Rocktape’s taping protocol is quickly becoming the standard for kinesiology taping in the medical industry. Why the interest?
Unlike other methods, Rocktape’s taping protocol is based on an ‘open-source’ philosophy; we don’t believe there’s only one right way to tape. We welcome applications and techniques that others have developed. This community based approach to taping integrates concepts from all other methods and provides a framework for the practitioner to determine the best approach.
We have now developed several different options to provide education about kinesiology taping.
The full day courses remain our principal method of introducing the concept of kinesiology taping to the majority of practitioners, as well as teaching them the concepts of “Power Taping”, utilising the benefits of kinesiology taping to tape the muscles associated with a particular activity, linking the muscles of the appropriate kinetic chain, ie lower back, hamstring and calf muscles that make up the posterior chain.
A half day courses for both general applications and a course that is lower limb specific, often attended by podiatrists but open to all practitioners. These half day options are attractive to busy practitioners, and those that are just keen to learn the basic principles of kinesiology taping. These courses focus on the more commonly used Rocktape applications within the three categories of regional taping, oedema taping and postural control.
Not sure which one is the best option for you?
The full day course covers:
Theory of kinesiology taping
Regional taping – muscle and joint applications – 10 different applications
Postural taping applications – 3 different applications
The number of applications listed above, which are demonstrated and then practised by attendees, is a guide and the actual number of applications covered may vary depending on the groups preference for what is covered.
Some clinics are now choosing to host their own half day or full day Rocktape courses to enable their small group of practitioners to enjoy a small group learning environment and the ability to focus the session to the types of taping that are best suited to their clientele. One such course was recently held in Melbourne’s Patterson Lakes:
“I would like to pass on our appreciation for setting up the workshop within our clinic last weekend as we all gained and immense amount of knowledge out of the course as it was particularly structured to our needs. I have applied a number of the techniques today and can’t wait for patient feedback in regards to this. I also have many more clients in mind to play with the techniques further.”
Louise Harvey – Patterson Allied Health, Patterson Lakes