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Rocktape in Ellicott City

Go Stronger, longer!

runner getting ready to sprintSo what exactly is RockTape? And what does it accomplish?

RockTape also known as KinesioTape, is a revolutionary kinesiology taping product that is used to reduce inflammation and pain, relax tired muscles, and support the proper movement of joints and muscles. It seems simple, but the patients and athletes I see at my office call it magic. Here is how it works:

Provides Structural Support

Think joint function and posture. This use of kinesiology tape is like how typical athletic tape is used. For example, if an athlete has knee problems, you might see us apply RockTape to help stabilize the supporting ligaments that might be weak or damaged. The tape provides support to keep the knee in proper alignment, but it also can improve proprioception, so the athlete becomes more aware of how to correctly move that joint.

This helps athletes improve biomechanics more quickly than if they were just given corrective exercises to do without any tape.

RockTape can also be used to promote better posture. There are a variety of ways to apply the tape to the lower or upper back to:
Engage the musculature around the lumbar spine in order to support the lumbar curve.
Support an upright posture where tight shoulders tend to pull the upper back into a hunched position.

Corrects Movement Patterns

With chronic pain and old injuries, it is common to move a part of your body in an unnatural way to avoid pain or simply because it doesn’t want to move that way. Over time, muscle memory sets in, and that movement becomes fixed. RockTape helps to recreate your natural movement patterns.

Tape is applied to complement a movement, so it creates resistance if that movement isn’t happening correctly. It’s a gentle tug on your muscles to encourage them to move correctly.

Decompresses Soft Tissue

When RockTape is applied to the skin over muscles, it helps lift and separate skin, fascia, and muscle tissues. This is helpful for two reasons.

First, the separation of these tissues allows for better blood flow to the area. This means an increased supply of nutrients and oxygen to the area, along with an increased rate at which lymph and waste is drawn out of the area. All of this can mean an increased rate of healing.

Second, adhesions are places in the body where fascia tissue has stuck to each other. Fascia tissue surrounds muscle and helps muscles glide past each other. So, when adhesions occur, muscles are not moving at full capacity. RockTape can help separate adhesions so muscles can move how they are supposed to!

Relieves Pain

What? Is slapping some tape on my skin going to help relieve pain?

When RockTape is applied to the skin, your brain recognizes that something is touching you through sensory nerves. The brain becomes more focused on those sensory nerves firing, and it forgets about the nerves that are sending pain signals from that area. It is called the ‘gate phenomenon.’

This is particularly helpful in chronic pain patients who may be avoiding certain movements because of the pain.
This can also be helpful in terms of nerve impingement. RockTape can physically lift tissue off the impinged nerves and relieve some discomfort.

When Should I Have It Done?

Before, during, or after a competition:
RockTape helps fatigued muscles recover more quickly and lessens your chance of injury.

After an injury:
When it comes to recent injuries, massage can sometimes do more harm than good, but applying RockTape can help reduce swelling, manage pain, and speed up the recovery process.

After a chiropractic adjustment:
Using RockTape after an adjustment can help make adjustments more permanent.

Before a road trip (or any activity that requires lots of standing or sitting).

For example, applying RockTape to an individual’s quads and knees helps reduce muscle fatigue so the quads don’t tighten up as quickly.

Schedule Your Appointment

Discover the transformative benefits of RockTape at World Class Chiropractic. Whether you’re an athlete looking to enhance performance or someone dealing with chronic pain, RockTape can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, correct movement patterns, and support proper joint and muscle function.

Ready to experience the magic? Book your session today and start your journey towards better biomechanics, faster recovery, and lasting relief. Don’t wait—schedule your appointment now!


Rocktape Ellicott City, Columbia MD | (410) 461-3435