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PowerTaping Manual, 3rd Edition

New PowerTaping Manual – Fascial Movement Taping

The long-anticipated 3rd edition of RockTape’s PowerTaping Manual has finally been released, and it was definitely worth the wait. Subtitled, “Theories and Practical Applications of Fascial Movement Taping,” the manual again extends the boundaries of kinesiology taping for both rehabilitation and performance enhancement. As with previous versions, the book is separated into sections for rehab […]

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Kenzo Kaze Kinesio Tape Inventor

Kinesio Tape Classic or Kinesio Tape FP – What’s the Difference?

Dr. Kenzo Kase introduced Kinesio Tape to the world over 30 years ago. Now known universally, the original Kinesio Tape in beige, black, blue and pink (or red, as the company inexplicably calls it), has stood the test of time and is the best known brand in the industry. Recently, however, competitive products with newer […]

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Kinesio Tex Gold FP Kinesiology Tape with Finger Print Technology

What is Kinesio Tex Gold FP Tape?

Kinesio Tape introduced the first kinesiology tape to the world over 30 years ago. Since then, KinesioTape has gone from a little known alternative treatment to a mainstream therapeutic modality used in clinics and hospitals around the world. As kinesiology taping gained popularity, competitive brands entered the market with innovations such as precut strips, precut […]

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RockTape PowerTaping for Crossfit

RockTape Offers PowerTaping Clinic for CrossFit Athletes

Until now, all kinesiology taping education has been directed towards health professionals or others with a background in anatomy and physiology. RockTape is the first kinesiology tape company to offer instruction directly to end users – the athletes. The first clinic of this type has been developed especially for Crossfit athletes, and will be held […]

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New, Improved KT Tape Videos Coming Soon

As 2012 begins, KT Tape is saying “out with the old and in with the new.” The company’s first major undertaking for 2012 is a complete overhaul of its extensive collection of taping application videos and written instructions. In addition to 11 totally new KT Tape applications, they will also be revising and upgrading many […]

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Synthetic KT Tape Cross Section

KT Tape Pro Synthetic Kinesiology Tape

Earlier this year, KT Tape launched the industry’s first synthetic kinesiology tape, and they’re calling it a game changer. And, with rave reviews already coming in from tape-savvy athletes, they might just be right. During the 30+ years that kinesiology tape has existed, very little has changed other than cosmetics such as color, size and […]

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Kinesio Tape Shown to Aid Wound Healing

Kinesio Tape Shown to Aid Wound Healing, Control Scar Formation

In addition to enhancing athletic performance, Kinesio Tape is popular among athletes and non-athletes for its ability to protect, support, and promote healing in overworked muscles. Few people are aware, however, that its healing benefits don’t end there. Research studies show that taping skin wounds with Kinesio Tape actually improves wound healing. “Kinesio Taping for […]

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Top Teams and Athletes Partner with RockTape

Top Teams and Athletes Partner with RockTape in 2011/2012

RockTape has teamed up with several top-ranked teams/athletes for the 2011/2012 sports season. Among the teams and individual athletes included in the lineup are Garmin-Cervélo Cycling Team, Saracens Rugby Club, and cross-country skier/racer Emily Sarsfield. One of the latest team-ups occurred in mid-March, when the company announced its sponsorship of the Garmin-Cervélo Pro Cycling Team […]

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Study Shows Kinesio Taping Reduces Pain in Whiplash Injuries

Study Shows Kinesio Taping Reduces Pain in Whiplash Injuries

A 2009 study on the efficacy of Kinesio Tape for whiplash injuries has demonstrated that Kinesio Tape, when applied with the correct tension, causes “statistically significant improvement” in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). As part of a widespread investigation of the efficacy of Kinesio Tape for various musculoskeletal disorders, researchers decided to test the effectiveness […]

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RockTape as Part of a Comprehensive Runner’s Knee Regimen

RockTape as Part of a Comprehensive Runner’s Knee Regimen

Runners, as a group, are prone to developing a host of knee problems, including a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). According to an article in Runner’s World, PFPS, more commonly known as “runner’s knee,” is “the most common overuse injury among runners.” While the article describes a host of valuable preventive and ameliorative practices […]

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