What is Rocktape? RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries. What is Rocktape used for? • Achilles tendonitis • Plantar fasciitis • Jumpers knee (PFS) • ACL/MCL issues • Rotator cuff • Groin and hamstring pulls • Lower back issues • Shin splints • Tennis and golf elbow • Pain associated with pregnancy • Postural correction We have instructional videos that will show you how to tape for many different issues. Please note that if your issues are severe or do not improve within a day of using RockTape, you should seek help from a medical professional. Improving Sports Performance While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport. For more information about the use of RockTape for specific sports, visit our dedicated Triathlon, Running and CrossFit pages. Taping Movement, Not Muscles If you are a chiropractor, physical therapist, sports doctor, personal trainer or other professional interested in learning to apply Rocktape to support sport-specific fascial chains, please visit our Fascial Movement Taping section. How does Rocktape work? When we manufacture RockTape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery. What is Rocktape made of? Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.
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