Rocktape is a new type of kinesiology tape used to treat injuries and improve performance for athletes in Tooele. Acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan first began using kinesiology tape, and it has spread into a broad range of sports to enhance and improve performance throughout the world.
Notable Olympic athletes such as Kerri Walsh Jennings, Sara Goller, and NBA star James Harden, and tennis player Serena Williams, commonly use Rocktape as it has been able to release or reduce tension and improve overall confidence levels for athletes.
Rock tape is designed to be stretched over portions of the body based on where an athlete needs pain relief or pressure. Rocktape is made from 97% Cotton 3% Nylon, with a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based adhesive. Rocktape does not include latex and it can attach to the skin for up to five days. Athletes find Rocktape is sticker and it stretches more from the kinesiology tape and athletic tape.
What is Rocktape Used For?
Rocktape can be used for a number of conditions. At Muscle and Joint Chiropractic, we used Rocktape to help treat a number of injuries, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- ACL/MCL injuries
- Back pain
- Bicep injuries
- Groin and hamstring injuries
- Knee injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
- Tricep injuries
Why Use Rocktape?
Athletes commonly deal with lingering discomfort and pain. When pain continues to become a problem, it can reduce the performance of an athlete and can lead to long-term damage to the muscles. Proper treatment is recommended anytime you are dealing with pain when performing routine movements. We have found Rock tape is designed to help improve athlete’s form, improve confidence, and decrease fatigue. Rock tape will help to improve blood flow to the muscles, which aids in overall performance improvement.
How does Rocktape Work?
When applied correctly, Rock tape has been found to provide several benefits to athletes, including:
- Pain reduction
- Swelling reduction
- Delay muscle fatigue
- Enhance movement
- Improve posture
- Activate or deactivate a muscle
- Improve comfort
Correctly applied Rocktape will be able to assist the lymphatic system aiding in reducing bruising and swelling. At Muscle and Joint Chiropractic, we are a Certified FMT in Rock tape. Our certification means we received additional training courses to understand the mechanics of Rock tape and the best application when using it for our patient’s treatment needs.
We do find the proper way to apply the tape is in a way that will stretch in one direction and not the other. Correct application of the tape will allow for bio-mechanical lifting, pulling the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which helps to aid in proper blood circulation to the injured area. Blood flow to an area with injury will help to reduce swelling and inflammation and improves healing and recovery time.
Rocktape Consultation with Muscle and Joint Chiropractic in Tooele
If you would like to use Rock tape for your injury treatment, or to enhance performance, contact Muscle and Joint Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation.