This is a great getting started tool. Really looking forward to learning more and digging deeper! Thank You, Tanya-CESMT
RockTape can be used for both horse and rider in equine therapy. Som benefits include reduction or pain management, decrease swelling and/or edema, increase joint range of motion, normalize muscle tone, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse throughout the rehabilitation process. It can also be used to assist the athlete to maintain functionality and comfort in training and assist with recovery.
RockTape may assist the below treatments and activities:
- Muscle Strain or Tear
- Muscle Stiffness
- Post Acupuncture / Body Work Inflammation
- Prolong the Effects of Myofacial Release
- Tendonitis, Tendonopathy or Desmitis
- Rehabilitation, Management and/or Prevention of Movement Dysfunctions
Safety: It is important to note that some horses may behaviorally react to the RockTape, just as they would a nuisance fly on their skin. This is due to the horse’s highly evolved proprioception mechanism that is regulated and monitored from receptors located in the muscles, tendons and joints. Always position yourself in a safe place in relation to the horse when applying RockTape Equine. It is advisable to lunge the horse after the tape has been applied to determine the effect of the tape on the horse, prior to riding.
“For me, every little opportunity counts. It’s about always being an unrestricted participant, never missing a chance, finding new ways to do something better, and living life to the fullest. RockTape isn’t going to make me taller, lose 5kg’s, or turn me into an Olympic triathlete…
However, using RockTape has given me back my upper body strength by helping rehab my tennis elbows, corrected my posture on a horse so I ride more effectively, and allows me to help my horses by correcting their gait when I can’t explain it to them in English! RockTape is easy, non-invasive, and proven… It’s all about the things that help me stay in the game!”-Amanda Ross individual Competitor Sydney Olympics, 2000
Stickier, hypoallergenic adhesive that won't fall off during competition
180% stretch, the same elasticity as skin, to promote full range of motion
97% cotton, 3% Nylon 6/12, low moisture absorption
Tighter weave, which enables muscle to more easily snap back to neutral
Variety of designs and colors
Wearable for up to 5 days
Each Roll is 2"x16.4' (5cmx5m)
When applied properly, RockTape kinesiology tape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, increasing blood flow.
Increased blood flow…
Relieves swelling by creating more space for the congested and compressed capillaries, lymph vessels, arteries and veins. This results in faster removal of the by-products created by inflammation.
Delays fatigue, speeding up recovery for rehab patients and enabling athletes to go stronger, longer.
Cues form by increasing the patient or athlete’s awareness of their body position to help maintain proper alignment and form.
Normalizes muscle tone by realigning the muscles that may be disrupted by injuries. When injured, we typically alter our movement to avoid pain, which can cause future discomfort or even further injury. Through tactical cueing, RockTape reminds you to maintain a good posture, allowing the injury to heal faster.