You Need Rock Tape STAT, Here's Why.

August 01, 2015 by Emma Clifton

Our main mission at HealthSource is to get you discomfort free and on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Sometimes that means we need a little extra help. May we introduce you to our trusty friend, Rock Tape?

There's reasoning behind why athletes like Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams all were spotted sporting Rock Tape during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Rock tape improves circulation, supports muscles and helps heal and prevent muscle injury. But it's not just conducive to running and tennis. It's beneficial to help any muscle-injured athlete that depends on accurate and specific movement.

"So, doesn't regular athletic tape take care of that?", you're asking? Not quite. Rock tape goes the extra mile by allowing freedom of movement and flow of body fluids to speed the healing process.

"Wait, how?" The tape raises the layer of skin and attached tissue covering a muscle, so that blood and other fluids can move more freely in and around that muscle, delaying fatigue, and allowing you perform for a longer period of time. The tape also promotes proper form for the muscle once it becomes fatigued. RockTape boasts a 190 percent stretch with the use of a specialized nylon, which is both highly flexible and very water-resistant [sources: RockTape, PTS].

"Can't I just tape my muscle on my own? Why do I need help?" That's perhaps the biggest challenge of using Rock Tape. Accurate placement and application has a huge effect on the overall results.

If you are experiencing any joint or muscle problems in your sport, give us a call or book an appointment to see if we can help.