likely be included in your treatments will include some of the following.

Kinesiology Taping

Taping can be used to help with inflammation and reduce pain, not to mention allow you to move better.

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Functional Movement Screening

This is a friendly, reliable tool which allows our clinicians to teach better movement.

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Movement Re-education

Moving well, feeling well is a major goal. We break down movement to its basic form to improve function and mobility.

Getting Started With Valeo

We know that you'd like to experience what chiropractic at Valeo has to offer. If you have any hesitations or specific questions that you would like to discuss prior to diving in on your new health journey, we would love to sit down and have a no-pressure conversation with you. All of our chiropractors offer FREE 15-minute chats with prospective new patients. No paperwork, no hassle, no pressure. We will be very open with whether we believe we are the right fit for you and will help direct you elsewhere if we are not. Please call to book your free 15 minute chat as our online scheduler does not accommodate for this option.

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The Benefits of Kinesiology Taping and Rocktape

Rocktape is a revolutionary new type of therapeutic kinesiology taping product designed to aid in the treatment and healing of various sports injuries, as well as improve physical performance. Common Problems that can be addressed using Rocktape Kinesiology Taping include issues such as Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis, Golfers Elbow, Shin Splints, Low Back Disorders, Rotator Cuff Problems, Plantar Fasciitis, Swollen Ankles, Tennis Elbow, Calf Strains, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, just to name a few.

We like to call Rocktape the duct tape of the human body because it is so versatile. It can be used to compress or decompress an area, depending on it’s application. It can be used to promote blood flow, or it can be used to help drain swelling. It can be used to decrease pain, but can also be used to increase your awareness of a specific area that needs attention. Depending on its application, it can also be used to activate or deactivate a muscle group to enhance performance or decrease risk of injury.

Because of its versatility and unique design (in comparison to other kinesiology tapes), Rocktape is used for a wide variety of applications:

Kinesiology Taping for Sports

Rocktape was built with the athlete in mind. Rocktape not only works wonders for injuries but also assists in coordination and movement. For instance, when athletes start to fatigue, they break form. Once form is less than optimal, so is performace, because form and function are interconnected and co-dependent.

We tape athletes for their injuries based on movement standards, orthopedic testing, and physical exam findings. However, what is a unique aspect to the training behind Rocktape is the use of PowerTaping protocol, which helps athletes extract every ounce of energy from their bodies and use it as efficiently as possible. How? By taping the body as a functional unit, emphasizing an entire chain of muscles according to how they work together to achieve the win.

Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy

Kinesiology Tape

The 9 months of pregnancy come along with all sorts of difficult changes to the body. Not only are there many hormonal and emotional changes, but there are enormous physical changes. Pregnancy is tough. Rocktape is tougher.

Rocktape has created many different taping standards and protocols with the goal of easing the pain and stress on the pregnant body. Got foot swelling? Rocktape can help. How about a sore and fatigued back from all the extra weight? Rocktape can help. Sciatica? Plantar Fasciitis? Rib Pain? Rocktape can help.

One of the most commonly used application during pregnancy is the Baby Belt and Front Sling. Rocktape can be used to literally create a sling around your body to help evenly distribute the weight of a pregnant belly. It can immensely reduce the fatigue of carrying around the extra pounds.

Kinesiology Tape

Rocktape – What Does it Do?

Rocktape is a type of kinesiology tape. It’s that colourful elastic tape that we sometimes put on your skin. Wondering why we use it or how it works? Here’s how:

1.
It turns down the volume on pain.

More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Similarly to how two equal and opposite radio frequencies cancel each other out to make no sound, Rocktape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain. When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears. Rocktape does so by affecting the nerve endings and different types of receptors in the skin of the injured area.

2.
It decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation.

When Rocktape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows for greater blood flow to and from and area, all while allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.

It does so by allowing congested or compressed blood vessels (capillaries, lymph vessels, arteries, veins) to flow more freely. It also creates more room in between layers of fascia, muscle, fat, skin, and other structures.

3.
It delays fatigue.

Research has shown that kinesiology tape (Rocktape) on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for areas that are currently not working very well.

4.
It normalizes muscle tone.

When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. What Rocktape can do is help to bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

5.
It spreads the physical stress.

Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all, Rocktape is meant to allow full movement of the taped area. However, through the elastic properties and quick recoil, it can help to distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

If you’re looking to understand more about Kinesiology Tape, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Check out Dr B’s blog post: 3 Misconceptions about Kinesiology Tape.
  2. Take a course from Rocktape USA or Rocktape Canada
  3. Visit the Valeo Health Clinic as a patient and experience it first hand!