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Team Rocktape member Daniel “Hollywood” Holloway is the newly crowned US National Crit Champ. Check out the interview courtesy of Podium Insight.
If you’ve ever made New Year’s Resolutions you know that by the end of January they are often long forgotten but RockTape wants to help you change that in 2020 with better movement, improved joint and muscle health and reduced discomfort during your workouts.
Here’s how RockTape can help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions:
If you move well, heal faster after being injured and feel less discomfort during your fitness routine or workout, you’ll be more likely to stick with your goals of being more active or becoming better at your favourite sport. Add professional advice from people who know movement best and you’re on your way to success. RockTape can help on all those fronts. Here’s a breakdown:
RockTape helps you move better by giving your body tactile mechanical feedback which improves kinesthetic awareness and helps with movement correction. This is a very fancy way of saying that sticking something physical onto your skin makes your brain more aware of a certain area which is great for improving how that part of your body moves. Taping specific problem areas can guide better form during movement, helping the brain to normalise those movements and prevent injuries from occurring due to weak or wrong movement.
RockTape is great at relieving pain and reducing discomfort that you might experience both during and after physical activities. When applied correctly, RockTape runs interference on pain thanks to its microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin.
Applying RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the underlying fascia, reducing pressure on sensitive pain receptors. Think of it as turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears. RockTape does so by affecting the nerve endings and different types of receptors in the skin of the injured area.
If you’ve ever suffered from a minor injury you know how swelling, bruising and inflammation can affect your performance. RockTape can help your body’s natural healing process to happen faster by allowing greater blood flow to and from an injured area. RockTape creates more room in between layers of fascia, muscle, fat, skin, and other structures which means that congested or compressed blood vessels are under less pressure and can remove the by-products created by inflammation more effectively
Get better posture
Good posture can improve your performance during physical activity by strengthening postural muscles that guide how you move. It also helps to relieve tension in your neck and shoulders and can improve circulation. When everything is aligned, your body can perform optimally.
RockTape can help you improve your posture by giving you tactile feedback because you’ll feel it stretching when you slouch. This kind of feedback can help you to break the habits that cause bad posture.
Expert medical advice
If you have an injury or a concern about your performance, we encourage you to seek advice from a medical professional. And because RockTape is so much more than just tape (we’re a movement company), we’ve partnered with expert medical practitioners who can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Click here to find a RockDoc who can help you to address your concerns through personalised recommendations and treatments.
Whether your New Year’s Resolutions are to get in shape, to reach your fitness goals or just to move better, RockTape can help you to go stronger for longer.
USA Water Polo Announces Partnership with RockTape as Official Sponsor and Kinesiology Tape Supplier Through 2020
USA Water Polo and RockTape’s partnership provides kinesiology tape, topicals, and mobility tools to USA Water Polo’s teams through the 2020 Olympic Games
Huntington Beach, CA – September XX, 2015 – RockTape, Inc., an industry leader in kinesiology tape has joined USA Water Polo as an official sponsor and official kinesiology tape through the 2020 Olympic Games. As part of the agreement RockTape will provide USA Water Polo’s National Teams with product to help prevent and treat injuries during training and competition. USA Water Polo members will also be provided with an exclusive discount code to use on product throughout the partnership. Members can access the 20% discount by visiting http://deals.rocktape.com and entering the access code: USAWP2015
“We’re incredibly excited to be partnered with USA Water Polo,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of RockTape. “Water Polo is a thrilling, taxing sport and we love that we’re in a position to keep all of team USA’s athletes moving stronger, longer in the water.” As to why RockTape is the perfect partner: “There’s no other kinesiology tape that can stand up to the demands of this sport. Kinesiology tape has to stay on to be effective. RockTape stays put, no matter what Team USA throws at it.” read more…
RockTape is proud to announce a new partnership (some would call it an awesome friendship…) with Ashley Horner! Who’s Ashley? She’s an incredible, all-American badass that loves to inspire men and women, young and old, to be the BEST they can be.
She’s also our gorgeous model for our NEW soon-to-be-released taping videos. We shot nearly 30 videos with her, and we’ll be launching them very, very soon.
RockTape introduces RockTapeRx Kinesiology Tape with Gentler Adhesive for Special Patient Populations
RockTapeRx expands RockTape’s comprehensive kinesiology tape line with a new gentle tape designed for the elderly, children, and other special-needs patients
Campbell, California – September 8th, 2015 – RockTape, a leader in sports medicine products and education, is proud to introduce RockTapeRx, a new gentle kinesiology tape with the same outstanding stretch characteristics as RockTape’s sport-focused kinesiology tapes.
“We’ve always been a performance-oriented brand,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of RockTape. “As we grew, it became clear we needed to offer the quality of RockTape to a whole new group of customers with special needs.”
RockTapeRx’s new gentle adhesive is ideal for special patient populations, including children, the elderly, those with neurological disorders, and women who are pregnant. It’s also a great option for those with sensitive skin. read more…
An article posted by Mueller
After the hype it received in the 2008 Olympic games, researchers decided it was time to test the support and healing properties associated with kinesiology tape use. The Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy published the study which consisted of patients who suffered from various orthopedic injuries. One set of test subjects were simply wrapped with the tape, the other patients involved in the study were wrapped with the tape using various proven methods. The study concluded that the patients who were wrapped with the tape using specific methods saw a dramatic improvement in mobility, joint and muscle health, and pain reduction during physical activity.
Ed Le Cara’s Take – A nice short blog regarding benefits of Kinesiology Taping. At RockTape we believe that pre-cuts do not provide optimal results and thus we encourage our clinicians to cut their own tape.
We provide a framework for taping applications but believe the most important part about taping is pre and post testing the effected area to make sure the desired outcome is seen. Incorrect taping applications do not really exist. Either the tape improves the condition or does not. A framework approach to taping applications takes the memorization out of learning the techniques. The emphasis is on outcomes.
USA Diving is pleased to announce a long‐term agreement with RockTape, an industry leader in sports medicine products. With this new partnership, RockTape will serve as the official supplier of kinesiology tape for USA Diving.
RockTape aids in the recovery of fatigued muscles, supports and enhances muscular contraction, increases circulation and allows injuries to heal better. Divers are able to train better and longer without risk of overuse.
“Diving can be very demanding on the body. RockTape helps with training and recovery, and our new partnership will be a valuable asset for our athletes as they strive to perform at their best,” said Linda Paul, President and CEO of USA Diving. read more…
Our very own RockTape UK’s Paul Coker wrote up a great piece over at Breaking Muscle about
My experience of sticking tape on thousands of patients, running hundreds of taping workshops for health professionals, and taping myself whenever I hurt, is that tape works. It does cool and surprising stuff to reduce pain and improve movement. But I also hear a whole load of nonsense, misinformation, and misconceptions about kinesiology tape and what it does.Here are four most commons myths I hear, along with reasoning to the contrary.
We’ve partnered with our great friend Daniel Holloway to bring you an exclusive mobility video series just for cyclists. Check out the full video listing here.
We worked hard on compiling the best information and exercises on human movement for our new mobility line, including amazing exercises for foam rolling, mobility balls, and bands (both therapy bands and resistance bands.)
We believe everyone should have access to this information – so we made all our Movement Manifestos free to download. Enjoy, and share.
Check out this awesome review of our RockNRoller by Elevate Spine and Sport Therapy!
It’s time, RockTape army. The 2015 Movement Summit is upon us. We’re already filtering in to Colorado in preparation for a weekend of movement madness.
We’ll see you at ProjectMOVE on Saturday and Sunday. If you opted in to the PMT certification on Friday, we’ll see you a day early.
Remember, all the awesome details (including schedule, speaker line-up, and more) can be found on our store right here.
At RockTape, we’ve made a promise to keep people moving stronger and longer. Part of that promise is giving people the tools and knowledge about how to fix themselves.
Which is why we’re incredibly excited – and proud – to introduce our new line of mobility products.
As a company dedicated to optimizing human movement, and keeping people moving througout their life, we believe that the information to get the most out of our tools should be included – and shared.
Every one of our mobility products includes detailed, full-color instructions. Our RockNRoller foam roller includes a gorgeous, lay-flat poster that guides you through fascial-release exercises. It’s truly an all-in-one tool that helps you move better.
We’ll be following through our commitment to movement with a blog series featuring mobility exerices from some familiar faces. We’ll be sure to announce new posts via Twitter and Facebook, so make sure you’re following us there.
As always, thank you so much for your support!
“We are pleased to welcome RockTape to APTA’s Strategic Business Partners family,” said APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS. “It is important to APTA to enhance our business relationships and develop meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies. We are pleased that our services and marketing opportunities provide mutual benefits to our partners and APTA.”
RockTape is a leader in sports medicine products and methods. Its flagship product, RockTape kinesiology tape, is used by more than 8,000 medical professionals worldwide to treat and prevent common sports injuries. In addition to pain management, professional and amateur athletes use RockTape to enhance competitive performance. RockTape reports that the product’s unique properties relieve pain, reduce swelling, improve fluid dynamics to working muscles, reduce fatigue, and enhance movement awareness. The company also offers a Fascial Movement Taping Certification, an evidence-informed kinesiology taping certification based on functional movement assessment and treatment strategies.
In 2015 RockTape will exhibit at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, NEXT, and National Student Conclave as part of its aggressive growth strategy. “We knew that to best leverage all of our great relationships in the physical therapy profession, we needed to partner with and support the profession through the APTA Strategic Business Partners Program,” said Alyson Evans, director of US sales.
The American Physical Therapy Association represents more than 88,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat, and find a physical therapist in your area at www.MoveForwardPT.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.
LMT, CF1, RockTape Education Manager
Stacey has been dedicated to human movement and athletic performance since 1997, and licensed as a Sports Massage Therapist since 2005.
She is credentialed by the most respected educational organizations regarding human movement, performance training, and soft tissue treatment and she is continuously expanding her knowledge of the human form in motion. You can find her in one of her three Front Range clinics treating athletes, coaching a mobility class, or teaching Performance Movement Taping for RockTape. She has been a featured author in massage publications regarding the use of kinesiology tape in treatment as well as a guest speaker at various conferences pertaining to movement as it relates to sport and functional strength.
A former competitive adventure and mountain bike racer, runner, and CrossFit athlete, she’s fully aware of the dedication needed to achieve and exceed your goals. Professionally, she’s managed large fitness facilities as the lead trainer, taught educational programs for trainers obtaining their certifications, as well as offered many health and wellness insights to groups through public speaking, writing for publications, and sporting events.
She is a proud member of the Alpine Rescue Team, a volunteer EMT, mom to four awesome rescue dogs, and a very happy plant based athlete.
DC, DACBSP, CSCS
Dr. Simansky is a graduate of University of Scanton. He received his doctorate from New York Chiropractic College and became a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sport Physicians through Palmer South College. Additionally, Tim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Driven by his fascination of human movement and unsatisfaction with current treatment paradigms Dr. Tim is on a continual hunt to expand his treatment toolbox.
Using a performance based approach he attempts to “optimize your function optimize your performance.” Dr. Tim holds certifications as a Crossfit Level 1, Olympic Lifting and USAW coach.
Tim dedicated most of his early life to sports and ended up attending University of Scranton where he was a multi-sport athlete. Tim is the self-proclaimed mad scientist of www.theWODdoc.com, a daily video blog dedicated to providing quality information on lifting technique, mobility, and nutrition.
DC, CSCS, CES
Dr. Campione is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010. John received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
John specializes in physical rehabilitation being board certified in Physiotherapy in the state of Illinois using a blend of chiropractic manipulative therapy, soft tissue manipulation and corrective exercises to treat ailments of the human neuro-musculo-skeletel system. He holds post¬graduate certifications in acupuncture, strength and conditioning with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, corrective exercise with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Functional Movement Systems, Neurokinetic Therapy, Active Release Technique, and kettlebell training with the World Kettlebell Club.
John has 12 years experience in healthcare having worked in a wide variety of physical therapy clinics and hospitals as well as having seven years experience as a personal trainer and strength coach. He is a contributor to the World Kettlebell Club blog and is an adjunct faculty member at local colleges.
MA, ATC, CSCS
Mitch serves as the Prevention, Rehab, and Physical Performance Coordinator at Missouri State University making him the leading expert on staff in the areas of injury prevention and rehabilitation. At MSU, he utilizes his knowledge of performance enhancement and sports medicine to coordinate the rehab and injury prevention programs for all 17 varsity sports. Currently in his 8th year at MSU, he has also served as strength and conditioning coach for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Volleyball. His areas of interest are functional movement and biomechanics, high-speed treadmill training, and metabolics. Mitch is also founder and president of Maximum Training Solutions, LLC, a full service Sports Medicine and Sports Performance consultancy that he created to help coaches, trainers, therapists, and other health professionals and athletes to reach their full potential in the athletic related endeavors.
Over the years, Mitch has consulted with variety of clients including universities, private physical therapy clinics, large market health systems, personal training studios, and high schools. Mitch has personally worked with thousands of athletes throughout his career. His clients have won world series rings, played in the NFL, NBA and MLS, and competed in the Olympics, but they have achieved great personal success in local competitive events and leagues. Mitch is a noted speaker on both a regional and national level, and has been published multiple times in professional journals and coaching websites.
PT, LMT, FAFS
Adam is owner and director of 360 Physical Therapy in Chicago, IL specializing in Applied Biomechanics. Adam is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute), a provider of Active Release Technique (ART), and a master trainer for rehab & reconditioning for ViPR. His expertise lies in combining manual therapy with three-dimensional movement to address the underlying causes of pain. Adam presents to fitness & rehabilitation professionals internationally.
Adam’s professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength and conditioning , as well as ownership roles. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine, and creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues.
PT, MSPT, DPT
Dr. Koniuto is a skilled Physical Therapist and the owner of Oakdale Physical Therapy & Fitness based in Johnson City, NY, which specializes in out-patient, sports injuries, orthopedic and general rehab, and prehab services. John’s primary clinical specialty is sports and orthopedic rehab, focusing on strength, balance, posture, and functional assessment while incorporating fitness strategies and their positive impact on the aging process. As a Certified Strength Training Specialist, and a Certified EMT he also has a special interest in injury prevention, wellness, and rehab using individualized kinesiology taping techniques and movement strategies.
John grew up in Upstate New York before he earned his BS and Master’s in Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Massachusetts, and his Doctorate from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He has worked with semi-pro sports teams and has extensive experience in various clinical settings such as private practice, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, scholastic and industrial companies. John values the professional relationships he has with his clients and the positive impacts he has on their quality of life.
DC, CCSP, CSCS
Dr. Mulholland is a sports chiropractor and strength coach who has helped athletes of all levels with injury recovery and performance enhancement. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 1996, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2000. Additionally, he has post-graduate certifications as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
In addition to running his own private chiropractic practices, John has also acted as the Chiropractic Consultant for the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY, successfully treating dozens of Olympic athletes. He has traveled extensively as one of the team chiropractors for the US Bobsled & Skeleton Teams and as the Sports Medicine & Performance Enhancement consultant for the New Zealand Cycling Teams. He has worked multiple World Championship events in a variety of sports, and has treated athletes from dozens of different countries. He recently returned from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, where he helped the New Zealand cyclists obtain two Olympic Medals.
DC DACBSP, C.Ac.
Dr. Hoven has been helping people feel good and move better since 1991 when he graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic. A Colorado native, he played sports competitively and was inspired to dedicate his life to health and wellness following a neck injury he received on the football field as a junior in high school. Jim has owned 5 practices and served as team doctor for his high school and began speaking at businesses, civic organizations, schools and even government agencies throughout the Denver Metropolitan area.
Jim is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. He has completed his Diplomate in the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Jim has completed his Functional Movement certification in SMFA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment). He is a member of the Board of Sports Physicians. He is a certified acupuncturist and a NAET practitioner.
Because of his deep love for educating and inspiring others to be their best through healthy living, Dr. Hoven has expanded his lecturing and presentation platform to a national level. He now serves a corporate and executive role as the Vice President of Education and Compliance for HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Wellness.
Dr. Kreiswirth received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has earned his PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Athletic Training. His current research is, The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries among Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighters. Ethan is the owner of Kreiswirth Sports Medicine Systems, LLC, which delivers didactic and clinical programming of sports medicine needs. In the past, as the Medical Director for Velocity Sports Performance, Ethan has consulted with the Chinese Olympic Committee providing sports medicine mentorships overseas and in the United States. Additionally, Ethan is the Medical Director and Coordinator for the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Ethan was the Director of Athletic Training Education Program at Concordia University, Irvine in Orange County, California from 2008 to 2011.
Ethan’s additional positions include Medical Director of the All American Heavyweights Boxing Team, in conjunction with the 2012 USA Olympic Boxing Team, 11 years as the Head Athletic Trainer of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) from 1997-2008, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Kinesiology Department. Prior to CSUDH, Ethan was Head Athletic Trainer in the Minor League Baseball system with the Sonoma County Crushers. He also served as a Football Assistant ATC at Santa Monica College in the mid-1990s.
Ethan also holds current certifications in the Functional Movement System, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and Professional Rescuer Instructor for the American Red Cross. He has been a contributing author in peer-reviewed journals’ such as International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Therapy, Journal of Athletic Training, and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. Ethan has been a national speaker on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu injuries, as well as a multitude of sports medicine topics at the National Athletic Training Association Annual Symposium, Far West Athletic Training Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association symposium and Association of Ringside Professionals.
Dr. Porcelli attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas where he obtained a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a B.S. in Health and Wellness. Prior to attending Parker he received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Danny was selected to be a treating physician at the 2010 Central American Games in Bogota Colombia and treated the speed skaters and Para-Olympic Triathletes. He was also selected for the 2013 & 2014 CrossFit Games and CrossFit South East Regionals. He has coordinated the Athlete Services for CrossFit events such as Wodapalooza, Thunderdome, and Box Battles.
Danny is the primary chiropractic physician and owner of XOC Chiropractic in Naples, FL . He combines joint mobilization, soft tissue treatments, and corrective exercises to obtain fast, effective and lasting results. He holds advanced certifications in soft tissue mobilization techniques such as Active Release Therapy and (ART) Graston Technique. Danny broke his back in the summer of 2006 as he slid down a water slide. He has since dedicated himself to educating and inspiring people to learn more their body and its great potential to perform, adapt, and heal.
MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Steve serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Assess, Treat & Condition, an outpatient clinic in Carbondale, Illinois. He has 15 years experience in a combination of roles treating a variety of patients including athletes from high school to college as well as professional athletes in the NFL and Olympics.
Steve has also taught in the Department of Kinesiology at Southern Illinois University as well as serving as both a clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program and as an guest lecturer in the Physician’s Assistant program during their orthopedic rotations. He has also instructed over 1000 clinicians in continuing education courses emphasizing his system called Fascial Movement Patterning which evaluates and treats the interface of neuromyofascia. His treatment and teaching approach is very hands-on from performing manual therapy techniques to corrective exercises.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Science-Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University. He holds a Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with an emphasis on rehabilitation science from California University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. In addition to his academic degrees, he holds additional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Dr. Agocs is a chiropractor specializing in Structural Optimization. He has been in practice since 2000 and has also been an educator on the faculty at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City since 2007. Since moving to Kansas City, Steve has maintained a practice for low-income and uninsured patients in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment at Kansas City CARE Clinic.
Since 2009, Steve has taught over 65 postgraduate seminars nationally and internationally. He has published articles and peer-reviewed papers in Dynamic Chiropractic, Chiropractic Economics, Chiropractic History and Virtual Mentor, the online ethics journal of the American Medical Association. Steve is also co-author of RockTape’s Fascial Movement Taping Study Guides for Level 1 and Level 2 seminars.
Steve is certified in Thompson Technique chiropractic, Fascial Movement Taping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM). He is a Level 1 CrossFit® Trainer with special interest in kettlebell training and weightlifting and trains athletes out of Crossfit I35. In practice, Steve has special interest in working with chronic pain patients as well athletes in less traditional sports such as CrossFit, weightlifting, cycling and shooting sports to name a few.
DPT, MSPT, CSCS
Dr. Mikla is a physical therapist and performance coach specializing in movement and functional restoration. Tony is the Manager of Physical Therapy for EXOS in Phoenix, AZ (formerly Athletes Performance) and is the Founder of Theraflix, LLC, a web based resource for PT’s and their patients. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Track and Field Certified Coach, and has been working with athletes and clients on movement dysfunction and pathology for the last 20 years.
Tony works with all levels of patients and has developed a specialty in Sports Medicine over the years, working closely with world renowned surgeons, Recreational Clients, Tactical Operators, and Elite Athletes. He has published numerous articles on Training and Rehabilitation and kinetic linking for performance. Over his career, Tony has worked as a consultant for Professional Teams in the MLB and NBA, as well as individual athletes including, Olympic Champions, MMA Champions, PGA Tour Professionals, US Military Special Operators, and athletes from NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL.
Tony has presented nationally for the APTA, NATA, and NSCA conferences. He has been an instructor for a long term sports medicine course in Northern California, and guest instructor at Sacramento State University and University of the Pacific PT programs. Currently he serves as adjunct clinical faculty for Northern Arizona University PT Program. Tony is a finalist for the 2014 NSCA Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year.
Medical Division Manager , Athlete Services Director- RockTape
Dr. Adamcik , a former college athlete, holds a B.S in Business Administration and Sports Management and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Florida. After graduation, she worked in Daytona Beach, FL area at an evidence-based clinic where she treated athletes of all kinds from professional wrestlers, NASCAR drivers and crew members, pro surfers, skateboarders and soccer moms.
A recent transplant to Texas, Jo is excited to continue adding more skills to her arsenal. She can be found directing athlete services at some of the most demanding athletic competitions in the US and participating in them as well.
Master Instructor, RockTape
Stu is a teacher, a physical therapist, and a human movement junkie. Stuart began his PT career on the Big Island of Hawaii where he worked with all levels of athletes and orthopedic patients. Stuart owned and operated Champion Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy clinic in Denver, CO. Champion specialized in sport-specific analysis and treatment that utilized a biomechanical, manual and functional medicine approach to problem solving. Stu is currently a Director at Panther Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Colorado where he continues to treat many athletes and patients of all levels.
Stuart graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Exercise Sport Science, emphasis on Sports Medicine, and Human Anatomy and Neurobiology. He went on to earn his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO. Stu has consulted for USA Triathlon, was the lead PT for the Colorado Ballet, and has gained a respectful reputation as a running and cycling expert. He is currently an affiliate faculty member for Regis University. He has submerged himself in SFMA Level 1 and 2, as well as become FMS certified. He also has completed Level 1 of 2 Functional Dry Needling certification.
Stu has presented on many topics including skiing, running, cycling, functional medicine, exercise as medicine, injury prevention, and functional ergonomics. Stu enjoys being active outside with running, biking, hiking and snowboarding as well as playing on sports teams such as ice hockey and soccer. His favorite thing to do is be with his amazing wife and their two awesome young children.
Medical Director, Marketing and Sales – RockTape
Dr. Evans graduated from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2001. Dr. Evans owned and operated a private practice in Colorado for 7 years that focused on the treatment of common running, cycling and sports related ailments.
Alyson had been involved with the athletic and fitness industries for 10 years prior to entering private practice as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Alyson has lectured nationally for the past 15 years on lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, functional rehabilitation and kinesiology taping. She has consulted with a variety of healthcare providers during that time as an expert on foot, knee and hip treatment. Her exposure with many challenging patient cases in practice has helped her broaden her knowledge about human biomechanics. Dr. Evans continues to see challenging patient cases while balancing her time as the Medical Marketing and Sales Director for Rock Tape and the mother of 3 young children.
DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS
Medical Director, RockTape
Dr. Capobianco holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Steve is a practicing sports chiropractor, currently holding a Diplomate in Rehab from the ACA, in addition he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and a Performance Enhancement Specialists from the NASM. He is a certified in Active Release and Graston Technique provider that allows him to treat a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries using a combination of hand and tool release therapy.
Steve recently launched a sports specific rehab and performance institute called ProjectMOVE in Denver Colorado that focuses on identifying motor control dysfunction in an attempt to enhance human performance from the professional athlete to weekend warrior.
Steve is an avid athlete with a passion for sports. He has spent 25 years competing in ice hockey, lacrosse, triathlons, adventure racing, and natural bodybuilding. Steve is the Medical Director for Rocktape, pioneering evidence-informed education development that challenges the status quo in movement learning. He authored the Fascial Movement Taping manual and lectures world wide on the movement based taping technique.
PhD, DC, ATC, CSCS
Research Director, RockTape
Dr. LeCara has worked as a strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainer, and chiropractor for over 20 years. Ed holds a PhD in Athletic Training with a research emphasis on lumbar instability and rehabilitation. He had this original research published in May 2014. Since 2000, he owned and operated SportsPlus in the San Francisco Bay Area where he helped endurance and high intensity athletes prevent and overcome injuries.
Ed was the Vice President of Sports Science and Human Performance at 24 Hour Fitness Corporate offices in San Ramon, CA until March 2013. In addition, he held hospital privileges at the VA Northern California Health Care System in Martinez, CA from 2009 – 2013.
Ed moved to Dallas, TX in July 2014 to develop The KinetikChain. The KinetikChain delivers performance therapy for high intensity and endurance athletes by treating the muscular, skeletal and neurological systems of the body to enable people to live an active lifestyle.
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DC, FMS, SFMA, NKT
Master Instructor, RockTape
Dr. Nickelston, is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and Movement Assessment. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy combined with deep tissue laser treatment. Perry is a member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for American Institute for Medical Laser Application, a governing body for laser therapy education and also the Chief Medical Officer of LiteCure, LLC, a leading Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy company.
Perry is certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA) as well as being certified Instructor for the Functional Movement Screen and owner of Stop Chasing Pain, LLC a sports medicine rehabilitation center in Ramsey, NJ.
Perry is regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic Journal, Livestrong, To Your Health Magazine, and writes for industry publications in health and fitness. He is a 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 20 years experience in the health industry. Perry is the creator of the RRTT® Recovery and Regeneration System for health and fitness professionals.
Rocktape, used to treat and prevent injuries sustained on the racetrack by Turner Motorsports drivers and pit crew, has formalized a partnership to support these athletes while they compete on the racetrack.
August 20 2012,– Los Gatos, CA, Rocktape,the world’s strongest brand of kinesiology tape will be used by Turner Sports Drivers and pit crew to help prevent injuries, promote recovery and provide muscle support. Worn by athletes all over the world, Rocktape will help Turner Motor Sports drivers and pit crew team keep up with the intense physical demands of being on the racetrack.
Rocktape (www.rocktape.com) is a hi-tech athletic kinesiology tape that can be used to treat a wide variety of sports injuries or increase performance. When applied to an area of the body, Rocktape improves circulation. This increase in circulation helps reduce fatigue or can help accelerate the healing process. Rocktape can also be used to help prevent injuries by providing extra stability to a joint without reducing range of movement. With Rocktape, athletes are able to perform stronger, longer.
Pit crew team members are trained to respond quickly in the most extreme circumstances. In order to increase and maintain their stamina, Turner Motor Sports pit crew team members are now encouraged to CrossFit®, a circuit method of rigorous exercise designed to build strength and endurance.
“Our crew will be in great physical condition this year, but muscle strain and injury can happen no matter how fit you are and it’s important for the pit crew and drivers to recover faster,” said Ted Bullard of Turner Motor Sports. “Rocktape is simply amazing the way that it works — gets them back on the race track quickly, healed faster.”
Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape agrees. “We are excited to partner with Turner Motorsports and support their crew with Rocktape. Injuries that heal faster not only improve physical performance but can boost confidence.”
Rocktape will supply the Turner Motorsports pit crew with Rocktape, Rock Sauce®, a powerful pain relieving lotion, and pHast Legs a product that reduces muscle soreness and decreases recovery time. Combined or used separately, any athlete or sports enthusiast can benefit from the increased stamina, pain relief and endurance that these products provide.
A new study at Montana State University confirms pHast Legs efficacy
A blind placebo study was conducted on Nordic skiers by Dr Dan Heil at Montana State University. After 24 elite Nordic skiers used either Alka-Myte or placebo for 7 days at a dose of 1 tablet per 50 pounds of body weight, the following significant changes were noted in their upper body ergometer performance: 1. increased power output; 2. reduced cardio-respiratory stress with lower heart rate, respiratory rate and energy expenditure (lower sub-maximal VO2) and 3. reduced blood lactate levels. The research is available here.
Did you know that a Paleo oriented diet can increase blood acidity significantly? Heavy consumption of protein can be highly acidic to your body if it is not balanced by alkaline vegetables and fruits. High acidity, or acidosis, causes pH imbalances in your body which stresses various tissues, compromises immunity and reduces performance.
An easy way to counter high amounts of protein is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. The problem is it requires you to eat a lot of vegetables!
pHast Legs to the rescue! Simply pop the required dosage of pHast Legs while eating smartly and you’ll soon be dropping pounds while staying strong and healthy. pHast Legs greatly reduces muscle soreness as well.
June 26, 2012 – Campbell, CA – RockTape Inc., a leading provider of sports medicine products, has named Smack Media as its public relations agency of record, effective June 18th, 2012. The partnership comes together as RockTape continues an aggressive growth path and seeks to leverage their strong relationships with athletes and trainers, medical professionals and retail establishments. Smack Media and RockTape kick-off their relationship by focusing on major summer sports events, including the 2012 Olympic Games.
RockTape offers a variety of products designed to help professional athletes and weekend warriors. Their flagship product, RockTape kinesiology tape, is used by over 6,000 chiropractors, sports physicians and physical therapists worldwide to treat and prevent common sports injuries. RockTape is engineered with 100% organic cotton, lasts up to 5 days, and can be worn while swimming or showering. RockTape users can also choose from over 30 different colors and patterns to express their individual personalities and styles.
In addition to pain management, thousands of professional and amateur athletes use RockTape to enhance competitive performance. RockTape’s unique properties reduce swelling, accelerate blood flow to working muscles, reduce fatigue and help coordinate movement, providing the extra edge that can make the difference between finishing first or second.
This summer, RockTape and Smack Media will be on the scene at the U.S. Olympic Trials (Diving and Track & Field), the Reebok CrossFit Games, the Tour de France and the 2012 London Olympic Games. RockTape Founder and CEO, Greg van den Dries, selected Smack Media because of their experience working with athletes, their strong reputation for helping innovative sports brands succeed, and their network of personal connections in the health, fitness and endurance sports world.
“We are Official Sponsors of the Garmin-Barracuda Cycling Team and the Reebok CrossFit Games, and we’re working with several Olympic trainers and athletes who will be competing this summer. We knew that to best leverage all of our great relationships we needed to partner with a strategic and well connected PR firm,” said van den Dries.
Smack Media is off to the races this week for the US Olympic Trials and working closely with one of Eugene, Oregon’s top trainers, who treats several of the competing athletes. The team at Smack Media will also be working with the Garmin-Barracuda Cycling Team, Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold, Olympic Cyclist Shelley Olds, and CrossFit Champion Jason Khalipa, among others. With an action-packed summer of sports ahead, RockTape will be integral to many victories and Smack Media will seek to capture and promote those priceless moments.
RockTape is a leader in sports medicine products and methods. Founded by Greg van den Dries, RockTape is Greg’s 6th startup. Located in Silicon Valley, RockTape helps athletes “go stronger, longer” with hi-tech textiles, aerospace adhesives and organic chemistry, and through Fascial Movement Taping, a taping technique based on muscles acting as a chain to create efficient, fluid patterns.
(Jan, 2012 – Los Gatos, CA) RockTape and Team Exergy TWENTY12 today announced that the companies have once again renewed their partnership. The agreement ensures that Exergy will be racing in custom designed TWENTY12 tape for the upcoming season, which include the 2012 Olympics. The partnership will make Rocktape the Official Kinesiology Tape Supplier of the Exergy TWENTY12 Team.
Designed using RockTape’s exclusive Active Recovery (AR) technology, Rocktape provides immediate relief to sore muscles, decreases recovery times and helps treat and prevent sports injuries. Additionally, pHast Legs, the company’s new alkalizing supplement, will also be utilized by the team.
“We’re excited to have RockTape back for the 2012 season,” said Nicola Cranmer, General Manager of Exergy TWENTY12. “RockTape and the team go way back and it’s nice to have an old friend watching your back, or in Rocktape’s case, holding our backs! And we’re equally psyched that Rocktape has developed a tape in our team colors.”
The Team will also utilize pHast Legs, RockTape’s newest supplement, to help decrease recovery times and increase performance. pHast Legs is a USADA/WADA compliant alkalizing supplement designed to lower the accumulation of carbon dioxide and hydrogen ions, which can lead to soreness and muscle burn. pHast Legs also lowers oxygen consumption while decreasing recovery times.
“The Exergy TWENTY12 Team is simply the best women’s pro cycling team in the world,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape. “Adding the Exergy TWENTY12 team to our existing relationship with Garmin-Barracuda and Rabobank helps us round out our commitment to professional cycling.”
(September 11, 2011 — Los Gatos, CA) RockTape, a leader in Endurance Sports Medicine products, today announced a strategic sponsorship agreement with Julie Dibens, Ironman 70.3 World Champion, three-time Xterra World Champion and superstar of the triathlon world. Julie will work closely with both the new RockTape office located in London and the U.S. product development team.
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July 28, 2011 – Today, RockTape announced the newest addition to the companyʼs growing product line. Designed specifically for athletes who participate in water-sports, H2O is the only kinesiology tape on the market that designed to withstand the extreme conditions encountered during competitive surfing, water polo, wake boarding and open water swimming.
Designed using RockTapeʼs exclusive Active Recovery (AR) technology, H2O provides immediate relief to sore muscles and sports injuries. Athletes can also utilize RockTapeʼs PowerTaping method to increase performance by reducing fatigue. “We’ve had guys use it while surfing at Mavericks and in the Maldives during the Billabong competition and they love it,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape.
RockTape is available at elite sports retailers and through the Roc Doc Network which consists of over 6,000 medical professional.
(May 3, 2011 – Los Gatos, CA) RockTape today announced a strategic supply agreement with the Rabobank Professional Cycling Team to become the Official Kinesiology Tape Supplier for 2011.
RockTape activates the nervous and circulatory systems and is used by cyclists to improve endurance and assist recovery, and to shorten rehabilitation times after an injury. “We are delighted to have formed a partnership with RockTape,” said Harold Knebe, General Manager for the Rabobank Cycling Team. “RockTape is an innovative and quality product which fits perfectly with Rabobank’s image as a market leader in the cycling and financial world.”
“Our medical team and athletes have successfully trialed RockTape and found the adhesive qualities able to withstand the extreme conditions our cyclists compete in,” said Dion van Bommel, Team Doctor for the Rabobank Cycling Team. “We believe RockTape will play a significant role in our ability to keep our cyclists performing at the highest level throughout the demanding season.”
“Rabobank are one of the most well known UCI Pro Tour teams in the peloton and will compete in their 28th consecutive Tour de France in 2011,” commented Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape. “The Tour de France is one of the toughest endurance events in the world and we are honored that Rabobank have chosen RockTape to assist them in the Tour de France and throughout their 2011 season.”
RockTape also announced that on July 1 Rabobank tape will be available for sale through the RockTape web site and the company’s extensive distribution channel, which includes over 6000 medical professionals and over 300 specialty retailers. Professional discounts are available.
ROCKTAPE is an international company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. With offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, RockTape serves the needs of over 6,000 medical professionals worldwide. RockTape, PowerTaping and RockSauce are used by leading competitive athletes to enhance sports performance and by medical professionals to treat common sports injuries. Contact email@example.com for more info.
RockTape and Garmin-Cervélo Team Up for 2011
(March 17, 2011 – Los Gatos, CA) RockTape today announced a strategic supply
agreement with Slipstream Sports and the 2011 Garmin-Cervélo Professional
Cycling Team to develop and supply custom designed Rocktape in the team’s
trademark argyle pattern. The partnership will make Rocktape the Official
Kinesiology Tape Supplier of 2011 Team Garmin-Cervélo.
Designed using RockTape’s exclusive Active Recovery (AR) technology,
Rocktape provides immediate relief to sore muscles, decreases recovery times
and helps treat and prevent sports injuries. Additionally, Rock Sauce, the
company’s new USADA/WADA compliant topical pain reliever will also be
utilized by the team and its staff members.
“We’re excited to have RockTape as a product sponsor” said Jonathan
Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream “Our medical team has extensive experience
treating some of the best athletes in the world and Rocktape’s reputation
for making kinesiology tape capable of withstanding extreme competition and
conditions is exactly what our doctors and athletes need. And we’re equally
psyched that Rocktape has developed a tape in our team colors.”
The Team will also utilize RockTape’s PowerTaping method to increase
athletic performance by reinforcing proper form through proprioceptive
feedback, which has been an area of collaboration between Dr. Kevin
Riecklin, team chiropractor for Garmin- Cervélo and Dr. Steve Capobianco, VP
of Medical Operations for Rocktape.
“RockTape has without a doubt proved to be the best partner for the Team.”
said Dr. Kevin Riechlin, “Their innovative approach to taping is a huge
benefit to our atheltes.”
“Team Garmin- Cervélo is simply the best pro cycling team in the world right
now” added Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape. “Adding the Garmin- Cervélo
team to our existing relationship with Peanut Butter/Twenty12 helps us
round-out our commitment to professional cycling. We’re honored to be in
such great company.”
RockTape also announced that on May 1, Garmin- Cervélo tape will be
available for sale through Garmin- Cervélo’s web site at
www.slipstreamsports.com, and Rocktape’s extensive distribution channel
which includes over 6000 medical professionals and over 300 specialty
retailers. Professional discounts are available.
ROCKTAPE is an international company headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
With offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, RockTape serves the needs
of over 6,000 medical professionals. RockTape, PowerTaping and RockSauce are
used by leading competitive athletes to enhance sports performance and by
medical professionals to treat common sports injuries. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Olympic hopefuls can now wear 2012 tape to promote their journey
RockTape announced Stars and Bars, the newest addition to the companyʼs growing product line. Designed specifically for athletes who have the London 2012 games on their bucket list, Stars and Bars is the only kinesiology tape on the market that captures the spirit of the Olympics.
Designed using RockTapeʼs exclusive Active Recovery (AR) technology, Stars and Bars provides immediate relief to sore muscles and sports injuries. Athletes can also utilize RockTapeʼs PowerTaping method to increase performance by reducing fatigue. “RockTape has without a doubt aided my latest win at the World Cup,” said Sarah Kent, Australian track cyclist and World Champion.
Concurrently, RockTape has also announced that any US, UK or Australian athlete who has earned a National Championship title may receive a free roll of Stars and Bars (visit the company’s website at http://rocktape.com/stars-and-bars/ for details.)
“As a 2008 US Track and Field Olympian in preparation for the 2012 Olympic games, it can be difficult to stay focused on the goal of making the team! RockTape’s new 2012
tape is a constant reminder of my goals and dreams. Stars and Bars ROCK!” said Damu Cherry, Olympic hurdler.
“As the newest member of Team RockTape, I’m really impressed with what RockTape is doing for its athletes. These guys are really supportive and easy to work with and I’m looking forward to getting my Stars and Bars on too!” added David Payne, silver medallist in the 2008 Olympics.
RockTapeʼs Stars and Bars is available immediately at over 1000 medical clinics including HealthSource, Therapeutic Associates and Koala Centers, and select retailers
photo courtesy of Erik van Leeuwen, Creative Commons license
such as Sports Basement, Road Runner and Running Room. Stars and Bars retails for $20.12. Professional discounts are available.
ROCKTAPE is an international company headquartered in Los Gatos, California. With offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, RockTape serves the needs of over 6,000 medical professionals. RockTape, PowerTaping and RockSauce are used by leading competitive athletes to enhance sports performance and by medical professionals to treat common sports injuries. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Brian Cushing of the Texans’ sports Rocktape’s Big Daddy for shoulder support. After attending the NFL combine in Feb 2010, Rocktape developed Big Daddy, the widest Kinesiology tape on the market. Big Daddy allows practitioners to cut the tape in any format or pattern of their choosing thereby customizing each application to the patient’s specific needs.
The award for the best kinesiology taping instruction manual of 2010 was awarded to Rocktape’s PowerTaping: Taping Movements, Not Muscles, 2nd Edition. The award recognizes the manual’s focus and advancement of kinesiology taping and was given by The Kinesiology Tape Information Center, an organization that reports on the developments of the K-tape industry.
With over 70 color photos and illustrations, this manual provides new insights into the field of kinesiology taping for both rehabilitation and sports performance. It provides a comprehensive technical education for anyone utilizing kinesiology taping on a regular basis.
Based on the kinetic chain and “all one fascia” concepts, Power Taping is the new cutting edge of taping for both rehabilitation and athletic performance. The manual covers both the theory and techniques of PowerTaping in 5 key areas:
PowerTaping for Rehabilitation
PowerTaping for Edema Control
PowerTaping for Postural Control
PowerTaping for Pregnancy
PowerTaping for Sports Performance
“Written for trainers, coaches and health professionals, Power Taping uses moderately complex anatomical and medical terminology, but the application instructions are simple and accompanied by excellent photographs.”
(December 1, 2010 – Los Gatos, CA) Rocktape announced the topical pain reliever Rock Sauce, the newest addition to the company’s growing product line. Designed specifically for athletes and doctors, Rock Sauce provides temporary relief to sore and aching muscles, and is one of the most powerful over-the-counter pain relievers available on the market.
There are two main categories of pain relievers on the market today: liniments and counterirritants. Liniments utilize menthol as their active ingredient to provide a cooling effect. Absorbine Jr, with 2.5% menthol as an active ingredient, is an example of a liniment. Counterirritants provide a heating sensation and rely on methyl salicylate as their active ingredient. Ben Gay, for example, has 15% methyl salicylate to create a warming sensation.
Rock Sauce is formulated with 20% methyl salicylate, 10% menthol and .3% capsicum, a natural heating agent found in chili peppers. When applied, Rock Sauce users first experience a cooling sensation, followed with a warming sensation. The combination creates a powerful effect that is approximately 10 times more intense than competing products, and delivers ingredients deep into sore muscles and tissue to reduce inflammation and soothe sore muscles.
Rock Sauce is designed to be used alone or along with the company’s flagship product, Rocktape, a unique kinesiology tape which can also be used to treat sore and aching muscles or common sports injuries. Sports physicians, chiropractors and other medical professionals can use Rock Sauce in conjunction with other treatments such as ultrasound, deep tissue massage, TENs and laser to create a more unique and effective treatment plan for their patients.
“We’ve found Rock Sauce to be very effective when treating our patients. We often combine Rock Sauce with other modalities, such as Rocktape, Graston, laser and ultrasound. Rock Sauce provides immediate feedback to the patient that our treatments are effective at reducing pain,” said Dr. Kevin Reichlin, D.C., a sport physician at FAC in Boulder and team chiropractor for the Garmin Transitions cycling team.
Rock Sauce is designed for athletes competing at the highest levels. Accordingly, Rock Sauce’s active ingredients comply with the Unites States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) guidelines. “With the goal of making the 2012 Olympic Decathlon team, I spend a good part of any day in training. Competing in one sport is hard enough, but training for ten different events places a lot of stress on my body. After a big block of training, I use Rock Sauce and Rocktape to help relieve the aches and pains that sometime develop. Rock Sauce really helps take the edge off of the soreness,” said Ryan Beckwith, 2012 Olympic Decathlon hopeful. “I’ve used a lot of different pain relievers over the years and Rock Sauce is one of the best out there. When I combine it with Rocktape, my recovery time decreases a lot which helps me get ready for my next block of training.”
Rock Sauce is available immediately at over 600 medical clinics including HealthSource, Therapeutic Associates and Koala Centers, and also at leading sports retailers such as Sports Basement and Second Sole. Rock Sauce is also available at the company’s website www.rocktape.com and sells for $12.95 for 4 oz. and $24.95 for 8 oz.
ROCKTAPE is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Rocktape and Rock Sauce are used by leading competitive athletes to enhance sports performance and by medical professionals to treat common sports injuries. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Rocktape Athletes Capture Gold at US Championships and Prepare for Battle at 2012 Olympics Rock – Doc Network Picks Up Steam
Oct 13, 2010 Los Gatos CA – Rocktape athletes recently captured over twenty prestigious wins in Cycling, Triathlon, Inline Skating and Badminton. In 2010, Rocktape athletes have stepped up onto the podium over 75 times and collectively hold 17 National Titles.
Of special note is Mara Abbottʼs win in the Giro Donne, the women’s equivalent of the Tour de France and Olivia Dillonʼs win at the Irish National Championship. Both ride for Peanut Butter & Co/TWENTY12 which has had a breakout season and is now ranked as one of the best womenʼs cycling teams in the world. Rocktapeʼs affiliation with PB&CO started in 2008 and will continue into 2012.
In preparation for the 2012 Olympics, Rocktape is aggressively adding athletes to its roster. The most recent addition is 2012 Decathlon hopeful Ryan Beckwith. Ryan is a former CIF 4x100m relay champion and runs the 100m in 10.48 and vaults a 17ʼ5”.
Supporting Rocktape athletes is a special network of “Rock Docs”. The recently launched Rock Doc program is the first of its kind and helps link athletes to medical professionals dedicated to treating athletes.
“With over 600 Rock Docs in network, Rocktape has become a hub that connects athletes and medical pros. Our program has created a vibrant community of like-minded people who are striving to reach the pinnacle in their lives though athletic competition. Weʼre thrilled to be able to help these groups come together,” said Greg van den Dries,
chairman of Rocktape.
Recently, Rock Doc Dr. Charmaine Magale treated both domestic and international athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. Magale had this to say about her experience: “I love the athletesʼ dedication and commitment to their sport. They are willing to do anything it takes to rehabilitate their injuries. I often get a funny face from them when they hear that putting on a few pieces of tape will heal the injury faster. When it does, they come back begging for more!” Dr. Magale added, “Rocktape was a great complement to the other skills I was able to provide. When other passive modalities did not produce results, Rocktape usually did.”
Below is a partial list of Rocktape athletesʼ most recent victories.
Suzy McCulloch – 1st, 2010 Diamondman Half Ironman
Cogen Nelson – qualifies at US Triathlon Nationals to represent Team USA in Beijing
Derrick Ng – 2nd, 2010 Canadian Championship, U23
Wouter Hebbrecht – 1st, 2009 World Championship Inline Speed Skating
Professional Mens Cycling
Daniel Holloway – 1st, 2010 U.S. Professional Criterium Championship, Gateway cup winner
Jackson Stewart – 2nd, Tour de Beauce, Stage 6 Tejay Van Garderen – 2nd, Tour of Turkey
Ian Moir – 1st, 2010 US Elite National Track Championship, Madison
Professional Womens Cycling
Mara Abbott – 1st, 2010 US National Road Racing Championship; 1st, Giro Donne
Megan Guarnier – 1st, 2010 Tour de Nez
Kaitie Antonneau – 1st, 2010 US Collegiate National Track Championship, Omnium; 2nd, 2010 US Jr National Road Championships
Sinead Miller – 1st, U23 2010 US Road National Championship; 1st, U23 2010 US National Time Trial Championship
Olivia Dillon – 1st, Irish National Championship
Ruth Winder, Cari Higgins, Hanan Alves-Hyde – 1st, 2010 US National Elite Track Championship, Team Pursuit
Cari Higgins – 2010 US National Elite Track Championship: 1st 500m; 2nd Omnium; 3rd Points Race
Hanan Alves-Hyde – 2010 US National Elite Track Championship: 2nd, Points Race; 4th Omnium
Beth Newell – 4th, 2010 US National Elite Track Championship, Scratch Race
Coryn Rivera – US Jr. Road National Championship: 1st, TT; 1st, Road; 1st, Crit; US Jr. Track National Championship: 1st, Keirin; 1st, Points; 1st, Sprint; 1st, Team Sprint; 3rd, Junior World Track and Road Championships
Daniel Farinha – 2nd, 2010 US Jr. National Championship, Madison
Ruth Winder – US Jr. National Championship: 1st, Flying TT; 3rd, Team Sprint; 2nd, Scratch; 2nd, Points
John Tomlinson – US Jr. National Championship: 2nd, Flying TT; 2nd, Points Philip OʼDonnell – US Jr. National Road Championship: 1st, Road; 1st, Crit; 2nd, TT
ROCKTAPE is headquartered in Los Gatos, California and Perth, Australia. ROCKTAPE is used by medical professionals to treat sports injuries, and can also be purchased at leading running and cycling shops, Running Room, Fit 2 Run, Road Runner Sports and Sports Basement locations and online at www.rocktape.com. ROCKTAPE comes in eighteen different styles and colors and retails for $20 per roll. The company also offers bulk rolls, and team discounts are available. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Oct 2, 2010
Rocktape and DHP announced today that DHP has developed a new taping that promotes a ‘softer landing’ when using natural shoes. Based on Rocktape’s Postural Taping Techniques and refined at the Diaz Human Performance Lab in Camarillo CA, this new taping approach promises to help all runners with core instability or lower back issues when transitioning to Natural Running.
This article and others are part of Rocktape’s newest PowerTaping manual. This 2nd edition will be available in November.
A preview of the article can be downloaded here. DHP can be contacted at 805-484-1347. www.diazhumanperformance.com
Running Room LTD., Largest North American Specialty Running Store Chain, Becomes Rocktape Retailer
Rocktape, the leader in high performance athletic tape for active people everywhere, today announced a retail partnership agreement with Running Room LTD, the largest specialty running retailer in North America.
Running Room is known for its product selection, knowledgeable sales personnel and charitable support. “Running Room and its founder, John Stanton, are legendary icons in the running world and are big supporters of all things related to running,” said Greg van den Dries, CEO of Rocktape. “Rocktape and Running Room both have a strong commitment to quality, and that is one of the reasons we’re so excited about partnering with them. Customers will be able to get quality help from the Running Room staff when considering a Rocktape purchase.”
“Rocktape is a great product to help us ensure that all of our customers have the best possible running experience”, said the Running Room product test team.
Rocktape is designed to help with endurance and recovery by promoting better blood flow, lymph drainage and lactic acid removal, and reducing muscle vibration. “Running is a tough sport that can really take its toll on knees, shins and ankles,” said Damu Cherry, a U.S. Olympic hurdler who placed 4th in Beijing and 2nd in the 2010 US Track & Field Championships. “With their passion for running and their commitment to customer satisfaction, Rocktape is a perfect partner for Running Room.”
About Running Room
Running Room Canada is North America’s largest specialty running and walking retailer of running-specific apparel, footwear and accessories operating 93 stores in Canada and 8 in the USA. Running Room Canada provides running and walking training programs at their retail locations from expert trainers for aspiring walkers and runners. The company carries all major brands of running and walking products, including its own apparel line. Running Room Fit-Wear® and Walking Room Fit-Wear® are 100% designed and tested in Canada to perform under the extreme weather conditions faced by Canadians walking or running outdoors year-round.