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Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn't stretch, ROCKTAPE is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind ROCKTAPE. ROCKTAPE stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing 'snap-back' or recovery. This is what gives ROCKTAPE its performance advantage over other tapes.

ROCKTAPE can be used in a variety of ways to achieve different benefits:

When RockTape is applied with little or no stretch on the tape but lots of stretch on the tissue it causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that decompresses the tissue just under the skin. It is believed that this decompression and having tape on our skin creates 3 main effects:

• Fluid Effect: By causing decompression the tape promotes a more normal fluid dynamic in the taped area. Swelling is better able to flow out of the area, taking with it toxins which result from inflammation and injury. Also blood has less resistance to enter the area bringing with it more oxygen and nutrients vital for healing and recovery. This fluid effect is probably behind the dramatic improvement in swollen and bruised tissue that is often seen when Rocktape is applied.
• Mechanical Effect: As pressure on the vertical layer cake of tissue between skin and bone is reduced more normal slide and glide mechanics between the layers of tissue is restored. It is likely that this is the mechanism that can make someone who can only bend as far as their knees touch their toes in an instant!

• Neurological Effect: A lot of pain generated by movement or muscle contraction is generated by nerve endings in the space between the skin and muscle. As tape decompresses this space there is less pressure on these nerve endings so is reduced or stopped completely at its source. Having elastic tape stuck to your skin is also believed to stimulate receptors within the skin called Mechanoreceptors. These receptors play a part in our movement awareness, or what therapists call Proprioception. Many therapists believe that one of the main effects of applying ROCKTAPE is to improve our Proprioception, which can both decrease pain and improve the way we move.

When ROCKTAPE is applied with more stretch it can be used to support areas where tissue has been strained, torn, weakened or lengthened. By adding more elastic recoil to the taped area, functional stability and tissue ‘snapback’ are enhanced.
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Is it difficult to apply?
Not at all. If you can apply tape, you can apply ROCKTAPE. There are instructions in every box and more than a dozen HD instructional videos can be viewed on YouTube just subscribe to one of the RockTape channels. Depending on which bit of your body needs tape you may need someone else to help you.

How long will it last?
ROCKTAPE can be worn up to 7 days. It is 100% organic cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower.

How much does it cost?
Each roll retails for €14.50. A roll will last for about 10-20 applications, or about one to two months, depending on frequency and length of applications.
Reason #1
Unlike other kinesiology tapes made for rehabilitation, ROCKTAPE was created in the heat of competition. We knew first hand that medical tape would fail under race conditions so we developed a lab in the Santa Cruz mountains where we could test our product until it meet our standards. ROCKTAPE may cost a little more, but when it’s all on the line, it’s nice to know you’ve got the best product in the business. ROCKTAPE is kinesiology tape evolved and enhanced, we did this to meet the demanded of athletes but the net effect is simply the best kinesiology tape around. So whether ROCKTAPE is being used on international athletes, kids or arthritic octogenarians they all notice and benefit from the improvements we have made.

Reason #2
Stretching is good. Our research shows that by making our tape with 180% elasticity, we allow the athlete fuller and better range of motion. Our competitors only offer 130-150% stretch. Can you feel the difference? To us, it’s like night and day. When we wear our competitors tape we feel like we’ve been bound – we don’t believe that’s what anyone wants to feel when you’re walking much less running.

Reason #3
There are always options in life and compromises can be made. When we designed our tape, we wanted superior snap-back which is the ability of the tape to stretch without too much resistance, yet provide assistance to muscles when they return to neutral. To get the right stretch and recovery dynamics and the proper moisture defence we were faced with using a special nylon called 6/12 which is more expensive. Could we have used a cheaper nylon? Sure, but life is short and making the best possible product for you is what we’re all about. We chose not to compromise our standards because neither do you.

Reason #4
One size does not fit all. Imagine if we all tried to wear the same shirt. Some of our competitors seem to think we’re all the same size so they only make one width of tape and conveniently pre-cut their tape to inconvenient lengths expecting us to adjust to their marketing. We think there’s a big difference between a 7ft tall rugby player and a 55kg ballet dancer. A difference in size perhaps, but identical in attitude and spirit. We think it’s our job to fit you in size and spirit rather than the other way.
Luke Musu Director
Hiberians Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist with the Malta Football Association
Head Physiotherapist at Bodysolutions Clinic

Lorella DeBono Director
Physiotherapist with the Malta Football Association
Head Physiotherapist at Bodysolutions Clinic

RockDoc's from 2014
- Roderick Schembri
- Ashley Ciantar
- Ashleen Micallef
- Clayton Gatt
- Cinzia Grech
- Elaine McDougall
- Kurt Grech
- Hayley Mizzi

RockDoc's from 2015
- Aaron Ancilleri
- Annalise Attard
- Andrew Cassar
- Alexia Fiorini
- Audrey Kay Schembri
- Bjorn Demicoli
- Christian Cassar
- Christine Platts
- Eliza Grech
- Edrich Zahra
- Jessica Gatt
- Jade Schembri
- - Karin Nygaard
- Malcom Camilleri
- Martina Baldacchino
- Matthew Camilleri
- Dr. Matthew Psaila
- Oliver Camilleri
- Raphel Ellul Falzon
- Rebecca Gatt
- Sarah Ann Grech