What is RockTape? And why I use it in my practice.

December 30, 2014

Dr. Donald Berry uses RockTape for enhance atheletic performance, athleteic injury, non atheletic injury.

 

What is Rocktape?

RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. Traditional treatments restricted movement to injured muscles, today we know that keeping muscles moving and improving circulation reduce pain and speed healing. Dr. Berry uses Fascial Movement Taping to address pain, posture, edema, scars and neurological symptoms. Athletes benifit from improved myofascial pathways, movement therapy and performance enhancement.

 

While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.

 

What is Rocktape used for?

• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golf elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction

 

Improving Sports Performance

While RockTape can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, RockTape does have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.