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What is Rock Tape?

January 23, 2017

 

Do you ever see athletes on TV wearing tape on their shoulders or back? They may be wearing Rock Tape!

 

What is Rock Tape?

Rock Tape is a special sports tape that supports your muscles while allowing full range of motion. This tape can be used for various conditions, but the chief purpose is to decrease pain, decompress soft tissue, and to let muscles heal while providing extra support. Rock taping has become popular throughout the world and is used to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of Rock Tape is often associated with athletes, the reality is that Rock Tape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of pain and injuries.

 

How It Works

Rock Tape is the only kinesiology tape engineered to meet the demands of competitive athletes. Unlike other products, Rock Tape can be used both to apply compression to promote recovery, or decompression to relieve pain and swelling. When applied over a stretched muscle, Rock Tape lifts the skin, which accelerates blood flow; this acceleration increases the amount of oxygen available to muscles, which reduces fatigue. With the increased circulation, Rock Tape also promotes lymph drainage to remove lactic acid which helps during and after the muscles are used in exertion to manage fatigue. These combine affects allow one to work harder for longer periods of time. Unlike compression garments, Rock Tape can be applied to very specific areas that are sometimes hard to reach.

 

What is Rocktape used for?

• Tendonitis
• Foot pain
Knee pain

Shoulder pain
• Rotator cuff injuries
• Neck pain
• Lower back pain
• Shin splints
• Postural correction

 

How does Rock Tape improve my performance?

Rock Tape 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. Rock Tape reduces fatigue and increases endurance so you can go faster, stronger and longer. It allows you to play with less pain and swelling.

How long does the tape last?  Rock Tape lasts 3-5 days and is water resistant. You can shower and go about your regular activities while actively wearing Rock Tape.

 

What is Rock Tape made of? 

Rock Tape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.

 

Visit Delaware Injury Care to see how Rocktape can be used to help you!

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