Getting Back in the Game – Tips for a Safe Return to Exercise

by Alexander Derlis We’ve all been there before; struggling to maintain consistency in our training. Perhaps you’ve lost the lust for a certain workout modality. Or you’ve gotten sick of having to take several recovery days after each workout. Struggling to solve...

Back Pain* Remedy – Weight of the World on your Back?

By Jeff Kittmer As a registered massage therapist, I see a large number of clients with chronic back pain. The majority are office workers, drivers, or people who spend a lot of time sitting. Their common complaint:  shoulder and neck pain; as well as lower back,...

The “Rules” That Guide Us – Flexibility Within a Framework

by Brad Norris – Clinical Educator We are always hesitant to use the term “rules” when outlining our RockTape taping philosophy. Rules tend to constrain a clinician or movement professional when in fact, when applying tape, we adhere to a more concept driven model....

Taping 101 – Quad Tendon Rupture Recovery

by Brad Norris M.Ed. - Clinical Educator Although we have a “standard” taping strategy for knee pain, any specific taping option is always negotiable. The nuances that we apply to any specific tape application are driven by patient or athlete feedback and clinical...

Movement Matters – Move Well First, Then Move Often, Then Load Regularly

by Brad Norris – Clinical Educator Movement truly matters, but at a time when everyone is looking for convenient fitness options, the default is to simply throw anything and everything at this wonderfully complex neuromuscular system. As athletes, we often fall into...

Get to Know the Sport of Roundnet

Hi, I am Jordi, RockTape’s newest Roundnet athlete. Since Roundnet is still a relatively new sport, we thought we take a second to introduce! Roundnet is a 2v2 sport and begins when the serving team hits the ball on the net. The opposing team has up to 3 alternating...

Treating a Swayback Horse – Equine Kinesiology Taping

by Margot Anderson   Today on the blog we are talking about one of my most exciting case studies, Rusty! Rusty is a swayback horse who I first used in a Case Study for Animal Myofascial Release Therapy (ANMR) through holisticanimalstudies.org I had no idea when I...

Managing Injuries – The Mental Battle

By Chantal Bouchard Dealing with injuries as a competitive CrossFit athlete is not easy. In 2018, I injured my right shoulder while doing a ring muscle up. I didn’t seek help right away, believing that time would heal everything. This was the worst decision I could...

Meet Our RoundNet Athletes – Jordi and Frede !

Who is Black Ice Roundnet? The Black Ice roundnet team consists of 2 athletes, me, Jordi Vigna, and Frede Crete.  Frede and I have been playing roundnet for about 3-5 years now and playing competitively for 3 of them. We both grew up playing many sports and loved...

Chronic Equine Scars – Equine Kinesiology Taping

Taping for Chronic Equine Scars by Margot Anderson The ability to use RockTape to change the quality/appearance of chronic equine scars is intriguing and exciting! Throughout this blog I will show examples of effective scar taping and finally I will detail how to...

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Back Pain* Remedy – Weight of the World on your Back?

By Jeff Kittmer As a registered massage therapist, I see a large number of clients with chronic back pain. The majority are office workers, drivers, or people who spend a lot of time sitting. Their common complaint:  shoulder and neck pain; as well as lower back,...

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quad tendron taping

Taping 101 – Quad Tendon Rupture Recovery

by Brad Norris M.Ed. - Clinical Educator Although we have a “standard” taping strategy for knee pain, any specific taping option is always negotiable. The nuances that we apply to any specific tape application are driven by patient or athlete feedback and clinical...

read more
roundnet athletes Jordi and Frede

Get to Know the Sport of Roundnet

Hi, I am Jordi, RockTape’s newest Roundnet athlete. Since Roundnet is still a relatively new sport, we thought we take a second to introduce! Roundnet is a 2v2 sport and begins when the serving team hits the ball on the net. The opposing team has up to 3 alternating...

read more
Swayback horse - equine taping

Treating a Swayback Horse – Equine Kinesiology Taping

by Margot Anderson   Today on the blog we are talking about one of my most exciting case studies, Rusty! Rusty is a swayback horse who I first used in a Case Study for Animal Myofascial Release Therapy (ANMR) through holisticanimalstudies.org I had no idea when I...

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Chantal Bouchard CrossFit

Managing Injuries – The Mental Battle

By Chantal Bouchard Dealing with injuries as a competitive CrossFit athlete is not easy. In 2018, I injured my right shoulder while doing a ring muscle up. I didn’t seek help right away, believing that time would heal everything. This was the worst decision I could...

read more