You have probably seen athletes on a court, on the track, in the pool, on a course, and on the beach with brightly colored strips of tape that crisscross their body. Well, those strips are not just for show or just for athletes. They are actually helping to soothe pain, treat injuries, improve athlete’s performance and heal the athlete’s body by using kinesiology tape or what we call Rock Tape. We know that the everyday activities we get involved in and accidents we may have need special treatments to step up our game, too.
Whether you have been in car accident, made a bad move while doing your home exercise program, injured yourself playing with the kids or even hurt yourself working around the house, the benefits of kinesiology tape called Rock Tape are for you to be had. Problems with rotator cuffs, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, hamstrings, bad posture, etc. are no match for Rock Tape. Come on into our office, speak with Dr. Howard Dennis and the Elizabethton Chiropractic Team to learn even more about what kinesiology taping or Rock Taping can do to help relieve your pain.
Kinesiology taping with Rock Tape is a unique process, which helps to increase blood flow and oxygen, proven to aid lymph drainage, as well as decrease lactic acid, which can build up in the muscles and limit your range of motion, flexibility and functional movement.
Elizabethton Chiropractic and Dr. Howard Dennis use kinesio tape called Rock Tape to reduce inflammation and swelling in the affected area, which even helps to reduce pain in the area. While it has commonly been associated with professional athletes, the benefits of kinesiology taping called Rock Taping are available to you through your health care professional Dr. Howard Dennis at Elizabethton Chiropractic. We use the kinesio tape brand called RockTape in our office.
Rock Tape was created under performance conditions to withstand the heat of the moment whether you’re in race conditions, yardwork mode or gettn’ r done at work. It also allows for better flexibility because it was made with kinesio tape with a 180% elasticity v. 130-150% elasticity with competitors. Don’t be bound up competing let alone walking with a less inferior kinesio tape. You can feel the difference. Rock Tape is formed with 79% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is hypoallergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.
We at Elizabethton Chiropractic and Dr. Howard Dennis use innovative thinking & clinically proven techniques to evaluate your body’s movement through movement screenings and rescreenings which are a foundation for the dance fascia or connective tissue, nerves and muscles have acting together as chains and groups controlled with neurology that work with nerve connections crossing fascia in different patterns going horizontal, vertical and diagonal for a complete dance called proper human function and movement.
We look for disconnects in these muscle group’s patterns and work to reestablish your body’s nerve patterns, nerve connections, crossing over fascia and muscle groups to synchronize this dance with each other again through our care consisting of specific adjustments, specific body movements and kinesio taping called Rock Tape. You can come into to see Dr. Howard Dennis and his Team at Elizabethton Chiropractic and have this kinesio tape called Rock Tape applied in our office by one of our team members, or you can purchase rolls of this kinesio Rock Tape.
We can teach you how to apply it, and we’ll provide you with plenty of instruction, diagrams, links and support to feel confident about applying it when you get home. It’s easy peasy! When this kinesio tape called Rock Tape is applied to the skin, there is an almost undetectable lifting of your skin that happens on the microscopic level between the many layers of skin. This allows the influx of fluids due to the trauma, the repair cells and the swelling to move on out in a quicker fashion. It’s like a decompression process the Rock Tape brings on in the area of swelling and inflammation to help aide the healing process. Pretty cool, right?
It’s also shown that kinesio taping with Rock Tape on the skin can lessen muscle fatigue which is huge when you’re fighting for relief and healing with all the energy you got. You know how it is. When you’ve hurt a muscle, joint and or an area of your body like your low back, bracing occurs and all your other muscles that are compensating due to your injury have to pick up the slack and can get overworked. We need all the help we can get both mentally and physically.
Our body’s ability to heal is like a battery. We need to do all that we can to recharge it to win the healing battles and repair processes we go through. Deflating fatigue with Rock Tape is huge for the serious healer and student of life! This being said. When Dr. Howard Dennis and his team at Elizabethton Chiropractic apply the kinesio tape called Rock Tape, normalization of the muscle’s tone is brought about.
For example research shows that when your foot or ankle is sprained, the muscles of the hip and low back are altered as a result, and a disconnect happens in the groups of muscles, in the fascia connecting the groups of muscles and with nerve flow that travels through to them orchestrating the specific accord of dance patterns we just talked about.
Through the efforts of specific adjustments, specific movements and kinesio taping with Rock Tape, the dance that goes on through the nerve system, fascia connecting muscle groups and the dance that happens can with greater sharpness get back in tune. Thus, better healing ensues. Taping conventionally braces and limits movement. Movement helps healing. Dr. Howard Dennis and the Elizabethton Chiropractic team kinesio tape with Rock Tape to still allow full movement in the joint with its elasticity and rebounding properties help distribute forces to other areas of bone, ligaments, and fascia to help share & spread the forces of physical stress.
Full range of motion in all the human body’s joints daily equals health. Kinesio Taping aids in this equation. That’s why Dr. Howard Dennis and his team kinesio tape with Rock Tape at at Elizabethton Chiropractic. Come on in at the office at 208 Rogosin Dr. in Elizabethton, TN, and tell us you want to be Rock Taped for optimum function or call us at 423.542.3337, and let us know when you want to stop on by!