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Dr. Greve has completed the award-winning Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) Clinics from RockTape. The RockTape slogan “Taping movement, not muscles” sums up both the certification and RockTape nicely.
FMT has several new concepts including:
• Fascial Movement – the idea that our fascia is as important as muscles.
• Movement – assessing and understanding movement is key to successful outcomes.
• Chains – we believe there are sport-specific kinetic chains that can be activated to enhance performance.
• Open Source – There is no single right way to do anything. We embrace all ideas and concepts.
Top Reasons to Use RockTape:
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.
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.
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.
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.
* RockTape information retrieved from RockTape website