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Here's the recipe:
1. Rub in RockSauce where you're going to tape.
2. Wipe skin with a cloth or paper towel.
3. Apply kinesiology tape.
4. Apply dime-sized dollops of RockSauce every 3" along the tape.
5. Rub into the tape and surrounding skin.
6. Experience that icy-hot Rock Sauce relief … ahhhh!
Also known as 'tennis leg,' a ruptured plantaris tendon is a very painful injury. My husband busted his at the gym, and could barely walk. I taped him using RockTape 4" wide tape, aka 'Mini Big Daddy.' The minute the tape was applied, he experienced dramatic pain relief and was able to walk with much less of a limp. @RockTape to the rescue!
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Professional triathlete, Jordan Rapp, was on top of the world in 2009, after winning Ironman championships in both Canada and the US. That world collapsed when he collided head-on with a car while biking at 30 miles per hour. His injuries were both potentially life threatening and career ending, but not only did Jordan survive, but he’s also back on the podium again. He gives much of the credit for his return to championship form to SpiderTech Tape.
Spider Tech is the world leader in precut kinesiology tape applications for a wide variety of body parts. With step-by-step instructions included with every application, anyone can learn to tape themselves for relief of pain and inflammation or to support fatigued or injured muscles. Because the tape is thin and stretchy, it is an ideal sports tape for injured athletes, allowing them to continue competing with full range of motion as they recover from strains and sprains.
Jordan credits SpiderTech with allowing him to return to both training and competition, “not at 90%, but at 100%.”
See the full line of SpiderTech Precut kinesiology taping applications.
May 31st, 2010
Rocktape, the leader in high performance athletic tape for active people everywhere, today announced that Rocktape has been used extensively by Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 riders in their 2010 campaign.
The team has been consistently on the podium over the last 3 months. Starting with the Tour of New Zealand, Shelley Evans took 4 stage wins and clinched the overall victory.
Soon after, the team assembled at Sea Otter where Katherine Carroll took home a strong 2nd place finish in the Circuit race and rising star Coryn Rivera took 5th. Olivia Dillon, Irish National Champion, grabbed 1st place in the Santa Cruz criterium later that week.
Seven team members then raced in the SRAM Tour of Gila where Shelley Evans took 1st in the Crit and Mara Abbott took the overall win in the GC in this prestigious and highly contested race.
Continuing their blitzkrieg, the gals split up to conquer the world: Evans went to Mexico where she brought home a Gold and Silver in the Pan Am Games, while Rivera won the Tour of California crit in Sacramento on junior gears.
“We are so proud to support this team,” said Greg van den Dries, Rocktape’s CEO. “Nicola Cranmer, Kristin Armstrong and entire team are on top of the world right now. In my opinion they are simply executing incredibly well and we couldn’t be happier for them.”
Rocktape works closely with the the team to help improve its products. “Olivia Dillon was suffering from shin splints at Sea Otter,” said Dr. Steve Capobianco, Rocktape’s Medical Director. “We developed a very effective method of treatment that was tailored specifically to her needs. These riders are like a rolling performance lab that allows us to test and re-test various aspects of our products. We love working with them and the team’s medical staff to continually develop new products and techniques that can help all athletes.”
More than twenty sponsors help power the team. “Our sponsors are critical to what we do,” said Nicola Cranmer, General Manager and founder of the team. “Our friends at Rocktape help keep our riders fresh and healthy, and when your team competes in over 50 races per year across the globe, it’s critical to us to have the best products and companies supporting us. Rocktape is one of the products that we don’t leave home without it.”
RockTape, the leader in high performance athletic tape and accessories for active people everywhere, today announced a multi-year partnership with 2008 Olympic hurdler and 2012 Olympic hopeful Damu Cherry.
“All of us at RockTape are very excited to add Damu Cherry to our list of Rockstars, and are especially pleased to support Damu as she makes her run for the 2012 Olympics,” said Greg van den Dries, president of RockTape. “We have a special passion to support American women aspiring to make their Olympic teams. In addition to Damu, we are also a proud sponsor of Shelley Evans as she strives to make the US Olympic cycling team.”
Cherry competes in the 100 meter hurdles and is currently ranked #2 in the United States and #7 in the world by Track and Field News.
“Running is a tough sport, and I sometimes suffer from achilles tendonitis. I’ve tried other types of kinesiology tape, but find that RockTape wears longer and actually seems to help more with my pain,” said Cherry. “I have lots of competitions this year, and with Olympic tryouts in my future, I want to do everything I can to stay strong and healthy. RockTape is helping me with that goal.”
In 2009, Cherry racked up a series of impressive results: 3rd in semifinal at World Outdoors (12.76); 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (12.58); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.74); 2nd at Doha (12.72); 1st at Berlin (12.71); 1st at Oslo (12.68); 2nd at Rethymno (12.53). On the road to qualifying for the 2008 Olympic team, she took second at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, and posted two of the four fastest 100m hurdles times in the world with her 12.47 second win in Fort-de-France on May 8 of that year, and her 12.48 second time to win her semifinal at the Olympic Trials on July 7. Cherry’s 12.65 time at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing netted her a fourth place finish.
Damu Cherry currently resides and trains in Winter Garden, Florida, and is coached by Dennis Mitchell.
Lumos Inc., creator of KT Tape, announces the official arrival of its kinesiology therapeutic tape into the tennis world as KT Tape exhibits at the BNP Paribas Open Expo at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this month. As the first and only consumer brand of kinesiology therapeutic tape, KT Tape is bringing drug-free pain relief to the tennis court.
With a great deal of recent use by top tennis players at several major tournaments this year, KT Tape is gaining momentum as a staple for tennis enthusiasts. Recently featured on the Tennis Channel, KT Tape’s plethora of applications and long lasting results make it a go-to item for tennis related injuries, including shin splints, rotator cuff pain, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow and quad or hamstring strain. It is the only solution that will provide pain relief and support before, during, and after a match—without restricting motion.
“We are so excited to be forging new partnerships with the tennis community,” says KT Tape Vice President Jim Jenson. “Riding the wave of momentum from increased visibility at major tennis events, we’re proud to make it official by exhibiting at the BNP Paribas Open so that we can bring drug-free pain relief to tennis professionals and amateurs alike.”
The BNP Paribas Open is an ATP World Tour Masters Tournament and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier event. Held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, near Palm Springs, CA, the Open is the largest tennis event next to the four Majors than make up the Grand Slam.
“KT Tape is absolutely amazing. I am an Ironman triathlete. At 200 lbs, I have had my share of knee injuries. I started using KT Tape a few weeks ago and I am absolutely amazed at the results. Keep up the good work!!! You guys rock!”
Stick to It
By Caitlin Lukacs
American Chiropractic Association News
Think back to the Summer 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Remember Kerri Walsh, who won a gold medal in women’s beach volleyball? Remember the tape on her shoulder? That was kinesiology tape, and before the 2008 Olympics, the tape could have been considered a secret weapon of the sports medicine field. Now it’s much more well-known.
Kinesiology tape isn’t just for athletes, though, says Greg Doerr, DC, CCSP, who practices in Cliffside Park, N.J. “The tape was made famous by high-profile Olympic athletes like Kerri Walsh, but it’s just as effective on the general population,” he adds.
Darren Hancock, DC, CCSP, who practices in Chicago, also credits athletes for the spike in the popularity of kinesiology tape. “This particular kind of tape is utilized a lot in athletics, but about 85 percent of its use is non-athletic,” he explains. Read the rest of this Article »
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