Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog

Specialized Rock Tape Chiropractic Clinic

May 4, 2013

What is Rocktape?

RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.

While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.

What is Rocktape used for?

• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golf elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction and shoulder pain

Improving Sports Performance

While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have Quick read more or view full article methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.

How does Rocktape work?

When we manufacture RockTape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.

What is Rocktape made of?

Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.

Lyn Lake Chiropractic is a Certified FMT Rock Tape Doc Clinic.  Meaning we have taken extra courses to become certified to offer our patients one more thing we can offer to help you heal from any injury or problems you are dealing with.



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Shoulder pain

February 18, 2013
People aged 40 years and older, and women in particular, are more likely to experience shoulder pain "frozen shoulder," which can be caused by injury to the rotator cuff that leads to immobility. Adhesive capsulitis (the medical term) involves inflammation of the watertight sac, known as capsule, which bathes the shoulder in nutritious fluid. When irritation caused by throwing leads to chronic inflammation, scar tissue may develop within and around the joint. Adhesive capsulitis can progress to the point where the shoulder is rendered immobile, hence the name "frozen shoulder", causing shoulder pain. The key to effectively treating this condition is early intervention. Proper shoulder function and motion can be restored by addressing both joint mechanics and supporting muscles.

Chiropractors have helped many people experiencing the immobility and pain from a "frozen shoulder." visit Lyn Lake Chiropractic  2937 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Mn 55408 and discuss your treatment options. Call 612-879-8000 Quick read more or view full article for an appointment. Most insurance accepted. We offer custom rehabilitative exercise combined with gentle chiropractic adjustments. The answers you need. The care you deserve.

P.S. "Active release" muscle therapy's aim is to reduce the scar-tissue "stickiness" associated with "frozen shoulder" by "breaking up" scar tissue with precisely applied tension in combination with specific patient movements.  Read Less

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