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Whether it’s because you want to be the best at what you do or want to reach a personal milestone, athletes are always on the lookout when it comes to ways of enhancing their performance.

As one of the most popular pursuits for each new year, fitness goals are shrugged off continuously by most folks to be nothing but a pipe dream. The statistics are not too optimistic, either. Less than 25% of people stay committed to the goals they have set for themselves.

If you are a sports fan, chances are you’ve seen these brightly colored tapes plastered on your favorite sportsperson’s body. Springing into the spotlight during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, kinesiology tape has since gained popularity among different athletes - volleyball players, soccer stars, professional cyclists, and even among runners.
Tapes are widely used by different types of people, regular folks, athletes, chiropractors, therapists, and the list goes on. The question is, what purpose do they serve? Athletes worldwide from high school heroes to international phenoms use tape to help support injured joints, overstretched ligaments, worn muscles, and nearly every body part in-between.
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Kinesiology tape is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for minor muscle injuries. If you are planning to try it out, you won’t be disappointed. With the right knowledge and proper application, you will be able to gain the benefits from kinesiology taping.
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Muscle pain, injuries, and other muscle-related conditions can be a drag... especially when all you want to do is get your body moving. Good thing we have kinesiology tape. Ease your sports- or workout-related injuries easier, faster, and better with kinesiology taping.
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There is no doubt that headaches are amongst the most complicated conditions to treat. In fact, there are plenty of textbooks discussing the classification types of headaches, signs and symptoms and treatment options.
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The origin of the lateral rectus (LR) is an area of the eye known as the annulus of Zinn. The muscle originates from a tendinous ring surrounding the optic nerve.

LR Inserts into the lateral aspect of the eye on the fibrous layer, more specifically the sclera.

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A common question is, "does acupuncture works?". As an acupuncture practitioner, I have discussions with patients daily on the topic. While some have had a great experience, others complain “it did nothing”. In our field, it’s common to hear that acupuncture commonly works through the placebo effect or something that doesn’t quite have an explanation and achieves outcomes largely due to a patient’s psychological expectations of a particular treatment modality.
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You floss twice a day. Right? We’re told this every time we go to the dentist. The dentist reviews the benefits of flossing on long term tooth and gum health, but is there carry over to overall health and well being. The discussion around oral health and heart disease is not new.   
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This week I had 3 very different cases of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome come into my office. I thought it would be worth while discussing this condition in a little more detail. Lets give that a whirl!
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Swelling. What do you do for it ? Everyday on social media I get an article sent to me, with this question.

Do I apply ice? Do I apply heat? Do I compress? Do I move it? The list of questions could go on, but lets make our best attempt to answer them!

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