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Kinesiology Tape at Barton Creek Chiropractic

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Turn Down the Volume on Pain

RockTape is a unique kind of tape used at Barton Creek Chiropractic known as kinesiology tape.More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever walk your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain. When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, 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.

Decompresses an Area of Swelling and Inflammation

When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows for greater blood flow to and from and area, all while allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly. It does so by allowing congested or compressed blood vessels (capillaries, lymph vessels, arteries, veins) to flow more freely. It also creates more room in between layers of fascia, muscle, fat, skin, and other structures.

It Delays Fatigue

Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.

It Normalizes Muscle Tone

When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

It Spreads Physical Stress

Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all, RockTape is meant to allow full movement of the taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

An Effective Combination

The combination of massage, chiropractic adjustments, specific postural stretching and exercising, and Rock Tape Kinesio-taping is designed to support the area, provide stability, help the chiropractic adjustment and massage last longer, all without limiting mobility!!! Dr. Harrington and Dr. Landers use their strong background in anatomy, movement and kinesiology to all Kinesio-tape sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does RockTape do?

RockTape is a kinesiology tape, fantastic for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantars and runner’s knee. We use it for all sorts of diagnoses like lower back pain, neck pain, and forward head posture. RockTape also can increase endurance by promoting blood flow during an athletic event. RockSauce is the newest product and is a topical pain reliever. RockSauce is one of the most powerful pain relieving lotions you can buy over-the-counter. When RockSauce and Rocktape are combined, the athlete is completely revitalized.

How does it work?

When applied properly, RockTape lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes blood flow. Faster blood flow means more oxygen and more lymph drainage, which helps remove exercise byproducts. It is also designed to support the area, provide stability, help the chiropractic adjustment and massage last longer, all without limiting mobility!!!

How long will it last?

RockTape can be worn up to 5 days. It is 100% cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower. Dr. Harrington and Dr. Landers use their strong background in anatomy, movement and kinesiology to all Kinesio-tape sessions.

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Barton Creek Chiropractic | Kinesotaping in Central Austin, TX | (512) 892-4445