The Best Coach Gift Guide Ever

This is a list of the best gifts for coaches on the internet, written by our favorite Functional Movement Training (FMT) coach (and bulked up by my swim coach), for all coaches! From gifts that say “Thank you,” and “I’m grateful for your all your hard work” to “Marry...

Treating Common Baseball Injuries with IASTM

As the Professional Baseball season winds down, player injuries and baseball athlete joint health become a large part of staying in the game — typically, baseball players suffer from overuse injuries, such as tendinosis’, tendinopathies and chronic soft tissue...

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)....

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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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Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise When people think of concussion rehab, they typically don’t envision jumping on a bike or a treadmill, but there has been a large increase in research that is in favor of low-intensity sub-symptom threshold aerobic...

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Tape the Rainbow! Get creative with your kinesiology tape!

Tape the Rainbow! When clients enter my Physio treatment room, one of the first things they see is a row of tape in many colours and patterns. Why do I have so many options? Colour may alter the effectiveness of the tape application. This is not because different...

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