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ROCKTAPE Kinesiology Sports K Tape Elastic

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ROCKTAPE Kinesiology Sports K tape 

5cm x 5m

 

 

 

 

 

What does it do?

 


RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to treat injuries and pain.

How does it work?

 


Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn't stretch, ROCKTAPE is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind ROCKTAPE. ROCKTAPE stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing 'snap-back' or recovery. This is what gives ROCKTAPE its performance advantage over other tapes.

RockTape can be used in a variety of ways to achieve different benefits:
When RockTape is applied with little or no stretch on the tape but lots of stretch on the tissue it causes the skin to form convulsions and wrinkle. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that decompresses the tissue just under the skin. It is believed that this decompression and having tape on our skin creates 3 main effects:


• Fluid Effect:

 

By causing decompression the tape promotes a more normal fluid dynamic in the taped area. Swelling is better able to flow out of the area, taking with it toxins which result from inflammation and injury. Also blood has less resistance to enter the area bringing with it more oxygen and nutrients vital for healing and recovery. This fluid effect is probably behind the dramatic improvement in swollen and bruised tissue that is often seen when Rocktape is applied.

• Mechanical Effect:

 

As pressure on the vertical layer cake of tissue between skin and bone is reduced more normal slide and glide mechanics between the layers of tissue is restored. It is likely that this is the mechanism that can make someone who can only bend as far as their knees touch their toes in an instant!

• Neurological Effect:

 

A lot of pain generated by movement or muscle contraction is generated by nerve endings in the space between the skin and muscle. As tape decompresses this space there is less pressure on these nerve endings so is reduced or stopped completely at its source. Having elastic tape stuck to your skin is also believed to stimulate receptors within the skin called Mechanoreceptors. These receptors play a part in our movement awareness, or what therapists call Proprioception. Many therapists believe that one of the main effects of applying ROCKTAPE is to improve our Proprioception, which can both decrease pain and improve the way we move.

When Rocktape is applied with more stretch it can be used to support areas where tissue has been strained, torn, weakened or lengthened. By adding more elastic recoil to the taped area, functional stability and tissue ‘snapback’ are enhanced

 

 

What is Rocktape used for?

• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golf elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction

 

Improving Sports Performance

While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.

 

How does Rocktape work?

When we manufacture RockTape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.

What is Rocktape made of?

Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.

 

Professional Seller

We are a team of Health Professionals. Unlike our competitors, we are founded by a group of health expertise in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Psychology. We only sell products that are tried and tested in our practice to ensure it is safe and effective.  Our team are more than happy to provide you with confidential advice on any health issues.

Honest & Reliable Service

Our aim is not only, to provide you with a quality and affordable product, but also a honest and reliable service that you can trust. With more than 10000 positive feedbacks from our happy customers, we take great pride in offering the highest level of service to our customers.

Free & First Class Delivery

All our products sold are always sent by 1st Class delivery, free of charge. Orders placed at the weekend and on English Bank Holidays will be quickly dispatched the next working day.

24 Hours Dispatch

All products sold will be dispatched within 24 hours on working days. We understand that speed is paramount in providing any medical products for pain relief or rehabilitation, therefore we strive for a quick and responsive service to manage your needs.

Happy Customer

We have a very friendly and open team. Our business is built on happy and loyal customers, thus our team will always do everything in our power to help you and resolve issues when things don’t go to plan. So Give Us a Try!  

 

30 Days Money Back Guarantee

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee. This means that for the 30 days following your purchase of any item(s) from VitalPhysio you can return or exchange your item(s), provided they are unused in their original packaging. View our full returns policy here.

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