Kinesio Taping And Rocktape
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Unlike other kinesiology tapes made for rehabilitation, Rocktape was created in the heat of competition; made for endurance and to enhance performance. Research shows that by making Rock tape with 180% elasticity, it allows the athlete fuller and better range of motion. Rocktape offers superior snap-back which is the ability of the tape to stretch without too much resistance, yet provide assistance to muscles when they return to neutral. When applied correctly, Rocktape can be used for endurance, performance enhancing or simply just rehabilitation. So whether Rocktape is being used on international athletes, kids or arthritic octogenarians they all notice and benefit from the improvements in movement and function.