RockTape and the RockDoc

Nothing in the universe is static. Everything moves. Everything is dynamic. The human body is no exception. Movement is key to all healing regardless if your patient is pregnant or suffering from a car crash.

Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) is a new way of thinking about our bodies. Based on the obvious yet largely overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain, FMT’s revolutionary technique utilizes “longitudinal anatomy”, also known as the “movement patterns” concept. Quite simply, FMT focuses on the body’s integration of movement via multi-muscle contractions as a means of connecting the brain to the body’s uninterrupted fascial web in order to enhance rehab and athletic performance via cutaneous (skin) stimulation.

It’s time for change. A revolutionary change. FMT lays out the argument of why we’ve been doing it wrong for 100 years. It presents new ways of thinking about acute and chronic care. It integrates the best treatments with kinesiology taping to deliver the best possible patient outcomes.

How does RockTape work?

RockTape has a bias in 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. It also creates improved lymphatic drainage which further promotes healing and recovery.

What is a RockDoc?

Dr. Matthew Longwill is a Certified RockDoc in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), taping movements, not muscles.

RockTape is a kinesiology tape and is fantastic for treating common sports injuries like achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee (PFS), ACL/MCL issues, rotator cuff problems, groin and hamstring pulls, lower back issues, shin splints, tennis and golf elbow, and runner’s knee. It can help with pain associated with pregnancy and assist in postural correction. RockTape can also increase endurance by promoting blood flow during an athletic event.