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Ed’s Take: Clinical Studies and Proven Health Benefits of Using Kinesiology Tape

An article posted by Mueller

After the hype it received in the 2008 Olympic games, researchers decided it was time to test the support and healing properties associated with kinesiology tape use. The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy published the study which consisted of patients who suffered from various orthopedic injuries. One set of test subjects were simply wrapped with the tape, the other patients involved in the study were wrapped with the tape using various proven methods. The study concluded that the patients who were wrapped with the tape using specific methods saw a dramatic improvement in mobility, joint and muscle health, and pain reduction during physical activity.

Ed Le Cara’s Take – A nice short blog regarding benefits of Kinesiology Taping.  At RockTape we believe that pre-cuts do not provide optimal results and thus we encourage our clinicians to cut their own tape.

We provide a framework for taping applications but believe the most important part about taping is pre and post testing the effected area to make sure the desired outcome is seen. Incorrect taping applications do not really exist. Either the tape improves the condition or does not.  A framework approach to taping applications takes the memorization out of learning the techniques. The emphasis is on outcomes.  


RockTape and USA Diving announce new partnership

USA Diving is pleased to announce a long‐term agreement with RockTape, an industry leader in sports medicine products. With this new partnership, RockTape will serve as the official supplier of kinesiology tape for USA Diving.

RockTape aids in the recovery of fatigued muscles, supports and enhances muscular contraction, increases circulation and allows injuries to heal better. Divers are able to train better and longer without risk of overuse.

“Diving can be very demanding on the body. RockTape helps with training and recovery, and our new partnership will be a valuable asset for our athletes as they strive to perform at their best,” said Linda Paul, President and CEO of USA Diving. read more…

Our own Paul Coker on Kinesiology Tape Lies

Our very own RockTape UK’s Paul Coker wrote up a great piece over at Breaking Muscle about

My experience of sticking tape on thousands of patients, running hundreds of taping workshops for health professionals, and taping myself whenever I hurt, is that tape works. It does cool and surprising stuff to reduce pain and improve movement. But I also hear a whole load of nonsense, misinformation, and misconceptions about kinesiology tape and what it does.
Here are four most commons myths I hear, along with reasoning to the contrary.

Mobility is a human right


At RockTape, we’ve made a promise to keep people moving stronger and longer. Part of that promise is giving people the tools and knowledge about how to fix themselves.

Which is why we’re incredibly excited – and proud – to introduce our new line of mobility products.

As a company dedicated to optimizing human movement, and keeping people moving througout their life, we believe that the information to get the most out of our tools should be included – and shared.

Every one of our mobility products includes detailed, full-color instructions. Our RockNRoller foam roller includes a gorgeous, lay-flat poster that guides you through fascial-release exercises. It’s truly an all-in-one tool that helps you move better.

The same is true with our RockBalls, a mobility ball set (the spikey one is awesome!) and our RockBands, which are awesome resistance bands (in 5 resistances).

We’ll be following through our commitment to movement with a blog series featuring mobility exerices from some familiar faces. We’ll be sure to announce new posts via Twitter and Facebook, so make sure you’re following us there.

As always, thank you so much for your support!

RockTape Inc. Named a Strategic Business Partner of APTA

RockTape Inc, a leading provider of sports medicine products, has been named a Strategic Business Partner of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), effective October 15, 2014.

“We are pleased to welcome RockTape to APTA’s Strategic Business Partners family,” said APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS. “It is important to APTA to enhance our business relationships and develop meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies. We are pleased that our services and marketing opportunities provide mutual benefits to our partners and APTA.”

RockTape is a leader in sports medicine products and methods. Its flagship product, RockTape kinesiology tape, is used by more than 8,000 medical professionals worldwide to treat and prevent common sports injuries. In addition to pain management, professional and amateur athletes use RockTape to enhance competitive performance. RockTape reports that the product’s unique properties relieve pain, reduce swelling, improve fluid dynamics to working muscles, reduce fatigue, and enhance movement awareness. The company also offers a Fascial Movement Taping Certification, an evidence-informed kinesiology taping certification based on functional movement assessment and treatment strategies.

In 2015 RockTape will exhibit at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, NEXT, and National Student Conclave as part of its aggressive growth strategy. “We knew that to best leverage all of our great relationships in the physical therapy profession, we needed to partner with and support the profession through the APTA Strategic Business Partners Program,” said Alyson Evans, director of US sales.

To learn more about RockTape and its full range of products, please visit, friend the company on or follow it on Twitter (@Rocktape).

The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 88,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat, and find a physical therapist in your area at Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.

RockTape Partners with Turner Motor Sports as the Official Kinesiology/Athletic Tape

Rocktape, used to treat and prevent injuries sustained on the racetrack by Turner Motorsports drivers and pit crew, has formalized a partnership to support these athletes while they compete on the racetrack.

August 20 2012,– Los Gatos, CA, Rocktape,the world’s strongest brand of kinesiology tape will be used by Turner Sports Drivers and pit crew to help prevent injuries, promote recovery and provide muscle support. Worn by athletes all over the world, Rocktape will help Turner Motor Sports drivers and pit crew team keep up with the intense physical demands of being on the racetrack.

Rocktape ( is a hi-tech athletic kinesiology tape that can be used to treat a wide variety of sports injuries or increase performance. When applied to an area of the body, Rocktape improves circulation. This increase in circulation helps reduce fatigue or can help accelerate the healing process. Rocktape can also be used to help prevent injuries by providing extra stability to a joint without reducing range of movement. With Rocktape, athletes are able to perform stronger, longer.

Pit crew team members are trained to respond quickly in the most extreme circumstances. In order to increase and maintain their stamina, Turner Motor Sports pit crew team members are now encouraged to CrossFit®, a circuit method of rigorous exercise designed to build strength and endurance.

“Our crew will be in great physical condition this year, but muscle strain and injury can happen no matter how fit you are and it’s important for the pit crew and drivers to recover faster,” said Ted Bullard of Turner Motor Sports. “Rocktape is simply amazing the way that it works — gets them back on the race track quickly, healed faster.”

Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape agrees. “We are excited to partner with Turner Motorsports and support their crew with Rocktape. Injuries that heal faster not only improve physical performance but can boost confidence.”

Rocktape will supply the Turner Motorsports pit crew with Rocktape, Rock Sauce®, a powerful pain relieving lotion, and pHast Legs a product that reduces muscle soreness and decreases recovery time. Combined or used separately, any athlete or sports enthusiast can benefit from the increased stamina, pain relief and endurance that these products provide.

For more information about Rocktapevisit, friend them on facebook and follow them on twitter @rocktape

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