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...
Sam Brearey Interview

Sam Brearey Interview

Sam is a young dinghy sailor, who already at the age of 25 has a proven track record on the international stage. Sam is a double world champion, triple European champion and double national champion. His skill set has been best shown in single trapeze dinghies such as the 420 where he set a British record, the 470 which he now campaigns towards the Olympic Games and the Fireball which he has won numerous titles in. While his ability and performance on the international stage is unquestionable, Sam also finds time to give back into sport. Sam represents 3 charities all of which give him the opportunity to support the development of young people across the country. Sam spends his free time supporting projects aimed at getting young people into education, sport, employment and training. Sam also makes sure he uses his knowledge and experience to support the development of young sailors, helping coach their skills to develop the next Olympic champion. Outside of Sam’s giving back to charity, he also mentors other athletes helping guide them on their journeys through sport and beyond. Sam’s dedication to training and development is well beyond his years, taking detail in all his preparation is key to his performance. Having made a difficult decision in 2009 to finish education and not chase his dream of London 2012, Sam has recently quit his full time job to become a full time sailor looking towards Tokyo 2020. In order to ensure he has a strong full back post sport, Sam is successfully running his own business in sport around his training, while also being...
Equinox 24 hour race

Equinox 24 hour race

I’ve been a little slow with my blogs lately so I thought I would get a little pre race blog done . So here goes tonight me , David & my dad Buff daddy les will be traveling up to Belvoir castle in Leicestershire to meet up with our ultra family .kath , Duane & Lorraine & to pitch our tents ready for a weekend of fun ( I’m guessing my fun is very different to others but 24hours of running is FUN ) If your at the event please come and say hi we will be in the solo camping area (look out for the Buff® Tape ) and Team Buff Uk kit. www.buffwear.co.uk This will be a strange 24hour race for me as normally I have full support and I don’t have to worry about anything but for my 5th 24 hour race , I’m going to be a lot more self suffient so it could be interesting , I just need to remember to eat lots and drink lots and wear warm kit when it gets dark ( Lorraine don’t forget to tell me ) . So what’s my plan for the race ? who knows how this will go , I’ve been having physio on my leg since the endure 24 in June I must thank www.Rocktape.net  for sending me some tape for my leg & hopefully all will be well. I’ve also had a nasty cough for over a week !!! Not a ideal build up to a race , but I’m not making excuses , my head will be in the zone and I’m...
Paris To Barcelona

Paris To Barcelona

Joe and Josh are cycling from Paris to Barcelona over 8days to raise money for The Ronald Mcdonald House charity and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Here is their day by day: Warm Up Ride Manchester to Blackpool done! James joined us for the ride as the charities are very close to his heart and has had a life changing experience with them. Every little helps! Our Sponsors Got to say a big thanks to our sponsors, Qdos Fitness and Saville’s builders for their help! And an additional mention to Rocktape for kindly donating some free tape for the ride to keep us in working order! The Night Before We have arrived in Paris ready for starting our ride tomorrow. Quick picture under the Eiffell Tower and then loading up on carbs!!! We have got a big day ahead, quick 20mile ride to CrossFit Lisses where will be completing ‘The Seven’! Once we have regained consciousness, we will be on our way to Orleans with another 65miles! We are currently in high spirits….. Lets see how we are when we check in tomorrow evening! DAY 1 So the first day ended up a 12hour day, not ideal for day one! We set off from Paris at 7:40 and cycled 21miles to CrossFit Lisses! Although paris is very nice and cycle friendly, our satnav is not! Taking many detours and after every possible red light, we arrived of CrossFit Lisses at 9:40. Then it began! ‘The Seven’ notoriously know as one of the hardest CrossFit workouts around, we now know why everyone thought we were stupid…. We are! Josh...
Unite and Bike for Heroes

Unite and Bike for Heroes

Just under a year ago, I decided to enter this event to commemorate the Centenary of the start of the Great War. As you will know, if you have followed my blog, I was fortunate enough to serve with the Royal Engineers for a number of years until being medically discharged in 1997. A large number of my friends and colleagues have been impacted by loss in conflict and I have lost several friends and this seemed a fitting tribute to their memories. I had also recently been bitten by the cycling bug so it was a perfect fit. I also decided to dedicate the year to raising funds and awareness for Blind Veterans UK and you can read more about their work and my motivations elsewhere in this blog. I have had a superb year and have achieved a number of firsts (for me) with several highs (and a couple of hiccoughs) and have made many new friends along the way. I have had wonderful support and met many inspirational folk, so was very excited as we approached this ‘final’ event in August. However, I had not appreciated just how emotional the trip would be and what a superb end to the years fund raising. And so it began – Stratford Intl to Folkestone – High speed train The trip to Folkestone by train was unremarkable, as were my first impressions of the town when I arrived. Folkestone was gearing up for a big centenary parade on the 4th, with Prince Harry in attendance and there were bands rehearsing and police cordoning the front off, so I just...
Power taping brings great results for Chris

Power taping brings great results for Chris

Chris Stirling was spotted at the recent Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon sporting long strips of the Union Jack patterned RockTape. Clearly it did this endurance athlete a world of good as he came in second in the epic multi-sport event. Chris, who crossed the line in a hugely respectable 12 hrs 3 mins and 6 seconds, is photographed here by Steve Carter sporting the RockTape on his arms and shoulders. The 32-year-old, who hails from Ambleside in the Lake District, is a great believer in RockTape. He says: “I use RockTape to support the chains of movement and use of different muscle groups as I move between the three sports or triathlon. “I find that my muscles tire less quickly when using RockTape and it is easier to hold good form. “For example, when switching from bike to run, you go from being bent double for six hours to wanting to run nice and upright. The stretch of the tape reminds me not to lean forward too much and to pull my shoulders back.” Chris confesses that he is not a great swimmer. With the help of his physio Adam Smith he tried taping for power in the swim stroke. Chris says: “I swam much better than I thought I would with the help of the RockTape. I tested it in a couple of training sessions and another event prior to the Celtman! “The extra one to two per cent that it gives makes all the difference when you are trying to perform at your limit. I was pleased with how I performed in my weakest discipline in the...
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