Athletic Training Clinic
Athletic Training Clinic
A small injury left unaddressed can become a bigger issue - taking athletes out of the game for a long time. We offer treatments and rehab for injuries ranging from minor tweaks and tendinitis to post-surgery.
A student-athlete can attend the Athletic Training Clinic for a $10 initial consultation with treatment. Multiple session packages at discounted rates as little as $35. Call our office to schedule an appointment to meet with an athletic trainer 765-973-8057. Our clinic is open Monday through Friday 10am-6pm.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehab taping technique that allows the body's natural healing process to occur while providing support and stability to muscles and joints.
Kinesio Taping® does not restrict the body's motion and improves the benefits of manual therapy that may be provided during a rehab appointment.
This method has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymph, circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used alongside many other treatments in our clinic and is effective during injury prevention and recovery.
You can purchase this tape on your own and apply it yourself. However, an athletic trainer is educated on the structures of the body and the motion those areas need to perform. In knowing this, an athletic trainer can customize the taping method to your specific condition and concerns to help support and improve your function.
If you need to be taped before practice or before a game, you can have all your pre-game needs in one place. We can tape injured ankles and wrists in a few moments, helping to secure the injured area, speed up healing time, and decrease the likelihood of a reoccurring injury.
Your body is unique, and so is your injury and recovery process. Your body may react to a sports injury in different ways. If you hurt your knee your hip or ankle may begin working harder or differently in an attempt to keep you moving. Certain injuries require different approaches in order to provide you with relief and recovery you need.
We have ice packs, hot packs, paraffin wax, hot/cold tubs, ultrasound, ice cups, and new Therm X Modality (see below) to keep you moving on your road to recovery.
Cryotherapy is use of cold temperatures to reduce swelling and provide treatment. We have several options involving ice available to reduce swelling and heat.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in therapy. This is beneficial because water helps to lighten the load on joints while also providing light resistance in moving.
Thermotherapy is the use of warm temperatures to improve blood flow, provide muscle relief, and loosen stiff joints
E-STIM, or electrical muscle stimulation, is a method that stimulates muscles contractions.
When you voluntarily contract a muscle - flexing your bicep, your bicep forms an iconic lump of contracted muscle. As you extend your arm, the muscle flattens out. E-STIM provides an electrical stimulation that makes this process occur in a targeted area many times in a row and very fast.
This process strengthens and repairs tissue, particularly muscles which have become shortened or weakened due to injury or disease. E-STIM can also be used by athletes as a muscle conditioning or recovery tool. Some studies have indicated that E-STIM can be targeted to create contractions in different types of muscles fibers; allowing athletes to train injured or weakened muscles for particular functions and responses.
Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different reasons.
- Deep heating treatment
Some tendons, muscles, or ligaments are hard to reach with a topical approach. Ultrasound is often used to provide heat deep into the soft tissues of the body. Deep heating decreases pain and increases circulation, which improves the healing process.
- Non-thermal uses
An ultrasound introduces energy into the body, this energy causes microscopic bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly. This process is called cavitation. It is theorized that the expansion and contraction of these bubbles helps speed cellular processes and improves healing of injured tissue.
The Therm X Modality treatment machine provides cold, heat, contrast, and compression therapy in one session. No more ice packs or heating packs being too hot. With this machine, you can set the temperature and maintain that temperature for the entire session.
floss bands help reduce tissue edema, improve movement and modulate discomfort. It
also brings in new blood to the injured area to help bring in new
nutrients valuable during the healing process.
RockPods create a suction and vacuum that allows for a decompression effect to take place under the skin. RockPods help improve tissue mobility, enhance movement and modulate discomfort with the use of myofascial cups. We use cupping techniques for rehabilitation and performance applications such as postural cueing, biomechanical pattern assists and to enhance visualization of movement.
Reid Health offers a wide variety of options to help keep athletes performing at their best. From preventing injuries to treating and rehabbing existing injuries, our athletic trainers help athletes get back to performing their best.