In recognition of Bespoke Treatments' working relationship with RockTape, we paid a visit to our friends over at the New Jersey Running Company in Hoboken. We joined their group runners at the store on Thursday night last week to introduce the community to the benefits of RockTape.
Dan demonstrated taping techniques, explained exactly what RockTape is and highlighted the running related problems/injuries that RockTape will help - including Achilles Tendonitits, Runners Knee, Plantar Fasciitis, shin splints and hamstring pulls. RockTape is a form of Kinesiology tape (and they like to call themselves a movement company) that microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, which decompresses the area and promotes blood flow and reduces inflammation. It also helps to change how your body interprets pain by affecting the nerve endings and different types of receptors in the skin of the injured area. One of the greatest features of RockTape is that it spreads physical stress. Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all (think splint), RockTape is designed to allow unrestricted movement. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby fascia, ligaments and structural tissue.
And just before the 'recovery' beers were flowing RockTape armed Dan with Caps and a Hoodies to give away to the participants.