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. While the use of kinesiology tape is often associated with athletes such as Michelle Wie, Adrian Peterson and Jason Khalipa, medical professionals have been using it to alleviate a wide variety of ailments, not just sports injuries.
RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.
Dr. Bailey is a certified "RockDoc" and has been trained by RockTape to assess and apply it correctly. Dr. Bailey has been to the Crossfit Games in 2014 to work on athletes during competition, applying RockTape to patients of all abilities for well over 5 years.
Unlike other kinesiology tapes made for rehabilitation, RockTape was created in the heat of competition. RockTape is kinesiology tape evolved and enhanced, so whether RockTape is being used on international athletes, kids or arthritic octogenarians- all notice and benefit from the improvements made. Their research shows that by making this tape with a 180% elasticity, we allow the athlete fuller and better range of motion.
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization(IASTM)
The concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). The tools may be hard-edged, but the techniques don’t need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes. Until now, choices were limited if you wanted instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to integrate into your patient/athlete care. IASTM intervention strategies may also be combined with kinesiology taping and corrective exercise techniques to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care.
Benefits of IASTM include but are not limited to:
Decrease in Pain
Improvement in range of motion
Decrease in swelling
Improved healing time with soft tissue