What’s Next in the Olympics? RockTape & Competitive Climbing #RockTokyo

What’s Next in the Olympics? RockTape & Competitive Climbing #RockTokyo

According to the IOC, Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboarding, Climbing, and Surfing will be added to the sports program for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. RockTape chats with Will Anglin, CPT at Earth Treks Climbing Centers in Golden, Colorado to discuss what this means for the sport. “What the IOC is looking at for the Olympic Games is a combined format of bouldering, sport, and speed. The way it is set up now, the IFSC has a Bouldering World Cup season and a Sport and Speed World Cup. While some athletes compete in all disciplines, they have traditionally had their own seasons. An extremely small handful of people are even able to be competitive in multiple disciplines even when the seasons are fairly separate. Combining all the formats together is something that many of the top athletes in each discipline are not particularly excited about. If climbing makes it into the Olympics in a combined format, it has the potential to change competition climbing in a big way. Hopefully, either climbing won’t make it into the Olympics in a combined format, then makes another bid for separate formats, or, it makes it in as a combined, proves itself as an Olympic sport, then is allowed to separate the disciplines next time.  Since a combined format is something that doesn’t exist in a serious way within the structure of USA Climbing at this point, I’m not really sure how an Olympic team would be selected.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BGfa6EJgQGB/ Would you tell us a little bit about your background? How long have you been climbing competitively? I started climbing on the youth team at Earth Treks Climbing Center in Maryland around 2001...
Meet Inspiring Navy Vet Jacqueline Carrizosa

Meet Inspiring Navy Vet Jacqueline Carrizosa

Some know her as Hollywood’s Military Tech & Weapons Officer Expert. To others, she is a military vet–a Gunner’s Mate and Rescue Swimmer. Others might recognize her from the motocross track or the shooting range. When she’s not competing, you can find her collaborating with movie stars for their big fight scenes on the silver screen. Carrizosa has worked with Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Gregory D. Gadson, Tadanobu Asano, John Tui, Jesse Plemons and Michelle Rodriguez, to name a few. She also loves RockTape. Meet our adventurous adrenaline junkie, Jacqueline Carrizosa. Please tell us a little about yourself and about your first experience riding dirt bikes. My name is Jacqueline Carrizosa. I’m a female Gunner’s Mate, Rescue Swimmer and Navy Veteran. I race Women’s Expert and Pro Offroad Dirtbiking, and I also shoot and hunt competitively. What kind of bike do you ride? I currently race a Yamaha 450 4-stroke and train for enduro races on my Beta 300 Xtrainer 2-stroke.  Would you describe your first experience shooting a gun? Awesome. Deliberate and forceful are two words for my first time. It was in the Navy for a qualification shoot, which I qualified “Expert” on. What is your favorite gun? Is there a different favorite for different days?  Definitely! I’ve shot all kinds of guns and the bigger, the easier and more fun it is to shoot. Now I’m on the hunt for things I haven’t shot to personal “bucket-list” list them, I’ve shot bolt actions like the 900 grain 600 overkill, huge mortars, machine guns, and more. You ain't missing out on anything when you're getting your shit...
Meet RockTape Physical Therapy Doc Shante Cofield

Meet RockTape Physical Therapy Doc Shante Cofield

Why did you get into physical therapy? I was first exposed to PT after tearing my ACL, MCL, and meniscus following my freshman year of high school. With full intentions of playing Division 1 soccer, rehab became a huge factor. Prior to this, I had always wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. Truth be told, I continued to have every intention of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, completing all the pre-med requirements in college and looking into the MCAT process. It was at that time that I began to have my doubts, and my advisor at the time recommended I consider physical therapy. I considered, I applied, and I started NYU’s DPT program approximately 2 weeks after graduation. The rest is history. What do you do for exercise? Growing up I was always very active and heavily involved in sports. I played soccer in college and then for a year when I moved to the city. I got tired of that and hung up my cleats, opting to run marathons and try my hand at rock climbing. That got me through a few years, and then I discovered CrossFit in 2014. I haven’t looked back since. Tell us about your practice. Where, and what do you specialize in? Up until recently, I actually had a few different settings in which I practiced. I practiced in two locations in NYC, one in midtown, Bespoke Treatments, and one in the Financial District, Reset PT. I also treated athletes out of my CrossFit box in Brooklyn, CrossFit 718. Last month I moved to Los Angeles, specifically Mar Vista. I’m still figuring out where exactly I’m...
The Evidence Based Chiropractor: The Research Behind RockBlades with Dr. Steve Capobianco

The Evidence Based Chiropractor: The Research Behind RockBlades with Dr. Steve Capobianco

From the EvidenceBasedChiropractor.com on August 1, 2016.   The Evidence Based Chiropractor is a podcast created for Chiropractors. Weekly research and marketing updates for Chiropractors. Learn ideas and actionable information which will inspire action, improve your communication, and lead to explosive Chiropractic growth. E035- The Research Behind RockBlades: An Interview with Dr. Steve Capobianco by Dr. Jeff Langmaid Listen to the podcast here.    This week we have a special interview with RockTape medical director, Dr. Steve Capobianco. Dr. Capo and I dive into the research behind their new soft tissue tools: RockBlades. Don’t miss this interview episode with one of chiropractic’s innovators.   Click here to learn more about RockBlades This piece was highlighted as a Monthly Research Brief for the members of The Evidence Based Chiropractor.  Our members use research to GROW their practice. Are you interested in increasing your referrals? Click here now.  ...
RockBlades: The Latest in IASTM Tools & Evidence-Informed Methodology

RockBlades: The Latest in IASTM Tools & Evidence-Informed Methodology

There are many established methods of treatment for both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. Examples of treatments methods (non inclusive) are massage, dry needling, active release technique, heat, ice, vibration, taping, exercise, including stretching, and other passive modalities like therapeutic ultrasound. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue manipulation (IASTM) is one of those methods. IASTM or tools assist in reducing adhesions and increase healing rates of targeted tissue (Aspegren, 2007, Bayliss, 2011, Burke, 2007; Davidson, 1997, Fowler, 2000, Hammer, 2005, Howitt, 2009, Laudner, 2014, Lee, 2014, Loghmani, 2009). Specially designed tools are used to apply longitudinal pressure along the course of tissue. The tools facilitate the clinician’s ability to detect altered tissue properties, as well as facilitate the patient’s awareness of altered sensations within the treated tissues. Increased vibration within the tool is believed to be an indication of abnormal tissue properties. Additionally, the tools are believed to provide a mechanical advantage that allows the clinician to achieve greater depth of mechanical force transmission than can be produced with hands. Tools also reduce compressive stress on the clinician’s hands which can prolong the career of a manual therapist. Gua Sha was the first instrument assisted technique dating back to ~220 BC (Nelson, 2013). The original Gua Sha instruments were made from spoons, coins, jars, wood, bamboo, bone, or jade. The goal of Gua Sha was to intentionally create petechiae and ecchymosis (sha) by scraping the soft tissue. Raising sha is theorized to remove blood stagnation and to promote normal circulation and metabolic processes (Nelson, 2013). In the mid-1990s, David Graston, a pioneer of IASTM, created a method and instruments for...

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