Rock Tape is usually advertised as a tape for recovering athletes, but it can be used by anyone dealing with some sort of acute or chronic injury!
In this post, I’m going to describe alternative ways/circumstances for using Rock Tape! I’ve done a Rock Tape review in the past, so if you want to learn more about the tape itself, click here to visit that post. While it may seem obvious to use Rock Tape if you just got injured doing some sort of activity, it may be less obvious to use for chronic issues that may develop. I’ve certainly had my fair share of ‘long term’ issues like pes anserine bursistis and patellofemoral syndrome and Rock Tape has been there for me all the way. Check out the Rock Tape website to find videos for how to use the tape or contact one of their Rock Docs for additional consultation.
- Races: Cut a few strips to carry in your pocket or fuel belt to use in a race if you feel a shin splint, knee, IT, hip flexor issue etc… so you can apply it during the race and help you finish! I certainly will be cutting a few emergency strips to carry in my iFitness fuel belt for my upcoming races! Since they are thin and lightweight, it can’t hurt to have Rock Tape on hand!
- Athletic events: similar to the above statement, if you participate in athletic events like Crossfit games etc… it would also be a good idea to have a roll or a few strips on hand if you feel like you have strained something and it needs some immediate attention 🙂 Each roll comes with a paper showing various ways to use Rock Tape, but you can check out the Rock Tape website all about taping for Crossfit!
- Work/School: Have a roll of Rock Tape in your desk or at your workplace to help with any issues that might develop from sitting or working on a computer for too long, like lower back or wrist (carpal Tunnel) issues. Of course its always a good idea to get up, walk around, and stretch to help minimize these as well 🙂
How do you use Rock Tape in your life?
Disclaimer: as with any product, it is recommended to consult your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns. Rock Tape donated 1 roll to the MLML Open House opportunity drawing, but all opinions are my own.