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What is the optimal tape tension for pain relief?

Kinesiology tape is typically applied with a small amount of stretch on the tape, but recommendations vary for how much stretch to apply.  Whilst the optimal amount of tape tension will most likely vary from person to person, a recent US study tried to compare the...

INCREASING SENSATION FOR MS PATIENTS WITH IASTM

Neuropathy is one of the most frequent symptoms that dramatically reduces the quality of life for patients with Multiple sclerosis (MS). Massage therapy and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) can be helpful for MS patients to prevent or relieve...
Effectiveness of Kinesiology tape for knee arthritis

Effectiveness of Kinesiology tape for knee arthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can be a debilitating condition resulting in pain, loss of mobility and a decrease in independence.  Exercise, in particular strengthening exercise, is one of the key components of knee OA management.  However, often the knee pain that is...

Rock Doc Maria Goriup’s Olympic experience

Hello! My name is Maria, I am the Physiotherapist for British Fencing. This summer I attended the Tokyo ‘2020’ Olympic Games to support our qualified Team GB Fencer Marcus Mepstead. It was such a unique and memorable experience I thought I’d share some of it with you....
Equine Taping

Equine Taping

As is quite typical for his type, my Donny lad has a tendency to pull himself along with his forelimbs rather than to fully engage his back end and generate his forward propulsion by sufficiently pushing from his hind limbs. I don’t know a great deal of his background...

CP Tape case study

This Blog is a little bit special; we are honored that Stuart has shared his personal taping experience with us and we are excited to pass it on to you – our committed Blog reader.   From Stuart…   My name is Stuart Maloney and in 1982 I was born with...

TREATING EHLERS-DANLOS WITH ROCKTAPE

Dear RockTape, I wanted to tell you about a patient I have with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS); RockTape has been instrumental in her daily function. My patient has Ehlers-Danlos and Chiari Malformation. The EDS causes ligaments to be very loose causing...
TREATING THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME WITH IASTM

TREATING THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME WITH IASTM

Artwork by Stephanie Lochmueller, RMT, FST3, CFSC, CHN, MPS @sloch_holistic @sloch.anatomyart Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition that may cause numbing, tingling, and weakness in the arm, elbow, and hand.  Typically, this condition can be treated with...