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Meet a RockTape PT: Sean Gateley

Meet a RockTape PT: Sean Gateley

Why did you get into physical therapy?

Becoming a physical therapist was a goal of mine since I was in high school. I was a 3-sport athlete in high school (football, wrestling and track) and spent a little too much time with the athletic trainer. I always wanted to remain active in athletics in some way and sports medicine was the perfect fit for me. I was a 2-sport athlete in college (football and track) and I did my undergraduate education in kinesiology and sports medicine and was certified as an athletic trainer. I worked at the collegiate level for several years before returning to school to become a physical therapist. I knew that with the duel credential I would be able to do so much more to help athletes. read more…

FMT Certifications with CCE are nationwide!

FMT Certifications with CCE are nationwide!

Cross Country Education is leading the way in continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. We have developed a reputation in the healthcare community for quality and consistency for which we are very proud.

We are excited about our partnership with RockTape and the unique advantages this provides for both companies and our customers. We offer weekday seminars, which is a great opportunity for those looking to obtain RockTape certification that are unable to do so on the weekends. We produce over 5,000 seminars and conferences annually for the healthcare industry and we are happy to bring RockTape’s Functional Movement Techniques Certification Series to our expansive network of healthcare professionals.

To sign up for a CCE RockTape course near you, click here. To learn more about Cross Country Education, click here.

Mobility: When is Enough Enough?

Mobility: When is Enough Enough?

Mobility is a big trend right now in fitness, and for good reason. If you can’t move, you can’t train very well, either. You could spend the rest of your life reading all the books and articles and watching all the videos online about mobility. But when is enough really enough? Is the guy in the “Enter the Pain Cave” t-shirt who spends 45 minutes before and after every workout screaming as he tortures himself with his foam roller doing it right? Is that what you should be doing, too? Let’s try to demystify some of this stuff! read more…

Your Shoulders Could Be Causing Your Low Back Pain

Your Shoulders Could Be Causing Your Low Back Pain

I had a patient once, let’s call him “Matt,” who came to see me, like so many do, for low back pain. He had recently started CrossFit training and his back pain onset coincided nicely with that. Matt had seen his family doctor who told him to stop doing CrossFit, but he wasn’t very happy with that advice. For as bad as that advice often is, it’s probably the #1 thing health care providers like to tell athletes, whether they are CrossFit training, lifting weights, running, or whatever. “Just stop doing that.” Great, thanks for the advice, doc, I never thought of that. read more…

Avoid CrossFit Burnout With 5 Easy Tips

Avoid CrossFit Burnout With 5 Easy Tips

Training burnout is a real thing, and it seems to especially affect CrossFit athletes. I’ve been through it myself and I’ve seen a lot of our gym’s athletes go through it, too. Sometimes people just get tired of things and want to switch it up, but here are my top 5 tips for avoiding the dreaded CrossFit burnout. read more…

Living With Fibromyalgia the RockTape Way

Living With Fibromyalgia the RockTape Way

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is associated with generalized pain and stiffness as well as sleep problems and fatigue. Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by headaches or migraines, depression and/or anxiety, loss of ability to concentrate and even irritable bowel conditions. According to the latest data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2005, fibromyalgia affects approximately five million Americans and it is seven times more commonly diagnosed in women than in men. read more…

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. read more…

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. read more…

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