10 Apr RockTape: Not Just for Elite Athletes
RockTape: Not Just for Elite Athletes
by Taylor Griffith, DC
Ever wonder if there was something extra that your Chiropractor or Physical Therapist could do for you that would enhance your performance and help you heal? That something is RockTape.
At Crossover, we use RockTape, a specific brand of kinesiology tape that is scientifically proven to:
- Increase blood flow to the tissue
- Increase oxygen available to your muscles
- Reduce fatigue
- Promote lymph drainage, removing toxins from the body
- Stimulate proper movement patterns through enhanced proprioception (the ability to sense where your joints are– great for rehabilitation, posture, and preventing injury!)
You may have seen this type of tape on Olympic and professional athletes, but now as a Crossover Health member, you can get the same type of treatment from your physical medicine team that the pros are getting.
A RockTape application lasts about five days and is re-applied as needed. At Crossover, we have RockTape certified providers who frequently use RockTape in conjunction with our sessions to help members:
- Reduce back (shown in photo) and neck pain
- Cue proper ergonomics and improve posture
- Support and treat shoulder conditions
- Treat plantar fasciitis and sore muscles
If you are suffering from poor posture, a nagging injury, or just want to improve your daily performance, let’s discuss how treatment enhanced by RockTape may help you, at no extra cost.
About the Author: Taylor Griffith is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic at Crossover Health. He is a RockTape certified provider – FMT level I & II, PMT and Rockblades — and devoted to providing a high level of care to each patient. When he isn’t helping people move better he enjoys cycling, yoga, and hiking with his mini-labradoodle, Koa.
Article source: Subasi, V., Cakir, T., Arica, Z., Sarier, R.N., Filiz, M.B., Dogan, K.D. & Toraman, N.F.,(2014). Comparison of efficacy of kinesiological taping and sub-acromial injection therapy in sub-acromial impingement syndrome. Clinical Rheumatology doi 10.1007/s10067-014-2824-7