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Dear RockTape, Let’s Talk About Chronic Pain

Dear RockTape, Let’s Talk About Chronic Pain

RockTape’s manifesto urges people to get up and keep moving no matter what. Get moving; go outside, splash around in the mud and run through rings of fire. WIN. While our rallying cries resonate with some, it has become apparent to us that they are NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY. We need an adage that resonates with EVERY WARRIOR armored in RockTape.

This one’s for our warriors fighting battles no one else can see. For the ones whose triumphs go unnoticed and whose greatest strengths and proudest moments are taken for granted by those around them. For the champions whose marathons include standing for several minutes or an hour at a time. You may not receive medals for your miraculous victories, but these daily battles just make you stronger.

Sometimes we forget just why our tape is so special. When we tape people to help alleviate chronic pain – even the slightest bit – THAT is the ultimate victory. It’s time to tell the WHOLE STORY. The reason we love RockTape is because of what it can do for people like Stephanie Lomeli.

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Meet a RockTape H2O Athlete, Anthony Radetic: From Army Helicopter Pilot To Adaptive Watercross Champ

Meet a RockTape H2O Athlete, Anthony Radetic: From Army Helicopter Pilot To Adaptive Watercross Champ

How did your jet skiing career begin?When/how did you get into jet skiing?

So, it all started when I got injured and wasn’t able to ride a motorcycle anymore…. I was looking for something to fill that gap in my life. I thought it was a very similar sport so I started researching. As a freshly injured paraplegic I had to be somewhat safe and consult my doctor. After talking to him and getting his opinion–he strongly advised me not to do it, warning that it might be just too violent for my back. For some strange reason I ignored his recommendation and went ahead and tried riding a PWC, after that it was all downhill from there. I was absolutely hooked and wanted to get a bigger and faster ski.  read more…

Dear RockTape, Sweet Manifesto Sleeves. Watch Me PR.

Dear RockTape, Sweet Manifesto Sleeves. Watch Me PR.

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for your manifesto knee sleeves. I’ve been through tons of other brands over the years and they only lasted a few months at the most. Just recently I competed in a CrossFit competition and broke 2 PRs. Now I’m not saying it was the knee sleeves but I read some of the prints on them before I do my Olympic lifting work and I’m not sure why but it helps. On that competition I went from hitting 285lb clean in practice and ended up hitting 305lb clean and took 1st in that event. Finished 2nd overall once the day was done and I didn’t take those bad boys off for any event, ha that’s probably why they’re all torn up. I just really appreciate those sleeves for helping me grind through some tough practices.

– Evan Smith, New Jersey

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Meet IronWoman, RockDoc & RockTape Instructor Dr. Courtney Conley, DC

Meet IronWoman, RockDoc & RockTape Instructor Dr. Courtney Conley, DC

Why did you get into chiropractic?

There are few people who significantly influence your life. My Father is the person who has helped guide my actions and decisions. He has been a loyal chiropractic patient for as long as I can remember. Being an avid golfer he would seek chiropractic care to keep him playing and performing well.  Because of my Dad’s commitment to chiropractic care, I grew up learning and watching the benefits of hands-on manual therapy. I wanted to help people move better and improve their quality of life like my Dad’s chiropractor has done for him. 
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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.

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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. read more…

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