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Approximately, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. It has become the most prevalent and disabling conditions, worldwide. There are an upwards of 70,000 active chiropractic licenses in the United States and many other countries also recognize and regulate chiropractic. 

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Join Kinesio® this month along with all of our Chiropractors around the world to learn how physical activity can save your life!


Kinesio- Tape- Kendra Sims

Kendra Sims, DC, CKTP

What inspired you to decide the career path you chose? *

An athletic injury and my college roommate.

Why did you choose The Kinesio Taping® Method to help heal your patients? *

The clinicians in school were utilizing it and I had a background with athletic taping.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic what is your perspective on the decrease of physical activity within our nation? *

It is sad. There are so many rewarding benefits to being active, both physical and mental.

What does physical activity mean to you and can you give us an example of what you do to stay healthy, strong and engaged? *

It means moving for recreation, work, or as a hobby. I have physical jobs in both ranching and chiropractic. I workout every day of the week. I get massages and adjustments monthly. When I get overwhelmed, I try to take a step back. I’m not restrictive but try to eat cleanly and naturally.


 

 

Kinesio-Tape-Dr. Christina Lujan

Dr. Christina M. Lujan, DC, CCSP, AT, CKTI

What inspired you to decide the career path you chose? *

Growing up I’ve always seen a doctor of chiropractic medicine and experience how the power of an adjustment naturally heals the body.

Why did you choose The Kinesio Taping® Method to help heal your patients? *

Kinesio Tape is the only therapeutic elastic tape originally supported by research and education. It’s one of my main modalities utilized in my sports medicine family practice.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic what is your perspective on the decrease of physical activity within our nation? *

Decrease physical activity has become pandemic in our nation, causing an increase in mental health, obesity, and illnesses across the board.

What does physical activity mean to you and can you give us an example of what you do to stay healthy, strong and engaged? *

“Physical Activity is Medicine” it is vital to the body’s natural healing process. As a single mom and practitioner, staying engaged in physical activities is vital to myself and my family health both mentally and physically.


 

Kinesio-Tape- Scott Siegel

Scott Siegel, DC, CKTP

What inspired you to decide the career path you chose? *

Chiropractic helped me recover from a shoulder injury as a teenager and it ha been my passion ever since.

Why did you choose The Kinesio Taping® Method to help heal your patients? *

I became intrigued with kinesiotape, like many others, watching the 2008 Olympics and began to research it’s uses. I learned that Dr Kase had been developing his method since the 1970’s, I wanted to learn from the company that had already put years of research into their product. I found the next Kinesio seminar in my area and have been using it in my practice ever since.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic what is your perspective on the decrease of physical activity within our nation? *

Obviously technology has distracted us from physical activity, but I see things coming around. Youth sports are very serious in our community and I see more adults out running or doing crossfit or yoga or going to the gym. And I think that technology such as activity trackers are actually motivating us to get up and move.

What does physical activity mean to you and can you give us an example of what you do to stay healthy, strong and engaged? *

I am a runner and triathlete. I have completed 50 full marathons, a full Ironman, and a 100 mile ultramarathon. I have a personal training certificate so that I can help my patients with their fitness as well as their spinal alignment.

 


 

Kinesio-Tape-Tracy Barnes

Tracy Barnes DC DICCP CKTI

What inspired you to decide the career path you chose? *

Watching Doctors who became my mentors, help people with all manner of afflictions. . never promising anything, but restoring health and seeing results.

Why did you choose The Kinesio Taping® Method to help heal your patients? *

I first saw it on Lance Armstrong. Became intrigued about it. Took a course. On Day One of using it. . .had an 8yo boy with CP achieve profound results that a year of treatment with me prior to that didn’t get. The KinesioTaping method changed his and his family’s life. His Mom was finally able to get a diaper on him without straining as his ROM improved dramatically.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic what is your perspective on the decrease of physical activity within our nation? *

No brainer. . .it’s abhorrent. We don’t even know how to sit or stand or walk well anymore. BUT. . we can regain it with some instruction and mindfulness. In the best of all worlds, this change would happen before someone gets in pain.

What does physical activity mean to you and can you give us an example of what you do to stay healthy, strong and engaged? *

Being able to move without pain means I can do the things I love to do from working to paddling a kayak to taking walks. I start most days with a quick 1-minute of exercise to get blood and O2 flowing. It’s push-ups, sit-ups, stretches and other movements that prep my body for the day. Then at least 4/6 days a week I do either a home work out video (p90x30) or I paddle the creek behind my house. It’s quiet there and peaceful and a full workout getting the boat in and out of the water as well as paddling. I also volunteer to take kids with cancer, camping as well as many other activities to help them and their families. It puts all suffering in perspective in my life and brings me joy to see them smiling.

 

 


 

Kinesio-Tape-Dr. Pridham

Michael Pridham, DC, APC, CKTI

What inspired you to decide the career path you chose? *

My mother was injured in a ski accident when I was a child. She could barely walk and was in extreme pain. After being treated with massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic medicine she was able to function and did not need to have surgery. The opioid epidemic has demonstrated that chiropractic physicians have an extremely important role to play in preventing addiction to pain medications and overdose deaths.

Why did you choose The Kinesio Taping® Method to help heal your patients? *

Kinesio Tape is the original elastic therapeutic tape. The Kinesio Taping Method is an evidence based method that continues to evolve as our knowledge base grows. It is the Mercedes of the therapeutic elastic taping world.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic what is your perspective on the decrease of physical activity within our nation? *

It has been said that “sitting is the new smoking”. This saying is based on the fact that decreased physical activity leads to cardiovascular disease. Inactivity can also lead to some of the most costly diagnoses in healthcare, especially low back pain. It is time for our nation to focus more on health and wellness, and that starts with movement.

What does physical activity mean to you and can you give us an example of what you do to stay healthy, strong and engaged? *

It has always been important for me to focus on activities that are both fun and physically active. Individual sports such as skiing, climbing, and mountain climbing are excellent for keeping me fit. Slacklining is a fun activity that challenges my balance unlike any other activity. The practice of various martial arts has helped to keep me both physically and emotionally balanced. Tai Chi, Jiu-Jitsu, and Taijutsu are a few of the styles that keep me grounded and healthy. I believe that all students should have martial arts programs available at their schools.