Worcester Warriors and RockTape

Worcester Warriors and RockTape

Worcester Warriors, the Aviva Premiership rugby union side, are proud to announce ‘RockTape’ as their official Kinesiology tape supplier for the 2017-18 season. Premiership rugby puts a huge number of physical demands and stresses on the bodies of our players. From Stability to optimising biomechanics, strapping helps enhance performance. Historically, strapping has been rigid, restrictive and loosened off quickly with poor durability. The evolution of K tape, has allowed the medical team at Worcester Warriors to optimise player performance both on and off the pitch. RockTape offers robustness, durability and sustained dynamic capabilities through extreme conditions. Its ability to cope with multiple collisions, rain, mud and sweat sets it apart from the rest. The tape is used in a number of ways to offload injured tissues, support weakened structures, aid with swelling control and keep protective padding in place. Having used other brands it has also become a favourite with the players too. Some (to only name a few) of the reasons the guys here at Warriors would advocate the tape: “It’s adhesive is second to none and lasts longer than any other tape I’ve used before.” “As a player you need confidence that your strapping is going to do the job for 80 minutes, something RockTape has guaranteed me this season.” “Rock Tape allows me full movement whilst offering support over my knee ligament, support in a way I don’t think any other tape would offer.” There is a strong history between the medical staff at the club and supplier with the two having worked together for many years. Whilst there have been many competitor brands used and...
RockTape Powering a Podium Finish at the Tour de France

RockTape Powering a Podium Finish at the Tour de France

Cannondale-Drapac cycling team, sponsored and powered by RockTape, earned an impressive runner-up spot in the 2017 Tour de France. Columbian Rigoberto Uran secured 2nd place in Paris on Sunday and described it as the greatest achievement of his career. The team, consisting of four Americans and four tour debutants, showed great heart and determination to propel Rigoberto onto the podium. Despite a stage win in Chambery, it is a whole other feat to secure an overall Tour win. However, on a much smaller budget, to finish within range of cycling behemoth, Team Sky, was a remarkable achievement. Rigoberto’s performance and off-the-road uncensored humor has established him as a folk hero in his native Columbia. Speaking with his team, Uran said “finishing second to Froome at less than a minute seems pretty good to me. It’s a quality podium in Paris, so this is the greatest success of my career.” RockTape has a long history of supporting cycling teams and we love seeing our athletes smashing their goals and earning podium finishes. At RockTape, we continue to support athletes everywhere and they are forever pushing the boundaries of what they achieve. We put our athletes at the heart of product development, utilizing their feedback to make our products the best out...
Unglue Sticky and Stiff Muscles & Win Your Warmup™ with RockFloss

Unglue Sticky and Stiff Muscles & Win Your Warmup™ with RockFloss

RockTape Inc., a leader in sports medicine products and education, has announced the latest addition to its mobility line—RockFloss. RockFloss is a latex band designed for muscle and joint “flossing” before and/or after training, and for post-injury rehabilitation. RockFloss uses the science of compression and fascial shearing to help “unstick” stiff or sore muscles and mobilise joints, so everyone from the weekend warrior to the pro athlete can move better and with less pain. In addition to improving muscle and joint function, RockFloss can improve flexibility, range of motion and help reduce swelling. Unlike other floss products, RockFloss is specifically designed to be “tackier,” grabbing skin and underlying tissues, which enhances ease of use and efficacy. RockFloss is made of 100% natural latex, 1.25 millimeters thick and seven feet long, and comes in 5cm width. RockFloss is commonly used on shoulders, knees, wrists, elbows, hips or ankles. Each roll of RockFloss includes detailed instructions, covering the most common applications. “Floss has been popular with functional fitness athletes for quite some time,” says Cullen Maroney, head of product development at RockTape. “We believe in its efficacy as a treatment modality. But until now, no one has really done it right. This was a huge opportunity for us to introduce it to the mainstream, with detailed instructions – you can start improving range of motion and reducing pain right out of the box.” As a leader in functional fitness, RockTape has been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to mobility products for athletes and medical professionals. Not only is RockFloss effective, convenient and reusable, it also works as an...
Skeleton, Rocktape and the Road to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Skeleton, Rocktape and the Road to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Hey! I’m Jackie Narracott, Australia’s top ranked Skeleton athlete. This year is my biggest yet preparing for the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, KOR. For 6 months of the year I work 30 hours a week on top of full time training and for the other 6 months I travel the world going headfirst down a mountain faster than you can legally drive a car. Training at this time of year consists of lots of sprinting, lifting and pushing a dry land sled. The whole aim of summer training is to get us as fit and fast as possible for the season ahead. I’m pleased to say that so far so good for me this year. Obviously with pushing our bodies as hard as we do little niggles show up from time to time. For me, it’s constant shin splints from being on my feet all day. Also this year I’ve tweaked my shoulder and my calf. Thankfully I’ve got Rocktape to keep me going. I don’t think there’s been a running session since May that I haven’t done with my shins taped. It’s what works when all the icing, compression and self massage aren’t enough. It got me through last year and it’s gotten me through again this year. Additionally this year I’ve used it to help treat my shoulder and calf. I’ve always used it on muscles to relax and support them but my shoulder was the first time I’ve used it for structural support. The difference it made was huge. We only had to modify a couple of sessions because it calmed it down and held it...

One of the products that people are a little hesitant of is Kinesiology tape, we thought we would ask our exhibitor Rock Tape to give us a little insight into what it is and some basics on using it. Paul Coker is the Medical Director of Rocktape UK, an experienced Physiotherapist and very average ultra/trail runner.  Here is his lowdown on all things kinesiology tape. WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY TAPE? Kinesiology tape is an elastic tape made of tightly woven elasticated cotton (97%) and nylon (3%) fibres.  The glue on the tape is acrylic, highly durable and waterproof so tape can be worn for up to a week withstanding vigorous movement, sweat and total emersion in water.  When applied in a vaguely correct manner research has shown that tape can lead to various positive changes including less pain, improved movement, and better muscular endurance and recovery.  Rocktape is premium brand of tape specifically designed to meet the demands of athletes.  WHAT ITS NOT The tape does not contain any medication or drugs. Different colours are cosmetic only, all colours of tape have the same elasticity and therefore benefits. Tape is not a replacement for sensible injury management and thorough rehab.  If you are in doubt about what causes your pain or you have a pain that’s not getting better go see an experienced, qualified therapist/professional. WHAT ARE RUNNING RELATED NIGGLES Most common running injuries are broadly overuse injuries.  They come on gradually over time as a result of the cumulative load and repetitive impact.  If a certain bit of tissue like the Achilles tendon or kneecap is asked to absorb...
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