Resisted Running – A Tool for Everyone

Resisted Running - A Tool for Everyone Resisted running | Typically relegated to sprinting individual athletes, resisted running is a novel method of creating additional demands for running. The academic literature is not entirely sold on whether resisted spriting is...

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...

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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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FMT Course of the Month: Movement Specialist!

Last month, we debuted the first of several monthly installments that showcase our Functional Movement Techniques curriculum. Blades, Pods and Tape started it all; if there’s a tool to learn, we’ll show you the ropes. RockTape isn’t all tools and tape, however -- for...

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Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy Pains and Baby Bump Support

When it comes to applying kinesiology tape, we've always said to tape movement; not muscles. This philosophy applies to every patient and/or athlete ever to adorn themselves in that colorful sticky goodness — regardless of your fitness level, you have the potential to...

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FMT Course of the Month: RockBlades!

Several weeks ago, I shared my first experience at a RockTape FMT course (which will certainly not be my last). One student describes their FMT training as “the best continuing education [course] I’ve been to” and I couldn’t agree more. RockTape’s Functional Movement...

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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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