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Kinesio Taping

 



Kinesio Taping

For more than 25 years, Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy.

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.

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A professional trained in this technique best performs Kinesio Taping. If there is a correct way of doing something, then there is an incorrect way too. Dr Munderloh has been trained and certified in advanced Kinesio Tape application and contraindications.

In the mid-1970s, Dr. Kenzo Kase was already a well-known Japanese practitioner licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.

Dr. Kase was experienced with both Japanese and US norms for patient treatment. He began to have questions about the limitations of the Western medical mindset. He heard of a cryotherapy treatment for arthritis that utilized tape to adjust joint distortion. In Western medicine the presumption had been that once a joint is in a certain shape that cannot be changed. He was intrigued by the possibilities that this treatment could remediate the distortion.

He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human tissue, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.

To develop such a modality, he ordered supplies of the different athletic tapes that were available at that time. None of them gave him the results he was looking for. By trial and error, he realized that the source of the complaint was actually in the muscle, not in the joint or in the bone. To stabilize the joint he saw that it was more effective to tape around the muscle to achieve joint correction. The tapes that he was able to obtain were rigid, designed to immobilize the joint.

In cases of injury or overuse, the muscle loses its elasticity. Dr. Kase needed to develop a tape that would have the same elasticity as healthy human muscle. He knew from his practice that the tape would also need to stay on the skin where it was applied. He spent two years doing a lot of research relating to elasticity, adhesives and breathability. Finally, he came up with a tape that possessed the proper degree of elasticity, and that lifts the skin microscopically. From that beginning, Kinesio® Tex Tape was invented. Its unique properties were based on a study of kinesiology.


Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to

• Re-educate the neuromuscular system
• Reduce pain
• Enhance performance
• Prevent injury
• Promote improved circulation and healing

S.M.

Dr. Munderloh is amazing, I have had shoulder problems for years, this is the only office I have gone to and actually seen results. I also love the new system that sends you reminder text messages about upcoming appointments. If you like me your have a crazy schedule and need the reminder. Over all great system and amazing staff!!

D.C.

Having visited other chiropractic offices in Flagstaff, I feel Munderloh is the superior choice. Dr. Munderloh took much interest in the origin and history of my issues and provided immediate relief on the first visit. Most chiropractors know five basic techniques for adjustment from the Palmer school but he went well beyond.
We also worked on my range of motion as I have shoulder problems. Very impressive first visit and I would recommend this office to all.


V.D.

To Dr. Stiegler and Dr. Munderloh,
I wanted to comment on the shot I was given as an alternative to Knee Replacement surgery. As you both know I was in need of a Knee replacement surgery and had already checked on having it done. Like a lot of Baby Boomers I kept putting it off hoping it would go away if I ignored the pain.Well of course that didn't happen. The pain was only getting worse and I was having trouble sleeping because my knee would lock up and I would wake up in a very painful way. I could not move my knee in any direction. It was a painful and slow process to unlock the knee so I could move. I was being treated at Munderloh Integrated Medical for a different issue and decided to ask about alternatives to knee replacements. We discussed it and I was given some information about PalinGen to read. I read it and decided that it was the way for me to go instead of the surgery. I liked the fact that recovery was a daily process as I was doing my daily activities. The only difference was not to do high impact activities for about 2 weeks. So I did the shot in the office which I thought would be painful but was not. Within a week of getting the shot I was able to sleep through the night without waking up in pain. I did feel like I had lubrication in and around the kneecap which made it easier to move. My knee was not locking up as I slept anymore so I was able to sleep through the night. This is huge for me, because waking up with a locked knee is very painful. I was also told by friends that i was not limping like I used too. My knee is improving daily and I do not have the pain I used to. I do have some aches and discomfort when I do too much during the day but I can deal with that. My knee feels better and I have noticed that I can walk up stairs without holding on now.I look forward to continual improvement in my knee and am very pleased with the progress so far. I am grateful to Dr. Stiegler and Dr. Munderloh for helping me through this process and would highly recommend the procedure as an alternative to Knee Replacement surgery. I understand it is also used on Shoulders and other parts of the body as my Dr. had the same procedure done to his shoulder.

R.M.

The staff is always friendly, and I had the best massage today! The doctors really care about each patient, and take the time to figure out what is really wrong! I highly recommend getting in here! They will take the best care of you!

P.O.

I started coming to Munderloh Integrated Medical two months ago. The staff is very caring from Trent on up. Dr. Munderloh lsitens, is caring and is gentle with his adjustments.
Dr. Stiegler came up with a plan to reduce my over-all pain. He is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. For the first time in decade's I have hope. I would recommend these guys to anyone. It takes me two hours one way to get to their office, that says plenty.

C.M.

I absolutely love this place! I always get taken care of in the best way, and the front desk staff is always friendly and helpful! It's always too long until my next appointment, it can never come soon enough because every visit tops the last.

L.B.

This place was fantastic! I came here for the first time the other day, and the staff was friendly, and talkative. The doctor really asked the right questions, and got to the root of my problem. 10 out of 10 I would totally suggest this place!

T.S.

Dr. Munderloh and his team are AMAZING!!! They made the visit VERY enjoyable. Wouldn't go to anyone else. He is kind, friendly, and most of all he knows what he is doing! Can't wait for my next visit. Thank you guys so much!!

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