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Chiropractic, Kinesio Tape & Graston Technique Helps Past & Future Olympic Athletes

Joseph Dimalanta, D.C. writes in his blog confirming that chiropractors, specifically Ted Forcum, D.C., DACBSP, were an important part of the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. My blog even reported at that time Kinesio Tape was used on Kerri Walsh's shoulder. I still do not know exactly who used Kinesio Tape on Kerri Walsh's shoulder but I am more certain now that it was a chiropractor. Another tool used by chiropractors is Graston Technique for high performance athletes with muscle, ligaments, scar tissue or other soft tissue problems in general. Chiropractors have known for years that if Graston Technique is good enough for athletes, it is also good for chronic pain. Mike Reed, DC, DACBSP, a former instructor of mine at SCUHS (LACC), was in charge of the medical panel as a director of the USOC in Beijing and also the upcoming London 2012 Summer Olympics. According to Dr. Reed, the medical panel of the Beijing Normal University's High Performance Training Center consisted of 1 family practitioner MD, 1 athletic trainer, 2 chiropractors and 3 massage therapists to attend to the Beijing Olympic athletes, US Olympic staff, sponsers, friends and family. Overall, there were 17 physicians, 2 chiropractors and 33 athletic trainers. It is exciting to see how chiropractic is slowly becoming more accepted and respected by the mainstream athletic community.

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Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
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Graston Technique Certified

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References:
American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
D.I.S.C. Spine & Sports Center
Guampdm.com & Joseph Dimalanta, D.C.
http://www.guampdn.com/article/20090106/SPORTS/901060317/1006  (Link no longer works)
Southern California University of Health Sciences
Beijing Olympics 2008
Graston Technique
Kinesio Tape
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Unknown said…
Patients love Kinesio tape! Here is a comment from one of my patients....

"Thank you so much for working with me two times in one day, and on such short notice. The magic you worked - adjusting me, and the "Volleyball" tape worked wonders and I was able to run the entire Rock N Roll Marathon! I had a slow and consistent pace for the entire race, and was able to run all of it and not have to walk at all. Even at miles 20 through 26 where runners typically are not doing so well, I was feeling great and running strong! As I ran, I kept remembering the quote, "Pain is temporary. Pride is forever." As I thought about that during the race I couldn't help but be thankful that I had no pain in my knee. I am so proud to have run all 26.2 miles, and am grateful that you were a big part of my first marathon. "
It is no coincidence that the finest athletes in the world choose chiropractic. They know something that many others still don't... chiropractic works!

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