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...

Pride, Passion & Water Polo: Introducing RockTape Olympic Athlete Maggie Steffens

Meet Maggie Steffens, a two-time Olympic gold medalist whose passion for water polo runs deep. So deep, in fact, that it can be traced to her father’s own accomplishments in the sport - you could say that water polo is in her blood. Read on for a closer look into what...

The Man Behind the Music: Conversations with RockDoc Dr. Charlie Kautz

From the tow-tapping thunder of a rock-and-roll bass line to the delicate high notes of a piano, music holds a power and wonder all its own. No other form of art is as subjectively beautiful as that of musical composition; just ask any music festivalite or concert...

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...

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...

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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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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Yoga to Prevent Back Pain While Traveling

As exciting as traveling can be, it can also be very hard on your body, particularly if you are sitting on a plane or in a car for a long period of time. This combined with sleeping in an unfamiliar bed and the general stress of switching up your routine can lead to...

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Rocking and Rolling with Functional Movement Techniques

As a Certified Personal Trainer, long-term chronic pain patient, and movement junkie, I’ve experienced firsthand just how vital movement is to our quality of life (or lack thereof). Indeed, modern science has made remarkable advances as it pertains to both the biology...

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Balancing Guilt and Joy

Balancing Guilt and Joy My mama guilt has been running high as of late, pun intended.  You see, for the past few months, I've been focused on several running goals: first up is an early Spring half-marathon, then a few 10ks, followed by the pinnacle of my running...

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Just Keep Moving

Climbing, whether indoors or outdoors, is muscle memory at its finest – if you don’t use it, you lose it. Thanks to a series of very unfortunate events, my early days of attempting 5.10s quickly turned into years of atrophy as my harness and shoes gathered dust....

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