The Show Must Go On: Treat Musicians with RockTape

Dr. Charlie Kautz, DC is a Nashville-based chiropractor who's niche is treating musicians and crew – Dan + Shay, Chance the Rapper, Louis The Child, Cherub, Common, Moon Taxi, and My Morning Jacket are just a few of the crews he's worked with, on tour, and at...

Kinesiology Taping for Posterior Chain Confidence and Shoulder Flexion

Looking for ways to enhance posterior chain confidence and shoulder flexion? Try kinesiology tape! In RockTape's Advanced taping FMT course, we evaluate shoulder mobility and elongation of the posterior fascial chain. In this example, Dr. Joe LaVacca, DPT demonstrates...

Five Gifts to Keep High School & College Athletes Going Stronger Longer

High school and NCAA athletes require sport-specific training to prevent injury. Many injuries can be prevented with regular conditioning and rehabilitation exercises year-round – prior to, and after the formal sports season. Give your favorite high school and college...

12 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Yogi

Forget turtledoves and French hens... Corepower memberships, Manduka mats, BY apparel, mobility tools, blocks, RockTape, sports massages and towels are just a few of every yogi's true loves... So treat your favorite yogini to a few (or a lot) of our favorite things...

Thoughtful Gifts for the Coach or ATC in Your Life

Coaches are special people. They are mentors, teachers, friends, and in many cases extensions of our own family. We trust them to guide us in our athletic and life pursuits, and they are there for us in victory, but most importantly, in defeat. So here’s to our...

Gearing Up for a Shredful Winter

There are few things as beautiful as the first snowfall of the season. The change in landscape is as dramatic as it is inviting. From snowshoeing to skiing and snowboarding, snow marks the transition into a new set of outdoor sports and activities - ample fun to be...

RockBlades Mohawk IASTM Tool for Achilles Mobility

Gait Happens lower extremity pro and RockTape FMT Instructor Dr. Courtney Conley, DC demonstrates the use of our IASTM tool, the RockBlades Mohawk to improve fascial mobility in the achilles tendon.* Note the patient position and use of dorsiflexion to bring the...

Fall is Here… Go Outside & Stay Outside Stronger, Longer!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the fall season is well upon us and temperatures are starting to cool. This, of course, is no reason to be kept indoors or worse – inactive. Any seasoned outdoorsman will tell you that a change in weather is simply another motivator to...

The Business of Massage: Tools that Build Revenue

Massage therapy can be a very rewarding career. It provides you with the education and clinical skills to serve others in a wide variety of settings while also offering the opportunity to build a successful business. However, many therapists struggle with the business...

Patient-Centered Chiropractic Care, Emerging Treatments & When Evidence-Based Research Falls Short

For many chiropractors, pre-authorization processes are required by Medicare before patients can receive treatment. Doctors who are required to submit more thorough documentation before adjusting their patients must submit their recommended treatment plans for...

The RockTape Blog

Introducing Kinesiology Tape into Your Practice

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...

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Taping Movement – Not Muscles

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...

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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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