Tape yourself out of trouble
Tuesday 19th January 2016
If you are injured and need to keep training is it possible that a piece of brightly coloured tape might help?
Marathon season is approaching and we are being asked more and more for any tricks of the trade to help keep our clients running. One of the tools we use to ease symptoms is Rocktape. Often clients need exercise programmes and rehabilitation to fully treat the cause of their problem but there may not be enough time to get this done before race day. Rocktape is a type of kinesiology tape that is applied directly to the skin to reduce pain and inflammation, and even to enhance performance. Once applied the tape will stay in place for up to five and days and can withstand showering, sweating and all sorts of contact sports!
Here are just some of the benefits in a nutshell...
1) Rocktape turns down the volume on pain
3) Supports strains and promotes better movement patterns
The elasticity of Rocktape allows for full movement of the taped area whilst supporting any areas where tissues has been damaged, strained or overly stretched. By applying more stretch to the tape in the area, we can promote more stability to the vulnerable areas. Forces are distributed more equally to other areas of fascia, ligaments or bones to prevent any further damage and reduce stress on the vulnerable tissue. This can also help to prevent over-compensation injuries. Supporting the area and reducing pain with Rocktape allows the body to move as if it weren't hurt, without pulling other muscles into over-compensation mode. This both allows the problem area to heal properly, and can prevent secondary injuries from popping up.
4) Reduce fatigue, increase endurance and prevent injury - go stronger for longer!
Rocktape is incredibly versatile and offers amazing benefits whether you have a pre-existing injury or are injury free and simply want to prevent injury, maintain your running technique and boost performance.
At Body Rehab we are here to keep you active and out of trouble! If you have a pre-existing injury, why not come in and see us for a 'Quickie' session created with marathon runners in mind. During this 15 minute appointment we can advise you on how Rocktape may help your injury, tape you up and show you how to tape yourself as and when you need. Rocktape is now available to buy at Body Rehab in a wide range of colours at so you can take our tips and expertise home with you!