Why did you get into chiropractic?
I always wanted to be a doctor and help people. I found chiropractic in college and instantly fell in love with its abilities to heal people naturally and effectively. Best part now is I can take my work anywhere in the world with me and I genuinely love what I do!
Tell us about your practice. Where, and what do you specialize in?
I’m in private practice in Santa Monica, California. I am a chiropractor as well as a licensed acupuncturist, so I really try to blend the latest technology and research with the five thousand years of teachings of Chinese medicine. I’m currently specializing in sports medicine, discomfort* management and stress reduction. But I’m always curious and learning about other things as well, I think it’s my responsibility as a doctor to stay up-to-date and grow with the field. Outside of the office I work as a RockTape Doc at most major CrossFit competitions in California and I’m one of Team USA’s doctors for beach volleyball.
What was your first experience with RockTape?
The first time I used RockTape was in the sports medicine tents of the Wildflower Triathlon during my chiropractic internship. I was amazed that this tape worked so well on the athletes through their bikes, runs, and swims. I later reconnected with RockTape at the Southern California CrossFit regionals in 2013 and went on to work every CrossFit regionals (southern California and northern California) and games since then!
How do you use RockTape in your practice?
I use RockTape with any and all of my patients! It’s in my office, as well as my med bags that I take to different sporting events. From my elite athletes and weekend warriors to people that battle it out at their 9 to 5 desk jobs, it works on everyone. I offer a bunch of colors and prints to keep it more fun and exciting.
Would you recommend RockTape to your professional colleagues and patients?
Yes! When the tape is applied correctly, it definitely works the best out of all the kinesiology tapes I’ve used. It’s easy to apply and I usually show people an easy application or direct them to the online videos. I love working as a RockTape Doc at different events and have made some of the best connections and friends though you guys, so thank you!
What’s your favorite RockTape pattern/product/etc?
My favorite tape design is the blue argyle hands down. It’s super cute and looks great on everyone. Favorite product other than the tape is the RockSauce; it’s a little spicy but works like magic on everyone. I always have people asking about it afterwards.
Where do you think Chiropractic care is headed? What’s the future of it?
I think chiropractic is constantly growing and expanding. I’m excited for what the future holds for my profession. We have some of the leading doctors in sports medicine, neurology, functional medicine and rehabilitation already changing the world and the way the world thinks about health and nutrition. We’re working side by side with medical doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists and other healthcare professionals to take our patients to the next level of care.
You can find Dr. Liu in Santa Monica, California and online at DrKarenLiu.com