RockTape Introduces Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Patches: Stronger Alternatives for Active Medical Sensor Users

RockTape Introduces Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Patches: Stronger Alternatives for Active Medical Sensor Users

RockTape, the leader in sports medicine products and education, is proud to introduce a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) patch designed to move with the human body. Perfect for active individuals and children, these new patches are made from the same strong, flexible and hypoallergenic fabrics and adhesives as RockTape kinesiology tape. The new RockTape CGM patches are offered in three different styles and come with 15 pre-cut patches per pack, each specially fitted for Dexcom G4 and G5 sensors. Millions of patients (and over one million diabetics) use wearable sensors each day to improve their quality of life, and securing their devices tends to be an extra hassle. Most medical tapes are irritating, rigid and inflexible, and therefore many CGM wearers prefer RockTape patches to adhere their devices to their skin. RockTape is stretchy, less irritating and stay on longer than other CGM adhesives. The water repellent cotton and nylon fabric features 180% elasticity–mimicking the elasticity of skin–to prevent peeling with human movement. The zinc and latex-free adhesive offers a hypoallergenic alternative to competitive brands, with less likelihood of irritation. Each 4” patch is designed to secure CGMs for as long as seven days, even through daily showers and exercise. “People have been cutting their own RockTape to secure their CGM devices since we started making tape in 2009,” states Cullen Maroney, Product Manager at RockTape. “We pre-cut three other tape SKUs, so this step was long overdue and a practical move for us.” RockTape CGM Patches are available direct from RockTape...
RockTape Boardmasters 2017

RockTape Boardmasters 2017

With the winter solace behind us it must mean that summer is on its way. So I thought I would take a little time to reflect on the summer and the events of 2017. 2017 was a great year for us at MSD Sport Therapy, with the support of Rocktape we worked at some of the biggest sporting festivals in the UK, one of which was Boardmasters. Boardmasters is all about the surf and beach lifestyle. Starting back in 1981 some of the best surfers in the world travel to Fistral beach in Newquay to compete in the UK’s biggest professional surfing contest. The contest forms part of the World Qualifying Series and is made up of international professional surfers all trying to earn their place on the World Championship Tour. Of course this means that we were working with some of the best up and coming surfers in the world. Although Boardmasters is primarily a surf contest, its also one of the biggest growing music festivals in the Uk which now attracts 50,000 visitors to its Watergate side to celebrate music and the surf culture. I’d like to say that we didn’t get involved in the partying side of things, but that would be a lie. The less said about the better….. haha!! So over the 5 days we worked with over 260 athletes enlisting the help of Mike Noone and Alexander Goldberg at Kernow Chiropractic. We had set up in the Athlete area and started to work with the athletes. As you can imagine with surfers, there are a lot of tight Lats, upper traps and lower...
IS ROCKTAPE A FAD?

IS ROCKTAPE A FAD?

Two weekends ago, I was invited to a 2-day Rocktape UK course (FMT 1 & 2) and I couldn’t possibly pass on such a fantastic opportunity, despite it meaning I officially had to be absent from our live workout. I get so excited learning and growing as a Physio, which in turn helps me make educational videos for you! So, we’re winning either way 🙂 Join my live HIIT to Afrobeats workout madness here. It’s free and soooo much fun! 🙂 For starters, they are more than just tape! Ha, I love that! Rocktape is a type of kinesio tape which means it allows you to move, unlike old-fashioned rigid tapes which actually restricts movement! With kinesio tape, you really are getting the best of both worlds in that the targeted structures feel supported (and more enabled) plus you get an opportunity to keep moving. It’s waterproof too so you can swim, shower etc and there wouldn’t be a problem. Rocktape is a premium brand and has managed to establish itself as the water-resistant tape that sticks!!! I mean, that’s obviously what you want from any tape, at the very least, right? The longer it’s able to stay on you, the more benefit you get from having the tape, simples. Rocktape stretches to 180% of it’s original length but can magically ‘snap back’ or ‘recover’ and this is what sets them apart from others. On one of my patients, it’s stayed on for as long as 7days. See some of my patients with Rocktape on here. In the video below, Daniel Lawrence – an absolutely amazing Chartered Physiotherapist who doubles up as the Educational Director for...
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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