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PICKING THE SCAB

By Fred Braithwaite (Rock Doc & Owner at www.stronglines.co.uk) The human body is remarkable. It has the ability to adapt and change to the stimulus we place on it day to day, what is more, it actually super compensates to the stimulus we place on it. This...

Vibration guns are the new foam roller!

By Paul Coker from Move Cornwall Physio  & RockTape Instructor Just like rollers guns aren’t doing what most people say they are.  Vibration is a potent way to make the nervous system sit up and pay attention.   Here I’m using Flow Pro Gun stacked with ACM,...

Talk enough tosh and some of it will come true.

Have you made some post-pandemic predictions and found like-minded souls in a Facebook echo-chamber? Yep – me to! Well one of my predictions is: Working from home will not be good for our long term physical and mental health. Appreciating the situation can be very...

A Strong Recommendation for Shoulder Manual Therapy

Manual therapy has been challenged over the past few years but is it the clinical outcomes or the suggested mechanisms that have been challenged? I don’t think we are really adjusting, breaking and releasing in the manner we were taught but patients continue to be...

The foot and the ankle have a thing going on.

Touch a hot plate and your arm immediately withdraws before you feel the pain. This withdrawal reflex is protective and faster than the brain issuing a pain response and then moving which would be a much more damaging scenario.   The withdrawal reflex occurs...

Taping into the brain

Did you know it is impossible to stand still?   Standing upright on two feet without consciously moving is scientifically referred to as ‘quiet stance’. It is called quiet because your nervous system is not challenged by this activity – however, it is far from...

Pilates & RockTape working together

Gemma Griffies is one of the UK’s leading Physiotherapy instructors for RockTape. Gemma delivers all of our courses including Pods, Blades and the New Movement Specialist course. Gemma is also a certified Pilates instructor with the APPI. With all Pilates exercises,...