RockBlades®: RockTape Introduces the Latest in IASTM Technology

RockBlades®: RockTape Introduces the Latest in IASTM Technology

New IASTM system coupled with revolutionary, evidence-informed IASTM methodology Campbell, Ca. – May 3, 2016 – RockTape, Inc., the leader in sports medicine products and education, announces a revolutionary Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) system, RockBlades®. RockBlades comprise two precision-engineered and manufactured soft-tissue instruments: a surgical-grade stainless steel “Mallet” and thermo-plastic polymide “Mullet,” accompanied by a 100% natural RockRub emollient, and sanitizing wipes to form a complete, turn-key IASTM system. Honed from surgical-grade stainless steel, the Mallet is the ultimate in-clinic tool. Hand-polished treatment surfaces, combined with a perfectly balanced and weighted core make tissue scanning and treatment a breeze. Matte-finished dimples—four on each side—combined with a patented “brass knuckle” style handle enables practitioners to hold the tool six different ways. Every side is unique, both in shape and edge radius. The “Mullet” is a lightweight tool designed to be portable, allowing practitioners to deliver superior soft-tissue manipulation wherever their patients may be. The Mullet is crafted from an incredibly durable thermo-plastic polyamide—the same material used in high-performance automotive and aerospace applications. The Mullet features four distinct edges, providing comprehensive treatment capabilities and its quirks include a functioning bottle opener. Every detail of RockBlades—each edge, angle and contour – was carefully cultivated and refined over the course of two years. “I’m proud to introduce this premium set of tools to our network of RockTape Medical Professionals,” says RockTape CEO Greg van den Dries. “Our tools are set to revolutionize the way our Med Pros deliver a continuum of care to a wide range of patients.” In addition to the two tools, every set of RockBlades includes a newly...
Meet a RockTape Chiro: Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS

Meet a RockTape Chiro: Todd Rodman, DC, CCSP, CSCS

Why did you get into chiropractic? A few reasons: 1.) Selfishly: at 20 I had a catastrophic lower back injury and wanted to learn how to help myself overcome excruciating pain. I can safely say that now at 34 I feel better than I did before I was hurt because of what I have learned both academically and clinically. 2.) Feels Good: Since the age of 14 I would routinely get an adjustment before sporting events. I loved the way adjustments would make me feel and I performed better on the field.  3.) Passion: I have always loved sports and helping people. I thought Sports Chiropractic would be a great way to stay around the game and give me the opportunity to make a positive difference in peoples lives. Tell us about your practice. Where, and what do you specialize in? I am a Sports Chiropractor in Boca Raton Florida. I work with Florida Atlantic University as their Official Team Chiropractor. The goal in our office is to give patients an accurate diagnosis then use advanced non-surgical therapies to get them back to what they love to do as quickly as possible.  The therapies that we provide in the collegiate training room are the same therapies that we use on all members of our community. We like to tell people to think of us as their training room for life, where they can go to recover from an injury, prevent an injury or improve their athletic/daily performance. What was your first experience with RockTape? I remember being at a seminar and my friend showed me a roll of his...
Rock Out with Britney in Las Vegas with RockTape!

Rock Out with Britney in Las Vegas with RockTape!

We’re offering RockTape Medical Professionals the chance to win a VIP experience in Las Vegas – with all expenses paid! Here’s what you need to do between now at May 30th! Step 1 – Get Some Chill Get your hands on some RockSauce chill between now at May 20th, 2016. You can buy through us, or a trusted medical distributor. Step 2 – Post That Chill Show us how you chill with RockSauce Chill – post a photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #rockoutwithrocktape. We’ll be watching that hashtag to pick a winner… more entries gets you noticed! Step 3 – Rock Out TWO lucky fans will be picked by RockTape for an ALL-EXPENSE-PAID Vegas trip to see Britney and rock out June 18th! Remember, the more you post – the more likely you are to win. This contest is US only and no purchase is necessary. Questions? Let us know in the comments.  Here’s the fine print: HOW TO ENTER: This contest begins 12:01 A.M. EST on May 1st, 2016 and ends 11:59 P.M. EST on May 30th, 2016. To enter, make a post on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag “#rockoutwithrocktape” Limit one entry per person. RockTape is not responsible for lost, late, illegible or incomplete or entries not received for any reason. Entries become sole property of RockTape and none will be acknowledged or returned. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years or older at time of entry (“Entrant(s)”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees of RockTape and/or those living in the...
Meet RockTape’s Awesome Obstacle Course Racing PT, Jeff Shady

Meet RockTape’s Awesome Obstacle Course Racing PT, Jeff Shady

Jeff Shady is an Obstacle Course Racing Physical Therapist based out of Monterey Bay in California. When he’s not caring for patients or taping up fellow athletes, he’s training for his next big race.  Why did you get into physical therapy? I grew up with a soccer ball at my feet and a basketball in my hand. Growing up as a multi-sport athlete in a big family, I had my fair share of injuries and physical therapy. I greatly respected and appreciated the work of my physical therapists and I have always looked up to them as I wouldn’t have had the ability to perform at the level I was able to without them. I have always had a passion for promoting an active lifestyle as well as helping people, so it was a natural fit for me to become a physical therapist. My daily goal is to help each person I work with to be the most capable version of themselves’ and to play a role in helping them achieve their goals. What do you do for exercise / do you play a sport? When I’m not caring for my patients, I live an active lifestyle where I am constantly training for my next obstacle course racing (OCR) event. I started racing by chance in 2013, when I won a free entry into a local OCR race and finished 2nd and got hooked on the competition and camaraderie of the sport. Over the past couple years, I have had fifteen podium finishes and 30 top ten finishes highlighted by a 3rd place finish in my age group at...
Meet a RockTape Massage Therapist: Stephen Redmon LMT SC

Meet a RockTape Massage Therapist: Stephen Redmon LMT SC

Why did you get into massage therapy? After a disabling car accident where I was told I’d never be able to be physically active again I learned about massage therapy. I met a chiropractor 4 months after the accident who helped me but said massage therapy was needed to help with the soft tissue damage and after 4 months of my chiropractor begging me to give it a try because at the time I was in too much pain and didn’t understand how massage could even be therapeutic. After my first massage I was hooked and after I bounced back the car accident I enrolled in a massage program. What do you do for exercise / do you play a sport? I skateboard pretty regularly and practice low weighted Olympic lifting to keep me functioning. Tell us about your practice. Where, and what do you specialize in? I work with a team of chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturist, as well as an athletic trainer and clinical psychologist at Khouri Chiropractic in Charleston, SC. On the side I also provide mobile services for your average sporting events as well as at music venues and skateboarding contests around the state. I primarily see recreational, amateur, and college athletes in my office. What is the most common problem your clients come to you to fix? Most come in the door wanting me to help them get back to physical activity yesterday after leaving their office and overdoing it with a sport or physical activity. What was your first experience with RockTape? I first learned about RockTape in 2011 when I was looking for...

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