What is RockTape™?
RockTape™ gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation or range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, swelling, and to treat pain.
RockTape™ is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. It exhibits its efficacy through the activiation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method stems from the science of Kinesiology. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.
RockTape™ is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles with movement on a 24 hr/day basis for up to 5 days. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.
In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an undesirable side effect.
-Function Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries
In addition RocDoc taping certifications, our doctors are certified in FTMI (Function Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries). This protocol combines several types of tape including athletic, strapping and stabilization. FTMI involves functional analysis of which tape applications may make an injury feel better and exactly how they should be applied.
-When to Get Taped
RockTape™ is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: posture, muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrom, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.
Important After Care Instructions following a RockTape™ Application
*RockTape™ is extremely safe and gentle on skin. However, if you notice that your skin becomes immediately hot or itchy within an hour after applying you should remove the tape immediately following the instructions below. When in doubt, remove the tape if it becomes too uncomfortable.
- When applying tape, skin should be clean and dry, no lotions or oils
- Tape should remain in place for 3-5 days. If you try to remove it before then it will be extremely difficult to remove. You will know it is ready to come off when the edges begin to roll off easily
- Tape can be worn in the shower, bath or swimming. Be careful to pat the area dry and not rub
- Remove the tape when your skin is dry. Water and sweat make the tape adhere more strongly
- We recommend one day of no tape in between taping applications to allow your skin to ‘breathe’ and replenish lost oils
Full videos of RockTape™ Applications are available at www.rocktape.com