Posted on November 14th, 2013
We would like to thank Matt Harris, from RockTape Australia, for coming to PhysioCare on Tuesday and teaching us all about RockTape. RockTape is a brand of kinesiology tape, and unlike traditional rigid tape it is elastic, hypoallergenic and lasts on the skin for up to 5 days. RockTape is used mainly for muscular injuries, biomechanical dysfunctions and postural dysfunction. It has a lifting technique on the skin which improves circulation, reduces swelling and allows tissues to move more freely. The elastic properties of the tape also provide feedback to the brain regarding body position (proprioception) and assists muscles to contract or relax depending on the direction the tape is applied. Our physiotherapists are very excited to learn about this new taping technology and we look forward to utilising RockTape to further aid the recovery of our clients.