Treatment for Injuries before the ING New York Marathon
Posted Nov 03 2010 10:45am
The big race is nearly upon us and running enthusiasts get to see the year’s biggest event in just a few days! It’s an exciting time for the athletes too as the most grueling of the training finishes up in preparation for the larger goal. This is also the time when injuries are rearing their ugly, unwelcome heads. The athletes have spend so much time, effort and money to be here - it’s a heart-breaker to even imagine one of them not being able to race. That’s why Living Well Medical in SoHo is here; we help endurance athletes not miss a moment with supportive therapies like ART and kinesio taping (using a complete line of taping products including Kinesio Tape, Rocktape, and KT Tape).
In fact, this is the first year that KT tape will be offered as a free service to competitors at the New York Marathon Health and Fitness Expo . Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, this year sees a combined effort of the New York Running Company and KT Tape to get people in gear for the race of a lifetime. I’ll actually be there both this Friday and Saturday taping any and all runners coming in to the New York Running Company booth. The best part being that since a single application of KT Tape can last up to 5 days, anyone coming in on Friday or Saturday for taping can be ready to go for the Sunday marathon!
Kinesiology tape in general is an effective treatment for common repeat stress injuries like shin splints, Iliotibial band syndrome pain, ankle pain, runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis and several other problems. Active Release Technique is an excellent complement to taping for relief of pain. We have all of these services available at Living Well Medical in lower Manhattan and are here to help if marathon runners need us; I'll be in the SoHo office both Friday and Saturday as well. We’ll be open Wednesday through Saturday - give us a call at 212-645-8151 if you are having troubles with stubborn pain.
And to all the people running on Sunday, best of luck and give it your all!