Introducing Rocktape to Physio On Miller
Many injuries we see as physios respond well to support through the use of tape. Research has shown tape can have beneficial effects such as:
- Improved support/bracing
- Feedback and proprioceptive awareness
- Reduce muscle spasm/tension
- Reduce swelling
- Pain relief
We are excited to announce the use of Rocktape (a brand of kinesio-tape) at Physio On Miller. Kinesio-taping has elastic properties making it stretchy. Although it doesn’t replace traditional rigid sports taping, it has several uses where rigid tape was not suitable therefore filling a gap in taping techniques.
Kinesio-taping has been around for some time, originally developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan. In more recent times this style of taping has become popular within several elite sports and led to further research and development of its application. I’m sure everyone has seen the brightly coloured tape used on athletes during competition… its hard to miss!
Kinesio-tape is used to
- Facilitate postural re-education
- Reduce pain
- Provide support whilst allowing full range of movement
- Prevent injury
- Improve blood flow and healing
- Promote reduction in odema and inflammation
Rocktape stretches up to 190% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. Due to this property it can be worn for several days / during physical activity and maintain its elasticity and therefore effectiveness.
It is hypoallergenic and can be worn directly against your skin for several days without causing irritation. Rocktape also adheres well in water and during vigorous physical activity, leading it to be the kinesio-tape of choice for Cross Fit training and elite sports.
We have attended the ROCKTAPE comprehensive seminar and are able to utilise the full range of applications kinesio-tape has to offer. So far we have had great feedback from our clients and are excited to see the benefits kinesio taping offers.