Simple ROCKTAPE Applications for Common Aches and Pains

Simple ROCKTAPE Applications for Common Aches and Pains By Paul Coker A lot of folks involved in kinesiology taping will tell you that tape should only be applied by a super-special, highly trained, jedi tape ninja. (Actual title may vary).  They will discourage athletes and members of the public from even attempting to self-tape.  They will probably also tell you that only therapists trained in their education system and  accredited by their official sounding, but sort of made up, association should tape you up.  I don’t really agree with any of that, bear in mind I am a physiotherapist, tape instructor, and tape company medical director!! I think that in many situations, many people can and should consider self-taping. There are some caveats and exceptions that I will mention. First and most important; if you have a pain that is any of the following you should see e a experienced, competent therapist/medic. You have a pain you rate as strong or severe (on a scale of 0-10: 6 or above) You have a pain which doesn’t stop or become mild (under 3/10) in any position You have a pain which is worsening despite resting it. Self-taping is best suited to those little niggles, aches and pains.  The ones that don’t exactly stop you in your tracks, but none-the-less, stop you moving freely, playing your sport, standing at work.  If you are anything like me, and 95% of the world, you know the kind of niggles I mean. Now before you grab a roll of ROCKTAPE and get sticking, there are a few things you need to know to ensure...

ROCKTAPE UK announce partnership with Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

ROCKTAPE UK have today announced a partnership deal with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI). The deal will see ROCKTAPE deliver their acclaimed FMT seminars to APPI members and APPI use ROCKTAPE to treat patients in their clinics. Simon Bunyard, ROCKTAPE director said “ROCKTAPE prides itself on not only our tape but on the highest quality kinesiology taping teaching on the market. We’re delighted to be working closely with APPI, an organisation who shares our passion for high quality teaching and treatment.” Glenn Withers, APPI co-founder: “I am absolutely delighted to announce the partnership with Rocktape UK. My overwhelming passion and drive in everything that APPI does is to deliver quality in education and products. We feel that Rocktape UK represents our core values and as such we are delighted to be working with them as a host of their courses and a consumer of their products. I use Rocktape in all my clinics and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We also see such a link between the muscle activation principles of the APPI Pilates method and the use of Rocktape for improving facilitation and movement control. I believe this is a partnership that will assist us both in delivering outstanding education across the...
CrossFit European Competitions 2015

CrossFit European Competitions 2015

Check out the biggest and best Crossfit Competitions around Europe in 2015! Competition events are all mapped and calendered in this handy Crossfit infographic via www.barbellsandbeards.com. Source:...
ROCKTAPE signs Partner Deal with Optimum Healthcare Solutions & Physio 1st

ROCKTAPE signs Partner Deal with Optimum Healthcare Solutions & Physio 1st

ROCKTAPE UK today announced a two year partnership deal with Optimum Healthcare Solutions (www.optimum-hcs.com) and Physio 1st (www.physio1st.co.uk) to exclusively supply both tape and education. ROCKTAPE MD Simon Bunyard said “We are very excited to be working two of the UK’s premier multi-site Physiotherapy practices. We are always looking to partner with like minded companies who take a pride in their standards and this is no different.” Optimum MD Dean Payne said “The partnership with ROCKTAPE is one we are really looking forward to developing. We pride ourselves on the service we offer our patients and having the UK’s premier kinesiology tape is yet another sign of this. We also hope that having a uniform training provider will only help to improve standards across our group of clinics”. Clinical Director at Physio 1st Peter Grinbergs commented “Physio 1st is proud to be working alongside ROCKTAPE, the market leader in terms of Kinesiology tape. Like ROCKTAPE, we honed our skills in high level sport. Now we intend to pass these benefits onto our loyal customers. Our ethos has always been to provide elite services to the everyday citizens of Great Britain and the ROCKTAPE partnership adds strength to this...

The use of kinesiology taping in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological deficits

Highlights • My experience so far has been to use kinesiology tape, as a treatment adjunct, with patients who present with Parkinsons Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury….. • Patients report increased confidence, awareness of limbs, movement control and ….. • We put tape where we put our hands and we use it for the same reason that we put our hands onto patients – sensory input, guidance, correction of alignment, balance of …… Full Article by Melissa Benyon Neurological Physiotherapist and Rocktape FMT Neuro Course developer. I started using therapeutic taping back in the late 1990’s, where my main objective was to purchase the most rigid zinc oxide tape on the market – how things have moved on! I used it for patients with neurological deficits, primarily for pain management, correction of shoulder alignment problems, stabilisation and muscle inhibition and recruitment and found it helpful. Following my attendance at a Rocktape taping course in 2014, I started using kinesiology tape – tape with elastic properties enabling the therapist to vary how much the tape is tensioned during application. I offered to get involved in teaching for Rocktape and consequently also started reading around the subject, searching on the TRIP database to look at what research was out there – did it demonstrate positive outcomes? and what mechanisms for actions of the tape could be described? There is a lot of research available investigating the efficacy of kinesiology tape in the musculoskeletal field, although research in the neurological arena is much less prevalent. Increasingly studies are targeted at patient groups with pathology, as some studies investigating the...
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