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Neurostimulation & IASTM Treatment Options for Popular Pediatric Conditions

Manual therapy is experiencing a paradigm shift. We have long focused our attentions on the mechanical effects of treating soft tissue (skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments); now, with more evidence pointing to the nervous system and its ability to normalize...

Retailing At Your Practice

Do your clients and patients love RockTape as much as you do? Keep your clients moving and take home a commission by reselling at your practice!

Retailing products in a healthcare practice provides convenience and peace of mind for your patients as well as a passive source of additional revenue for your practice. Providing patients and clients an option to purchase name brand, recognized, high quality products dovetail well with the self-care and exercise and activities that practitioners often encourage their patients to engage in outside of direct care.

Spiral Taping: A Postural Cue

How does kinesiology tape create position and sense? Physical therapist and RockTape FMT instructor Dr. Joe LaVacca DPT shares some key ideas to the application of tape and talking to the brain via the skin. In this case, we're taping for a postural cue.  ...

Introducing IASTM Tools To Patients

When introducing instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) tools like RockBlades to a patient or client for the first time (especially with pediatric populations), it’s important to understand that it might be threatening at first sight. Additionally,...

Don’t Fall Into a Rehab Rut! Layer In Tools To Get Your Patients & Clients Back In The Game

Don't fall into a rehab rut! Create meaningful movements for your clients by strategically layering in rehab tools like RockPods. In this example, RockTape FMT instructor Mike Stella, ATC demonstrates one of the many uses of RockPods as a tactile stimulus. While the...

Treating Plantar Fasciitis with RockTape & RockPods

  Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain, common in runners, overweight populations and those who wear shoes with inadequate support. Plantar Fasciitis can be a debilitating foot condition that affects the heel and...

Treating Ehlers-Danlos with RockTape

Dear RockTape, I wanted to tell you about a patient I have with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS); RockTape has been instrumental in her daily function. My patient has Ehlers-Danlos and Chiari Malformation. The EDS causes ligaments to be very loose causing...

Treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with IASTM

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition that may cause numbing, tingling, and weakness in the arm, elbow, and hand.  Typically, this condition can be treated with various physical therapies, in addition to instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)....

RockTape & TriggerPoint Products Rolling Out in VA Medical Centers

Keep Veterans Moving Durham, N.C. — RockTape®, a leader in sports medicine products and education, is proud to announce a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), introducing the world’s best kinesiology tape and...

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Treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with IASTM

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition that may cause numbing, tingling, and weakness in the arm, elbow, and hand.  Typically, this condition can be treated with various physical therapies, in addition to instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)....

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FMT Course of the Month: Movement Specialist!

Last month, we debuted the first of several monthly installments that showcase our Functional Movement Techniques curriculum. Blades, Pods and Tape started it all; if there’s a tool to learn, we’ll show you the ropes. RockTape isn’t all tools and tape, however -- for...

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Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy Pains and Baby Bump Support

When it comes to applying kinesiology tape, we've always said to tape movement; not muscles. This philosophy applies to every patient and/or athlete ever to adorn themselves in that colorful sticky goodness — regardless of your fitness level, you have the potential to...

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FMT Course of the Month: RockBlades!

Several weeks ago, I shared my first experience at a RockTape FMT course (which will certainly not be my last). One student describes their FMT training as “the best continuing education [course] I’ve been to” and I couldn’t agree more. RockTape’s Functional Movement...

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The Pros Know! A Movement Summit Unlike Any Other

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you’ve probably heard a thing or two these days about RockStock – our yearly celebration of all things movement. Set on the beautiful shores of Huntington Beach, CA, this year’s conference is sure to provide you...

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