Our Movement Pyramid

RockTape's corrective human movement hierarchy.


Corrective Exercise

Used to normalize human movement before increasing training or exercise demands.


RockTape

A special kinesiology/sports tape that provides support while allowing full range of motion. Tape is used to decrease pain, unload tissue via decompression, and provide a novel stimulus that improves body awareness.


IASTM

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Massage – A manual therapy technique designed to provide direct, mechanical manipulation of irregular tissue.


Rolling & Balls

A collection of tools used by athletes for manipulation of the myofascial system to normalize muscle tone.


Assessment

The act of making a judgment about the quality of human movement.


Screening

The act of examining people to decide if they are suitable for a particular movement or exercise.


Injury & Recovery

Unfortunately, as we exercise we also tend to get injuries to the muscles, joints, and tendons. Normally when we see our health care provider while injured, the recommendation includes rest. Too much rest, in our opinion.

The abrupt cessation of physical training destroys any previous muscle strength gains in both older and younger individuals. In addition, studies have shown that 6–10 days of inactivity are associated with reduced glucose tolerance, insulin action, and GLUT-4 transporter levels. Others have reported reductions in total aerobic capacity, deltoid muscle respiratory capacity and muscle glycogen content compared with levels during peak season training.

Still others have reported significant increases in body weight and body fat after two months of detraining.

In order to avoid this detraining effect due to forced rest from injuries, RockTape suggests doing activities that help prevent and overcome injuries to the soft tissue.

Myofascial Release & Foam Rolling

One of our most favored activities to release tight fascia is foam rolling. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release that is commonly used by fitness and medical professionals. A myofascial release technique is intended to address localized tightness in the fascia. This localized tightness may be impairing proper movement by causing pain or limiting range of motion – or both.

Effects of Foam Rolling

8 degree range of motion increase after two minutes of rolling.

  • With Foam Rolling 90%
  • No Rolling 10%

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