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...

Mobility Tools Add Value to Your Sessions and Ease the Strain on Your Body

Foam rollers, bands, mobility balls, cups—in our industry, the tool selection is vast and varied. Tools are available in so many different materials and sizes, techniques of application and temperature. It can be difficult to sort out or understand how to try the...

Weekend Warriors & Sports Injuries on the Rise

According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) 2017 Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report, more people are participating in sporting activities, even if only on a casual basis. Based on their research, they found an...

Kinesiology Taping for Cyclists: The SoCalBikePT’s Got Your Back

Meet the SoCalBikePT, Dr. Tim Woo. According to this RockDoc and bicycle enthusiast, EVERY rider should have the tools and knowledge to self-assess, treat, and manage any of their own issues. Follow the SoCalBikePT on Facebook and Instagram, meet him at his clinic in...

A Novel Approach to Chronic Conditions

Chronic conditions are often the manifestation of a process that has been occurring for an extended period of time, which most agree is at least greater than three months and usually reported by patients as being problematic for several years. For example, your habits...

Expanding Your Massage Therapy Business

Lets talk about the standard (and effective) methods that are helpful for growing our business. Nail your network style Those are some of the more traditional network-ish things that we can be doing in order to help our business grow. We have to put ourselves out...

Introducing Kinesiology Tape into Your Practice

It is common as a chiropractor to have patients experience amazing results while in your care. Improved range of motion, decreased pain, and an overall improved sense of well-being are typical outcomes. Unfortunately, many times those results are short-lived and the...

Taping Movement – Not Muscles

Over the course of my 12-year career as a massage therapist and physical therapist, my thought processes have evolved, compelling my treatments to become more effective. For example, by placing more emphasis on the nervous system than the musculoskeletal system, I...

Assessment & Treatment of Frontal Plane Dysfunction in Runners

Treating runners is big business. There are a lot of them, and they’re frequently injured. A common cause for many of these injuries is a lack of stability in the frontal plane. When a runner’s foot strikes the ground, they need the stability to control two to three...

Vibrating Roller Tips & Tricks

The use of rollers has become a common intervention among health and fitness professionals. We have recently seen the introduction of combined vibration therapy with rollers. What benefits does vibration provide in addition to standard rolling? Listen now!...

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Assessment & Treatment of Frontal Plane Dysfunction in Runners

Assessment & Treatment of Frontal Plane Dysfunction in Runners

Treating runners is big business. There are a lot of them, and they’re frequently injured. A common cause for many of these injuries is a lack of stability in the frontal plane. When a runner’s foot strikes the ground, they need the stability to control two to three...

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Vibrating Roller Tips & Tricks

Vibrating Roller Tips & Tricks

The use of rollers has become a common intervention among health and fitness professionals. We have recently seen the introduction of combined vibration therapy with rollers. What benefits does vibration provide in addition to standard rolling? Listen now!...

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Taping the Geriatric Client

Taping the Geriatric Client

The effects and benefits of kinesiology tape are numerous and applicable to a wide array of conditions and populations. The geriatric community, those people age 65 and older, is no exception; however, being cautious and utilizing your best judgment on whether or not...

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Meet the Lifting Doc, Raphael Castro

Meet the Lifting Doc, Raphael Castro

Raphael Castro is the Lifting Doc. He is a sports chiropractor from the NYC area that specializes in treating athletes from competitive powerlifters to Games athletes. Raphael is an energetic doc who takes the time to get into the nitty gritty of his patients'...

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Hurt vs. Injured

Hurt vs. Injured

In the great high school football movie, The Program, the coach asks a player down on the field… "Are you injured or are you hurt?” The player – confused, responds, “What does that mean?” Coach says “If you are hurt you can still play, if you are injured you can’t.”...

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FMT Course of the Month: Movement Specialist!

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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