RockTape and Sports Tape:
Treating Common Physiotherapy Injuries and Enhancing Muscle Performance
RockTape is a type of performance and sports tape that has engineered
therapeutic elements into it, specifically for treating common sports injuries
seen in our physiotherapy clinic, as well as enhancing sports and mobility
Some of the
conditions that it can be used for include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Jumpers knee (PFS)
- ACL/MCL issues
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Groin strains and hamstring pulls
- Lower back pain issues
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
So how does
it work actually?
RockTape is made of a natural hybrid product - it consists
of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and is not treated with any medicine or drugs. The
adhesive is carefully selected hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive which
contains no latex, so no worries for those who are allergic to latex.
the manufacturing process, a “bias” is introduced during the weave of the
fabric so that it stretches only in one direction and not the other (why do
this is so that it creates a biomechanical lifting mechanism which lifts/pulls
the skin away from soft tissue, allowing blood to flow into an injured area, to
accelerate healing and recovery).
It is also effective in helping to correct knee tracking
issues, shoulders and elbows. It can also be used to correct postural problems
including those associated with pregnancy.
What we like also is
that there is a lot of funky designs (aesthetics) as opposed to just
being the usual plain ol' tape. Of course, those work too, but this is
much nicer in my own opinion.
Being a bit more outstanding is good in a way that people do take note of the tape and will understand that you may have an injury and stay a cautious distance away too.
and RockTape: Fascial Movement Taping (taping movement)
Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) is the application of RockTape
to support sports-specific fascia/fascial chains – basically, using specific sports
taping techniques and RockTape, we better engage and coordinate the
sportsman/sportswoman/athlete’s movement to increase efficiency and reduce
Better still is the use of this tape because of its unique properties
that reduce swelling, accelerate blood flow and healing as well as helping to
coordinate movement (preventing unnecessary/wasteful movements).
Okay, to be honest, it’d not change a 5 hour marathoner to a
3 hour marathoner overnight, applying the FMT and tape is one of our methods to
break that 3 hour barrier if you’re already close.
When applied with proper FMT
guidelines, it can help athletes decrease/decelerate onset of fatigue through
(1) better form (decrease wasted movements) and (2) more blood flow = more
muscle nutrients and energy = better stamina and endurance.
What types of sports
Running, cycling, swimming, diving – actually, almost any
and every sport that requires accurate and specific movements.
Is form really that
Take a look at the graph on the right. Marathon timings have
improved by leaps and bounds since the early 1900s.
There are many possible
explanations there, but most agree that it is because of the advancement in
training techniques that have played a major role….and as training revolves
primarily around conditioning and form, then we can agree that tools which
correct or ingrain better form will play at least an additional 50% to winning
(assuming conditioning and form is equal).
An example: swimming is
a good example of how critical one’s form is – often, a win is determined by no
more than 1/1000 of a second, that’s a 0.001 of a second! One misplaced or
poorly time stroke can make a huge difference between winning and losing.
For a cyclist, form is crucial, critical even, to power and
endurance. A cyclist is taped depending on the discipline (as a proper TT
position is critical but when the cyclist/athlete fatigues, they can fall out
of form easily) – we then use RockTape to reinforce the proper aero position to
In a road race, a cyclist can be taped to
eliminate/decelerate fatigue in the lower back, wrist or neck which may develop
after racing for 4+ hours. Refer to the diagram below, there are many fascial
chains that can be protected with RockTape.
1 roll of 5
cm width x 5 meters = $30.00
Call or SMS
our clinics and let us know how many you’d like us to set aside/prepare for you,
and swing by our clinic to pick it up our clinics locations here. Do drop us a buzz first to check if we've stock k thanks!
2) If you’ve
decided to purchase, once we’ve
processed the order (usually about 24 hours) we’ll respond with the same
channel you contacted us.
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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
See all the conditions our principal physiotherapists treat.
HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
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Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
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Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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