RockTape

Certified Rock Tape Medical Professional. Owner and Head Coach, Dr. Al Furtado is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician who can best assess what taping method is right for you. Looking to get taped? Contact us for more information alfurtadodc@shorelinespineandsport.com

What is Rock Tape?

RockTape is an elasticized kinesiology tape made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.

First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by healthcare practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.

Where/How is RockTape used?

RockTape is applied to any region of the body that has sustained injured or along myofascial planes to improve performance.

Who can benefit from RockTape?

Anyone who has a musculoskeletal injury or who is looking to improve performance can benefit from RockTape.

How does it work?

RockTape applied to the skin can interfere with pain signals which are directed to the brain. The change of these pain signals to the brain decreases the pain levels.

RockTape also decompresses areas of swelling and inflammation.  When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.

RockTape also decreases the fatigability of muscles. Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue.

It normalizes muscle tone.  When someone is injured, fatigued, or inflamed, the symphony or motor pattern of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body.  For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape can help activate dormant muscle and can help relax overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

How do I get RockTape?

As a trained RockTape clinician, I can determine if taping is appropriate for a specific issue and can apply RockTape to achieve the optimal outcomes.  It can also be administered to improve athletic performance for any athletic endeavor.  RockTape is typically left on for 3-5 days. Normal bathing and swimming is not an issue and will not change the effectiveness of RockTape.

Prices

1 region: $20
2 regions: $30

*Prices subject to change depending on quantity of tape used.