Athletic Trainers Rock Sports Medicine

  Athletic trainers (also known as ATs or ATCs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses. Their scope of practice typically entails primary care,...

Why Trainers Are Using RockFloss For Marathon Training, Rehab & Performance

As any athletic trainer marathon training would, Mitch Hauschildt has a foolproof game plan for optimizing runners’ performance during pre-marathon runs. Discover how to utilize soft tissue flossing for running recovery to improve range of motion, down-regulate pain*...

Marathon Training With MS: The Benefits of Vibration Therapy

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a medical condition that affects the nervous system. A major goal for people with MS is to stimulate and keep their nervous system functioning at a high level (without irritating it).  This is especially true when training for an endurance...

Don’t Trip – Running With Drop Foot

Foot drop is a reduction in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, preventing flexing up the foot at the ankle. Runners experiencing "drop foot" typically alter their gait to compensate for the lack of mobility, which could cause other problems (stress...

Postural Taping for Runners

As any athletic trainer marathon training would, Mitch Hauschildt has a foolproof game plan for optimizing runners' performance during pre-marathon runs. Discover why proper posture can improve a runner's breathing, stride, speed and overall efficiency.   As a...

Increasing Sensation for MS Patients With IASTM

Neuropathy is one of the most frequent symptoms that dramatically reduces the quality of life for patients with Multiple sclerosis (MS). Massage therapy and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) can be helpful for MS patients to prevent or relieve...

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.

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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.

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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.  ...

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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,...

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis with RockPods and RockTape

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...

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Ehler-Danlos Finger Taping

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...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Anatomical Drawing

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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