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  • RockTape Named APTA Strategic Business Partner

    RockTape Inc, a leading provider of sports medicine products, has been named a Strategic Business Partner of APTA. Its flagship product, RockTape kinesiology tape, is used by more than 8,000 medical professionals worldwide to treat and prevent common sports injuries.

    "We are pleased to welcome RockTape to APTA's Strategic Business Partners family," said APTA President Paul A. Rockar Jr, PT, DPT, MS, in an association news release. "It is important to APTA to enhance our business relationships and develop meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies. We are pleased that our services and marketing opportunities provide mutual benefits to our partners and APTA."

    "We knew that to best leverage all of our great relationships in the physical therapy profession, we needed to partner with and support the profession through the APTA Strategic Business Partners Program," said Alyson Evans, director of US sales.

    In 2015 RockTape will exhibit at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting, the NEXT Conference, and National Student Conclave.

    The APTA Strategic Business Partners program seeks to enhance business relationships and develop meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies by offering services and marketing opportunities that provide mutual benefits to partners and APTA. For further information on the program, visit the Strategic Business Partners webpage.

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    • Is there evidence that kinesiology tape does what it's manufacturers claim? If not, is it appropriate to "partner" with companies making claims not supported by evidence?

      Posted by John Hilson on 11/25/2014 7:47 AM

    • I'm currently a DPT student and our professors consistently speak of the importance of evidence-based practice, therefore, I have the same question as John Hilson: Is there evidence that kinesiology tape does what it's manufacturers claim? If not, is it appropriate to "partner" with companies making claims not supported by evidence? Originally Posted by John Hilson on 11/25/2014 7:47 AM

      Posted by Myles Melyon on 11/27/2014 1:35 AM

    • medicine net has an article that cites several scholarly articles, includin gone published in our own JOSPT http://www.medicinenet.com/kinesio_tape/page3.htm Pubmed gives 12 citation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kinesiotape the info is out there, you just need to read. Of course one might need to differentiate between the original Kinesiotex tape of Kenzo Kase and the newer tapes (Rocktape, KTtape) that mimic Kase's original product (the one that has been tested). Anecdotally, in my practice I am impressed with reductions in perceived pain for 100% of the clients with whom I have used the product. Skin shows a clear pattern when the tape is used in an area with bruising/hematoma, clearly something is happening with circulation.

      Posted by Patricia O'Regan -> =OP^C on 12/5/2014 4:50 PM

    • I am currently a PTA student and can speak with first hand knowledge that their product does for the most part what it claims. I am an avid runner/mud runner and my knees will swell afterward. I can get taped with their tape afterwards and the swelling disperses fairly quickly. It indefinitely a company that is worth partnering with.

      Posted by Chris Osborne on 12/5/2014 4:56 PM

    • http://www.medicinenet.com/kinesio_tape/page3.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kinesiotape due diligence articles in peer reviewed journals including JOSPT most research is done on Kenzo Kase's original kinesiotex tape, not imitators like rocktape or KT tape, but the info is out there if you look...

      Posted by Patricia O'Regan -> =OP^C on 12/5/2014 8:18 PM

    • Look at the evidence pictures for its use with lymph edema and bruising. It also got my sister through a 50k. great news for clients, I'd say. I went to a 1-day course and would recommend it.

      Posted by Nancy Lindgren on 12/6/2014 9:59 AM

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