Week Three of a Grade 1 calf tear rehab: As well as manual therapy, stretching and exercises, today’s calf tear rehab used: - Voodoo floss (the red band). - Deep Muscle Stimulator (the big metal thing!). – Instrument assisted soft tissue work (the little metal thing!). - Kinesio tape (the black tape). As it was on Patrick, one of the osteopaths here at Core Oxford, not used: -any mercy! To get your own calf strains and any other running injuries squared away, get in touch!
A common patient question at Core Oxford when we bring out the tape for knee, back, shoulder or Achilles issues is, - “What is it?” Quickly followed by, - “Does it work?” The short answers are, - It’s athletic tape with a patterned adhesive weft (the sticky bit on the underside is wiggly). And - It can be effective in changing how the body moves and senses pain. It doesn’t live up to all of the hype out there (This news just in, people selling things might exaggerate the bene