ROCKTAPE

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. We utilize it at Bollenbach Chiropractic to help with a variety of issues.

While the use of kinesiology tape is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that it is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.

What is RockTape used for?

• 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
• Achilles tendonitis

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, it 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.

How does Rocktape work?

When manufactured, the company introduces a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. Therefore, 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.

 

All information and images courtesy of ROCKTAPE.