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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…

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). read more…

Meet a RockTape Chiro: Abby Kramer DC

Meet a RockTape Chiro: Abby Kramer DC

Why did you get into chiropractic?

I have a background as a collegiate athlete (swimming) and a personal trainer before attending chiropractic school. I always had  a passion for helping people move better and feel better as a trainer, but wanted to learn more. Chiropractic saved me after a bad car accident in college, and so naturally it was the perfect fit to further my education. read more…

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