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Top Kinesiology Tape Jobs Everyone Should Know

* Relieves pain and muscle fatigue

* Ameliorate circulation and lymphatic flow via superficial activation while decreasing inflammation

* Corrects muscle function through decrease of muscle tension and strengthening of the weakened muscle

* Corrects misalignment of joints

* Returns body to homeostasis.

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* Works with the body to allow and increase normal range of motion

* May normalize length/tension ratios to optimize force

* Assist and ameliorate tissue recovery

* Gives back epidermal tissue homeostasis

* Reduce inflammation and pressure on mechanical receptors

 

Contusion / bruise

You will need:

1 strip of I-kinesiotape
Self Taping is possible

Step 1 : Apply the I-shaped sport tape on the bruise’s spot. The sport tape should be stretched in the center at 70 to 80% and no stretch at the sides.

Step 2 : For additional assistance you can apply a second sport tape (overlapping) in the same way through the first.

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Contusions/bruises happen when a direct blow or repeated blows from an object hit a part of the body, crushing underneath muscle fibers and connective tissue without destroying the skin. A bruise can be the result of falling or jamming the body against a hard surface.

Sometimes a pool of blood accumulates within damaged tissue, and forms a lump over the contusion (hematoma). In severe cases, swelling and bleeding under the skin may have shock consequences. If tissue damage is extensive, you might also have a broken bone, dislocated joint, sprain, torn muscle, or another type of injuries.

Bruises cause swelling and pain and limit joint range of motion near the injury. Torn blood vessels might be responsible for bluish discoloration. The harmed muscle may feel weak and stiff.

To manage pain, bleeding, and inflammation, put the muscle in a soft stretch position and use the RICE formula:

* Rest: Protect the injured spot from further harm by stopping activity. You may also use a protection (i.e., crutches, sling).

* Ice: Apply ice wrapped in a clean tissue. (Remove ice after 20 minutes.)

* Compression: Lightly wrap the harmed spot in a soft bandage or ace wrap.

* Elevation: Raise it to a level above the heart.

For the first two days after injury (acute phase), you will probably have to continue using rest, ice, compression bandages, and elevation of the injured area to control bleeding, swelling, and pain. During the healing of the injured part, be sure to keep training the uninjured parts of your body to keep your overall fitness levelled.

Afterwards, inflammation should start to go down and the contusion might feel a little bit better.

 

Indigestion

You will need :
2 Pieces of I-Shaped Kinesiotape
Self Taping is possible

Step 1 :
Stick the I-Shaped kinesiotape on the center of the stomach just above the belly button, with a soft stretch on the middle and no stretch on the sides.

Step 2 : Stick another I-shaped kinesiotape perpendicularly to the first kinesiotape with the same stretch application than the first.

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Indigestion is very common within adults and can happen once in a while and any day.

Indigestion can be caused by a disease in the digestive tract such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, cancer, or unusual condition of the pancreas or bile ducts.

People suffering of indigestion present at least one of the following symptoms:

* Fullness during a meal. The person feels to have eaten too much or that she/he cannot finish the meal.

* Bothersome fullness after a meal. The person might have the sensation that the food is staying in the stomach too long.

* Epigastric pain. The epigastric area is between the lower end of the chest bone and the navel. The person may have epigastric pain ranging from mild to severe.

* Epigastric burning. The person feels a very uncomfortable sensation of heat in the epigastric area.

 

Frozen Shoulder

You will need :
4 Y-shaped kinesiotaping strips
1 I-shaped kinesiotaping strip
Self taping is possible

Step 1 : Stick a Y shaped kinesiotaping strip on the side of the shoulder until the back part of the shoulder as shown on the figure.

Step 2 : Apply another Y shaped sport tape on the upper arm and stick the lateral wing to the upper part of the shoulder while holding the arm lifted forward to stretch the posterior part of the shoulder.

Step 3 : Stick the front wing of the Y shaped kinesiotape to the top of the shoulder while holding the arm behind the back, to stretch the anterior part of the shoulder.

Step 4 : Apply another Y shaped sport tape on the back of the superior part of the shoulder, starting from the spine.

Step 5 : Stick another Y shaped sport tape on the front part of the shoulder towards the chest.

Step 6 : Finally add another I shaped kinesiotaping strip on the shoulder joint, in a vertical position starting from the upper arm.

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The origins of the frozen shoulder are not entirely determined. The process involves thickening and contracture of the capsule around the shoulder joint.

Frozen shoulder happens commonly in individuals suffering from diabetes, affecting 10 to 20% of these individuals. Other associated medical issues with augmented risk of frozen shoulder include: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson\’s disease, and cardiac disease or surgery.

Frozen shoulder can appear after the immobilization of the shoulder for a certain amount of time. Attempts to prevent frozen shoulder include early motion of the shoulder after it has been injured.

Symptoms

– Sensation due to frozen shoulder is usually dull or painful. It can be worsened with attempted motion. The pain is normally located over the outer shoulder area and less frequently on the upper arm.

– The characteristic of the disease is restricted motion or stiffness in the shoulder. The affected individual cannot move the shoulder properly. Motion is also limited when someone else attempts to move the patient’s shoulder.

Treatment

Frozen shoulder will usually recover itself. However, this takes a while, occasionally up to two to three years. Treatment is aimed at pain control and restoring motion.

 

Shoulder Pain from Overuse

You will need :
2 Y shaped kinesiotaping strips

A partner too apply the kinesiotaping strips

Step 1 : Apply the first Y kinesiotape to the front part of the shoulder and stick the wings on the chest while holding the arm against the back.

Step 2: Apply the second Y sport tape on the front shoulder and fix the wings on the inner side of the elbow while bending the elbow a little bit.

Step 3: No stretched applied

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What people call “the shoulder” is in fact several joints combining tendons and muscles which allows a wide range of movements to the arm, from the scratching of your back to the throwing of a little rock. However movement has a price. It might increase problems with instability or troubles of soft tissue resulting in pain. Feeling pain may only happen when the shoulder is moved, or all of the time. The pain may be temporary and vanish after a small period of time, or it may keep on going and thus require medical diagnosis and treatment.

Cause

Most shoulder problems involve the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than bones. And most problems fall can be divided in three main types:

* tendinitis/bursitis

* injury/instability

* arthritis

Treatment

Treatment generally requires altering activities, rest and physical therapy to help you improve shoulder strength and flexibility.

Surgery may be required to resolve shoulder problems; however, 90 percent of patients with shoulder pain will follow simple healing methods such as altering activities, rest, exercise and medication.

Common sense solutions such as avoiding overexertion or overdoing activities which are not part of your daily basis can help you to prevent shoulder problems.

 

Intercostals’ Neuralgia

You will need :

4 long Y-Shaped kinesiotaping strips and a partner for the application

Step 1 : Apply the base of the two Y-Shaped sport tapes on the side of the rib cage, starting from the belly, and stick the wings towards the back, as described on the picture, while lifting the arms up.

Step 2 : Apply the base of the two Y-Shaped sport tapes on the side of the rib cage, starting from the back, towards the chest while lifting the arms.

Step 3 : No stretch applied.

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Intercostals’ neuralgia is a rare pain that involves the intercostals’ nerves that alimenting the muscles between the ribs. Patients with intercostals’ neuralgia experience bands of pain along the rib cage. The pain is commonly intermittent and spasmodic. The intensity of pain depends on different factors.

People can develop intercostals’ neuralgia after an injury that involved the nerves or as a consequence of a degenerative disease that pinches or otherwise damages the nerves. Typically, people experience pain while breathing, coughing, and laughing. They might feel pain during efforts too. Intercostals’ neuralgia can manifest as tingling, numbness, itchiness, or pain which can be felt at different moments. In some situations, the pain is intense and sharp, sometimes described as being “like a lightning bolt.”

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) : Elbow

You will need:  2 Y-Shaped kinesiotaping strips, and a partner for the application

Step 1 : Apply the base of the Y-shaped sport tape to the exterior part of the elbow, and stick the two wings on the triceps muscle while holding the hand on the back of the neck so that the elbow is bent.

Step 2 : Attach the other Y-shaped kinesiotape to the lateral side of the elbow sticking one wing toward the wrist and the other across the forearm.

Step 3 : No stretch is applied.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that strikes several joints all around the body. About 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually show symptoms linked to the foot or ankle. Normally, symptoms appear in the toes and forefeet first, afterwards it reaches the hind feet or the back of the feet, and at last the ankles.

The origins of RA are unknown, but there are various theories. Some people seem to be more likely to develop RA because of their genetic background. However, it normally needs a chemical or environmental \”trigger” to start the disease. In RA, the body\’s immune system turns against itself. While it should protect the joints, the body produces instead a substance that strikes and inflames the joints.

As RA affects your whole system, you may also have fever, feel tired easily, and lose your appetite. You can also develop lumps around your joints, particularly near the elbow.
Treatment

Exercise is essential in the treatment of RA. Your doctor or physical therapist can advise stretching as well as functional range of movement exercises.

 

Tennis Elbow – (Lateral Epicondylitis)

You will need : 2 Y-Shaped kinesiotaping strips, 1 I-shaped kinesiotaping strip.
Self taping possible

Step 1 : Apply the first Y-Shaped kinesiotape on the front part of the wrist and stick the wings all along the arm up until the elbow, while holding the wrist bending backwards.

Step 2 : Apply the other Y-Shaped kinesiotape on the medial side of the elbow, and stick the wings around the arm.

Step 3 : Attach the last piece of sport tape over the medical part of the elbow with a 50% stretch application.

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Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition of the elbow caused by overuse. As the nickname of this condition tells us, playing tennis or other racquet sports can be the origin of it. But practices of other activities may also increase the risk.

Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that link the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons are damaged from overuse — by always repeating the same movements. This conducts to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.

The symptoms of tennis elbow evolve gradually. In a major part of the cases, the pain starts as and gradually worsens overtime. There is normally no specific injury associated with the start of the signs.

Common symptoms of tennis elbow include:

* Pain or burning feeling on the outside of your elbow

* Weak grip strength

The symptoms are often deteriorating with forearm activity, such as holding a racquet, turning a wrench, or shaking hands. Your dominant arm is most likely affected; however both arms can be touched.

Approximately 80% to 95% of patients gain recovery with nonsurgical treatment

 

Golf Elbow – (Medial Epicondylitis)

You will need : 2 Y-Shaped kinesiotaping strips, 1 short I-shaped kinesiotaping strip, and 1 long I-Shaped kinesiotaping strip, and a partner for the application.

Step 1 : Apply the bases of each Y-Shaped sport tape on the elbow, sticking the wings over the whole upper arm and maintaining the hand on the other shoulder.

Step 2 : Stick the long piece of I-shaped kinesiotape on the lateral side of the elbow and apply it all around the forearm inwards as described on the figure, while bending a little bit the elbow.

Step 3 : Finally place the last piece of I-shaped soprt tape on the lateral side of the elbow with a 50% stretching application.

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On top of the list of injuries is golfer\’s elbow, and one of the best manners to avoid elbow troubles is to strengthen the forearm muscles and slow down the swing movement so that the shock in the arm when the ball is hit by the golfer will be less felt and harming, causing less damage.

To avoid golfer\’s elbow, simple exercises can help build up your forearm muscles.

Squeezing a tennis ball

Squeezing a tennis ball for five minutes at a time is a mere but effective exercise that will strengthen your forearm muscles.

Wrist curls

Use a lightweight dumbbell. Decrease the weight at the end of your fingers, and then curl the weight back into the palm of your hand, followed by curling up your wrist to lift the weight an inch or two higher. Repeat it 10 times with each arm.

Reverse wrist curls

Use a lightweight dumbbell. Place your hands in front of you, with the palm facing down. Using you’re the wrist, lift the weight upwards and downwards. Hold the exercising arm above your elbow with your other hand in order to limit the motion to your forearm. Repeat it 10 times with each arm.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) : Wrist

You will need : 1 long & 1 short Y-Shaped kinesiotaping strips.
Self Taping possible

Step 1 : Apply the base of the long Y sport tape on the outside of the elbow, sticking the two wings over the back of the hand, while holding this hand on the same side shoulder.

Step 2 : The short Y sport tape will be applied from the inner wrist outwards as described on the figure.

Step 3 : No stretch applied.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that strikes several joints within all the body. Around 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually show symptoms linked to the foot or ankle. Normally, symptoms appear in the toes and forefeet first, afterwards it reaches the hind feet or the back of the feet, and at last the ankles.

The origins of RA are unknown, but there are various theories. Some people seem to be more likely to develop RA because of their genetic background. However, it normally needs a chemical or environmental \”trigger” to start the disease. In RA, the body\’s immune system turns against itself. While it should protect the joints, the body produces instead a substance that strikes and inflames the joints.

As RA affects your whole system, you may also have fever, feel tired easily, and lose your appetite. You can also develop lumps around your joints, particularly near the elbow.

Treatment

Exercise is very important in the treatment of RA. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend stretching as well as functional and range of motion exercises.

 

Thumb Tendinitis – De Quervain\’s Tendinitis (De Quervain\’s Tendinosis)

You will need : 1 Y-shaped & 1 I-shaped kinesiotaping strips.

Self Taping is possible.

Step 1 : Apply the I-shaped sport tape from the tip of the thumb until the lateral side of the elbow while maintaining the wrist bending outward.

Step 2 : Apply the base of the Y-Shaped kinesiotape on the thumb side of the wrist, sticking one wing around the wrist, and the other one the forearm as demonstrated on the figure.

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De Quervain\’s tendinitis happens when the tendons around the bottom of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word \”tendinitis\” refers to a swelling of the tendons. The thickened tendons may be responsible for pain and tenderness along the thumb part of the wrist. This is particularly observable when forming a fist, grasping things, or when moving the wrist.

Symptoms of De Quervain\’s tendinitis:

* Pain can be felt over the thumb side of the wrist. This is the major symptom. The pain may appear either gradually or suddenly. Pain is felt in the wrist and irradiate up the forearm. The pain is usually worse when the hand and thumb are used. This is particularly verified when grasping objects with strength or twisting the wrist.

* Swelling can be seen over the wrist’s thumb side. This swelling may occur together with a fluid-filled cyst in this region.

* A \”catch up\” or \”snap\” sensation might be experienced when moving the thumb.

* Pain and swelling can make it harder to move the thumb and wrist.

* Numbness can be felt on the backside of the thumb and index. This is due to the nerve lying on top of the tendon sheath which is irritated.

The purpose of treating de Quervain\’s tendinitis is to relieve the pain caused by irritation and swelling.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) : Finger

You will need: 2 pieces of I-Shaped kinesiotaping strips
Self taping possible

Step 1 : Stick the first strip of sport tape from the backside of the wrist until the tip of the finger while stretching the finger.
Step 2 : Stick the other strip of kinesiotape from the front side of the wrist to the tip of the finger while maintaining it stretched.

Step 3 : No Stretch applied.
Can be done for all fingers.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that strikes several joints within all the body. Around 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually show symptoms linked to the foot or ankle. Normally, symptoms appear in the toes and forefeet first, afterwards it reaches the hind feet or the back of the feet, and at last the ankles.

The origins of RA are unknown, but there are various theories. Some people seem to be more likely to develop RA because of their genetic background. However, it normally needs a chemical or environmental \”trigger” to start the disease. In RA, the body\’s immune system turns against itself. While it should protect the joints, the body produces instead a substance that strikes and inflames the joints.

As RA affects your whole system, you may also have fever, feel tired easily, and lose your appetite. You can also develop lumps around your joints, particularly near the elbow.

Treatment

Exercise is very important in the treatment of RA. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend stretching as well as functional and range of motion exercises.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) : Knee

You will need : 2 pieces of Y-shaped kinesiotaping strips.
Step 1 : Apply the base of the Y-shaped kinesiotape on the medial side of the knee and stick both wings on the inner part while bending the knee a little bit.

Step 2 : Stick the other Y-shaped sport tape on the medial side of the knee, applying the tails around the knee cap.

Step 3 : No stretch applied.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that strikes several joints within all the body. Around 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually show symptoms linked to the foot or ankle. Normally, symptoms appear in the toes and forefeet first, afterwards it reaches the hind feet or the back of the feet, and at last the ankles.

The origins of RA are unknown, but there are various theories. Some people seem to be more likely to develop RA because of their genetic background. However, it normally needs a chemical or environmental \”trigger” to start the disease. In RA, the body\’s immune system turns against itself. While it should protect the joints, the body produces instead a substance that strikes and inflames the joints.

As RA affects your whole system, you may also have fever, feel tired easily, and lose your appetite. You can also develop lumps around your joints, particularly near the elbow.

Treatment

Exercise is very important in the treatment of RA. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend stretching as well as functional and range of motion exercises.

 

Calf Swelling

You will need : Two pieces of Y-Shaped physio tape, and a partner for application

Step 1 : Apply the base of the first Y sport tape on the outside of Achilles tendon, and stick the wings up on the inner side of the knee while maintaining the foot pointing upward.

Step 2 : Apply the other base of Y sport tape on the inner side of the Achilles tendon while sticking the two wings on the outer side of the knee, along the calf, holding the foot pointing upward.

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Injuries to the calf muscle because of the strain leads to swelling. Bruising might be present. Strain happens when the muscle fibres are torn. When the calf muscle is partially or totally torn, bruising swelling and pain are present. Break can sometimes be obvious if the muscle \”balls up\” in the upper part of the calf.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Ankle

You will need : 3 I-shaped kinesiotaping strips.
Self taping possible

Step 1 : Apply the first I physio tape on the side of the knee cap towards the upper part of the foot, while holding the ankle lifted.

Step 2 : Apply the other sport tape on the same spot towards the outside part of the foot.

Step 3 : Stick the last strip of kinesiotape across the sole with one end on the medial ankle and the other one on the lateral side of the ankle.

Step 4 : No stretch applied.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. About 90% of the people with rheumatoid arthritis eventually develop symptoms related to the foot or ankle. Usually, symptoms appear in the toes and forefeet first, then in the hind feet or the back of the feet, and finally in the ankles.

The exact cause of RA is unknown, but there are several theories. Some people may be more likely to develop RA because of their genes. However, it usually takes a chemical or environmental \”trigger\” to activate the disease. In RA, the body\’s immune system turns against itself. Instead of protecting the joints, the body produces substances that attack and inflame the joints.

Because RA affects your entire system, you may also feel feverish, tire easily, and lose your appetite. You may develop lumps around your joints, particularly by the elbow.

Treatment

Exercise is very important in the treatment of RA. Your doctor or physical therapist may recommend stretching as well as functional and range of motion exercises.

 

Muscle Cramp (Calf Cramp)

You will need : 2 short Y-shaped, 1 long Y-shaped, 1 I-Shaped kinesiotaping strips and a partner for application.

Step 1 : Apply the two small Y-Shaped sport tapes on the base of the foot (Sole) as shown on the figure while lying on the front side of the body, with the knees bending, and toes stretched out.

Step 2 : Apply the base of the long Y-Shaped sport tape on the heel, and stick the two wings on each side of the calf up until the knee.

Step 3 : Apply the last I-Shaped kinesiotape on the heel until the back of the knee, covering the calf.

Step 4 : No stretch applied

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A cramp is a non voluntary and forced contracted muscle that does not rest. Any muscle under your voluntary control (skeletal muscle) can suffer from cramps. Muscles that cover two joints are most likely to be affected by a cramp. Cramps can affect a part of or the entire muscle, or even several muscles in a group.

The most commonly affected muscle groups are:

* Back of lower leg/calf (gastrocnemius)

* Back of thigh (hamstrings)

* Front of thigh (quadriceps)

Cramps in other parts of the body such as the feet, hands, arms, abdomen, and along the rib cage are very usual too.

Although the exact origins of muscle cramps is not known (idiopathic), some researchers think inadequate stretching and tired muscle leads to abnormalities in mechanisms that control muscle contraction. Other reasons might also be explaining cramps, like poor conditioning, exercising or working in intense heat, dehydration and lack of salt and minerals (electrolytes).

Treatment

Cramps usually go away on their own without seeing a doctor.

* Stop doing the activity that triggered the cramp.

* Gently stretch and massage the cramping muscle, holding it in stretched position until the cramp stops.

* Apply heat to tense/tight muscles, or cold to sore/tender muscles.

Prevention

To avoid cramps, try to ameliorate your overall fitness. Repeat flexibility exercises before and after you work out to stretch muscle groups most prone to cramping.

 

Flat Foot

You will need :  2 small Y-shaped kinesiotaping strips

1 I-shaped kinesiotaping strip

Self taping possible

Step 1 : Apply the two Y-shaped sport tapes on the heel until the toes while stretching them.

Step 2 : Place the I-shaped kinesiotape from the lateral side of the smallest toe, to the inside part of the ankle with a slight stretch.

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Flat foot is when the longitudinal arch or instep of the foot collapses ending up touching the ground. In infants and young children, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are a normal condition. In some people though, the longitudinal arch never actually develops.

Flat feet may be related with pronation, a bending inward of the ankle bones toward the middle line.

Some very usual signs of a flat foot are:

* A flat look to one foot or two

* Uneven shoe tear and collapse of your shoe toward the inside of your flat foot

* The lower leg is painful

* Pain felt on the inside part of your ankle

* Swelling along the inside part of your ankle

* Foot pain

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Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, functional strength training and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

We use Specialized Chiropractic Protocols, Wellness Programs, Functional & Integrative Nutrition, Agility & Mobility Fitness Training and Cross-Fit Rehabilitation Systems for all ages.

As an extension to dynamic rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high performance exercises and advanced agility treatment options. We have teamed up with the cities premier doctors, therapist and trainers in order to provide high level competitive athletes the options to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facilities.

We’ve been blessed to use our methods with thousand of El Pasoans over the last 3 decades allowing us to restore our patients health and fitness while implementing researched non-surgical methods and functional wellness programs.

Our programs are natural and use the body’s ability to achieve specific measured goals, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, un-wanted surgeries, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a functional life that is fulfilled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, and less pain. Our goal is to ultimately empower our patients to maintain the healthiest way of living.

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    Specializing in Severe Pain: Sciatica, Neck-Back Pain, Whiplash, Headaches, Knee Injuries, Sport Injuries, Dizziness, Poor Sleep, Arthritis. We use advanced proven therapies focused on optimal mobility, health, fitness, and structural conditioning. We use Patient Focused Diet Plans, Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Mobility-Agility Training, Cross-Fit Protocols and the "PUSH System" to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems.

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    Hello-Bienvenido's,
    My name is Dr. Alex Jimenez, I am Chiropractic Doctor specializing in advanced therapies focused on total joint health, strength training and complete fitness conditioning. We use patient Focused Diet Plans, Advanced Chiropractic Techniques, Agility Training, Cross-Fit and the PUSH System to treat patients suffering from various injuries and health problems. Our goal too is to help your body heal itself naturally. When your body is truly healthy, you will arrive at your fitness level and proper weight efforlessly. We want to help educate you on how to live a new and improved lifestyle. Our doctors have spent over 25+ years researching and testing methods with thousands of patients. We strive to create fitness and better the body through researched methods and total programs...

    My goal too is to help the body heal itself naturally. When your body is truly healthy and balanced, you will move pain free and ultimatly arrive at your optimal fitness levels and proper weight effortlessly. We want to help educate you on how to live a new and improved lifestyle. Our doctors have spent over 25 years researching and testing methods with thousands of patients. We strive to create fitness and better the body through researched methods and total programs. These programs are natural, and use the body's own ability to achieve goals of improvement, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, surgery, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a life that is fulfilled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, less pain, proper body weight and educated on how to maintain this way of life.

    The focus on spinal and skeletal adjustments is what makes doctors of chiropractic unique in their approach to treating patients with spinal complaints. This hallmark chiropractic adjustment, however, is not the only procedure a chiropractor may employ in managing a patient's care. I am very proud to bring my patients a variety of treatment options beyond the typical scope of care. With the advances in physical therapies and modalities we bring El Paso option that better aid in the rehabilitation process. Tissue healing is a wonderful process that begins the moment an injury occurs. How the injury is managed determine the final outcome in terms of healing. It is critical we implement immediate procedures as soon as we can in order to gain optimal recovery. The old day of let it rest until it gets better is not the only option.

    Letting it rest may even be an irresponsible approach considering what we now know. The implementation of active and movement based treatments have clearly shown increased and improved outcomes in many instances.

    As a doctors focused on the greater good for a patient, we must assess each patient individually and apply the appropriate protocols. It is also very important to denote, that El Paso has fine doctors in many specialties of healing and repair. The direct relationship we have with specialist of these disciplines is clearly what allows us to bring the highest quality of care to our patients.

    My promise to my patients is clear for all to read here. I, with Gods help, will do what ever it takes to assist you in your recovery. I too will draw upon all the specialist in this town to find you the collaborative care that is required with the disorders being tended to.

    With Great Regards to you.
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    Truide Torres (Bio)
    Driven by the passion of doing what is in the best interest of the patient, I wake up every morning with the drive to help those in need. The claims process for health care is full of pits, valleys and difficult obstacles designed to strike fear in those in need. My duty is to do what is within the confines of the law, "what ever it takes" to get those involved to pay attention to those who need help. That is what I am honored to do for our patients.

    Personally, I have seen great injustices transpire on those that do NOT have a voice. Whether, a language barrier or just not knowing the rules. My job is to find out how I can help. If I personally can not help, I will find the right sources to open the possibilities. I get the job done.

    As a wife and mother of 2 children, 3 dogs and 2 Cats. My passion is for God, Family and the mission of serving my fellow man.

    Let it be clearly stated... I am here to help. My phone 915-850-0900
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    Education:
    • Law Student (Matriculated)
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Legal Studies
    Services Provided:
    • Patient Advocate
    • Claims Managment
    • Case Management
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  • Daniel Alvarado
    Exercise Physiologist
    Phone:   9152038122
    Email:     daniel@push4fitness.com

    Daniel Alvarado is the owner and the top trainer at PUSHasRx® CrossFit Fitness Facility. Since becoming a Trainer Daniel has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his clients receive the most comprehensive and advanced training. Working directly with the Doctors, he develops and collaborates on care plans that are patient specific. No patient ever gets the same clinical protocol. His expert clinical kinesiology experience spans over 2 decades. He has trained injured patients and NCAA National Champion Athletes. His technical ability to create programs that are clinically sound and second to none. He too has used his physical therapy and recovery experience to take broken top tier athletes into strict recovery protocols assisting them to achieve highly competitive national championships. He certainly will not admit it but, he is a top national champion trainer. Daniel, also develops youth programs that are sport specific to aid young athletes achieve great success. His mastery of clinical recovery is applied applied to all patients and top tier athletes alike. All patient programs are specifically designed with patient focused recovery priorities. He is happily married to beautiful Victoria Alvarado has one child. He enjoys strength training, movies, singing, conducting, writing poetry and being a CrossFit champion. Just a way cool dude. We think you will agree.
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    Education:
    • Exercise Physiology
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Crossfit Level I,II,III ; Pilates Instructor
    Services Provided:
    • Fitness Training
    • Strength & Power Fitness
    • Mental Strength
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  • Dennise Acosta
    Head Office Manager
    Phone:   915-850-0900
    Email:     dennis@elpasobackclinic.com

    Dennise has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for four years. Known as the master multi-tasker. Dennise, handles patient care from the moment you walk in the door. She is akin to the air traffic controller. She will assist you in matter requiring clinical preparation and effective inter-office communication. She unifies all department and clinical providers making sure all important information reaches all clinicians in a timely manner. She also loves to work out, stay in shape, watch movies and help people.
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  • Sandra Martinez
    Head Clinical Therapist
    Phone:   915-850-0900
    Email:     sandra@elpasobackclinic.com

    Sandra has been working at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for over 5 years. As the head Licensed Massage Therapist, she manages and directs critical aspect of clinical care. The patients love her ability to make you laugh while removing those pesky trigger points causing pain. She is able to relax and bring comfort to all she touches. There just simply is no patient that escapes her talented touch. Trained in advance myofascial techniques, she is an integral part of patient recovery. You will never see anything but a kind smile and resolute persona ready to correct your condition and aid in your recovery. She definitely enjoys helping people, has 1 dog and loves movies. She loves flowers too.
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    Education:
    • LMT: Licensed Massage Therapist
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • LMT, MMT, ART
    Services Provided:
    • Massage Therapy
    • Muscle Release Techniques
    • Neuromuscular Re-education
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  • Alejandra
    Billing Agent
    Phone:   915-850-0900
    Email:     billing@elpasobackclinic.com

    Alejandra works in accounts & billing. She is the radar of the bunch. Nothing appears to escape her mind. Highly intelligent and appears not to need a computer for recall of facts. She provides information retrieval for patients and clinical staff. She has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for three years and ready for any task at hand. She performs interoffice communications with attorneys and medical director of ancillary offices. She loves her family and places know how to prioritize well.
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    Education:
    • Nursing Student (Matriculated)
    Services Provided:
    • Billing
    • Medical Records
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  • Mike Contreras
    Personal Trainer
    Phone:   915-203-8122

    Big Mike was born and raised in El Paso and is an excellent personal trainer and CrossFit coach. Mike works hand in hand with each patient’s clinical care plan in order to achieve optimal outcomes. A trusted clinical representative of the PUSHasRx System along with his advance protocols. Mike not only trains the injured and recovering. Mike is a sincere human that has great talent of brining out the best in every individual he works with. He will never admit it, but we will share with you a secret. He with his God given talents trains the greatest athletes and champions in El Paso. Many champions in our community know of his commitment. As a youth, he also played football (wide receiver), basketball, and track at Bel Air High School. Educated in Clinical Human Kinesiology at UTEP and loves playing football and basketball with his little nephews in his free time. Mike has three sisters and one brother, most of which live nearby in El Paso. When he’s not watching the Cowboys or Spurs play, he’s usually lifting, sleeping or watching movies. We are blessed to have this soul on our team.
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    Education:
    • Exercise Physiologist
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Crossfit Level 3
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  • Alexander Isaiah Jimenez
    Collegiate Athletic Consultant & NCAA Wrestling Champion
    Phone:   915-820-9443
    Email:     alexanderijimenez@outlook.com

    Alexander Isaiah Jimenez leads the power and agility education programs for the high school athletes. While still studying for his medical degree he provides physical performance testing in order to collaborate with clinicians. He is gifted in creating physical performance programs no matter what the clinical presentation is. As national fitness champion and collegiate wrestler, he too understands what performing at high levels entails. He too has had to recover from debilitating injuries only to return better then before an win national titles. He understand how the recovery process is different for clients, patients and extreme athletes. We are blessed to have his counsel.
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    Education:
    • Bio-Medical Science (Pre-Medical) - Matriculated
    Services Provided:
    • Strength Coach
    • Agility Coach
    • Mentor
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  • Ethan Padilla
    Personal Trainer & Strength Coach
    Phone:   915-203-8122

    Ethan was born and raised in El Paso and is one of our most outgoing and friendly coaches. Ethan earned his nickname “rampage Ethan” from his years at El Dorado High School, where he played inside linebacker. He has placed twice in the Strongman Competition and also recently competed in the Desert Games with his fellow PUSH Athletes as a team and placed 4th overall! Ethan is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at UTEP. His focus on clients is obvious to all. Ethan is able to manage very large groups of individuals like no other. His awareness of the dangers while exercising is his greatest concern. When he’s not coaching or studying for class, he likes to spend time with his family (who are here in El Paso) or with his weimaraner puppy. Fun fact: Ethan loves any food with sprinkles (especially donuts with sprinkles) and is a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan.
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    Education:
    • Physical Therapy Student (Matriculated)
    Services Provided:
    • Strength Coach
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  • Andres
    Recovery & Nutrition

    Andres has been at PUSHasRx for two years. He brought his company Recovery and became the official juicer. Andy will fix you right up. Andres, will make sure that your nutritional recovery programs fits within your standards. Also, there is great care in making sure the nutritional requirement are clinically met. Patients and high performance athletes depend on high performance nutritions. Upon your completion of the physical medicine portion of therapy you will be offered specialized organic recovery drinks and supplementation to help aid in your recovery. You will be confident that from your pushing to recovery, you will be taken care of.
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    Education:
    • Recovery Inc.
    Services Provided:
    • Nutrition
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  • Iylene Avalos
    PUSHasRx Trainer
    Phone:   915-203-8122

    ylene has been working with us for over 4 years. In her spare time she enjoys working out and running. She has 2 dogs and loves movies. Iylene is extremely aware of body mechanics and mindfully watches rehabilitation movements. She is always standing ready to assist and respond to client needs. Her commanding voice is always clear to all, no matter what floor you are on. Iylene is always ready and willing to answer any question you may have regarding fitness and recovery.
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    Education:
    • Personal Trainer
    Services Provided:
    • Personal Trainer Level I,II,III,IV
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  • Rick Cano
    Personal Trainier Level V
    Phone:   915-203-8122

    Most early-rising PUSHasRx members know Rick well as a fantastic coach who focuses strongly on form and will always make you laugh. He was born and raised in El Paso and loves to train his athletes and coach CrossFit. Rick is a very diligent, kind and considerate trainer. He is always mindful of client techniques and aware of client goals. When he’s not coaching, Rick loves to work on cars, especially his ’69 Chevelle (his next car will hopefully be a ’69 Charger). He not only became a certified Automotive Mechanic at 17, but while working on his certification at EPCC, he won 1st place in a bench competition when he was 16 (approx. 56 reps at 155#). His favorite movements are clean & jerks and snatches. He loves oreos (eats them every night), loves watching the CrossFit games, and loves his three bulldogs. He spent one year full-time personal training before he started coaching CrossFit two years ago. He is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and hopes to get his Level 2 Certification soon. Rick has competed in several competitions, including WOD for Toys in 2014, where his team placed 1st.
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    Education:
    • Physical Fitness Trainer
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • Crossfit Lever I,II,III
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  • Astrid Ornelas
    Blogger/Research/Curator
    Phone:   915-850-0900

    Astrid has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for about three years. Astrid has taken her love for writing to an new level. She is a gifted and talented copywriter able to create amazing storylines. She creates content for patient consumption. She is able to bring words to life in a way that perplexes even the elite authors of the day. She loves nutrition and the healing power of clean eating. A naturalist at heart you will never see her eating processed foods that would be contra to clean living. She enjoys movies and creating storylines for Anime.
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    Education:
    • Literature Graduate
    Services Provided:
    • Insight Analyst
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  • Adam
    Videographer & Graphics Specialist
    Phone:   915-850-0900

    Adam has been at Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic for about a year. He enjoys designing and various forms of art. A story teller by trade he can see things people don’t see until his masterpieces are revealed. Adam is a director of many medias using the top graphics, audio and video medias to tell the story of our patient. Modest to the core, you would never know what he is about to create. We are blessed to have his talents telling the world about Chiropractic using any and all medias available.
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    Education:
    • Graphics Artist
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Treatment Methods
Dr. Jimenez uses the following methods to treat patients.
  • Our Passions
    Email:     doctorback@gmail.com

    We Welcome You 👊🏻.
    Purpose & Passions: I am a Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in progressive cutting-edge therapies and functional rehabilitation procedures focused on clinical physiology, total health, functional strength training and complete conditioning. We focus on restoring normal body functions after neck, back, spinal and soft tissue injuries.

    We use Specialized Chiropractic Techniques, Balanced Diet Plans, Agility Training programs, Cross-Fit techniques, the PUSH-Rx Rehabilitation System and a highly specialized program for our Veterans.

    We've been blessed to use our methods with thousand of El Pasoans over the last 27 years. This has allowed us to improve health and restore true fitness through researched non-surgical methods and wellness programs. These programs are natural and use the body's own ability to achieve goals of improvement, rather than introducing harmful chemicals, controversial hormone replacement, surgery, or addictive drugs. We want you to live a life that is fulfilled with more energy, positive attitude, better sleep, less pain, proper body weight and informed on how to maintain this way of life.

    As an extension to dynamic rehabilitation, we too offer our patients, disabled veterans, athletes, young and elder a diverse portfolio of strength equipment, high performance exercises and advanced agility options. We are very proud to have teamed up with the cities premier therapist and trainers in order to provide high level competitive athletes the option to push themselves to their highest abilities within our facility.

    Come learn how to improve your health for yourself and your loved ones.

    With a bit of work, we can achieve optimal health together, no matter the age or disability.

    Its all about: LIVING, LOVING & MATTERING! 🍎

    God Bless

    2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS:

    (LOCATION#1) CENTRAL ELPASO:
    6440 Gateway East, Suite B

    (LOCATION#2) EAST SIDE ELPASO:
    11860 Vista Del Sol, Suite 128

    PHONE: 915-850-0900 ✔️
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