Dr. Steve Agocs, a clinician and assistant professor at Cleveland University-Kansas City, recently had the first in a series of articles about kinesiology taping published inDynamic Chiropractic magazine. The first submission titled, “Elastic Therapeutic Taping for the Lumbar Spine,” appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of the publication. This will be followed by up to five additional articles throughout the year, each examining functional taping in the chiropractic setting.
The selections have no specific publication schedule, and the magazine will publish them at their discretion. Agocs was pleased to share his knowledge of the subject with the broad readership of the magazine because he feels the taping can be beneficial when used concurrently with chiropractic.
“It’s a great adjunct to our care,” Agocs said. “Tape improves function and can reduce pain and swelling. Ultimately, it causes the brain to communicate with the body better, so it has neurological effects just like adjustments.”
Agocs has more than 10 years of experience in kinesiology taping. He is certified in Level 1 and Level 2 Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) and has been a FMT instructor for the RockTape™ brand of kinesiology tape since 2012. He feels the benefits offered by the taping can be a key element of treatment not only for athletes, but non-athletes as well.
“Taping has been shown to be very effective for pain, swelling, range of motion and performance improvement in both populations,” Agocs said. “It can help people with injuries heal faster and it can be used to prevent injuries and enhance performance in well people. RockTape™, specifically, was used extensively in the 2014 Winter Olympics, in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the CrossFit Games and by NFL teams across the board. RockTape™ is even being used for horses in equestrian sports.”
An avid reader of Dynamic Chiropractic since 1995, Agocs calls the inclusion of his work in the magazine “awesome.” He said the project took flight based on his own initiative. He prepared the articles, submitted them to the magazine for consideration, and they were accepted for publication. Watch for the next installment from Agocs in an upcoming edition.
To read the first article, click here.