The Effects of Rocktape in Performance Enhancement

Case Study Full Name: The Clinical Efficacy of Rocktape in a Performance Enhancing Application By: Greg van den - Dries Steven Capobianco - DC Justin Brink, DC   Study design: Randomized, clinical trial using a repeated measures design.   Methods and Measures: 5 elite cyclists were randomly assigned to ride a 24-mile course with and without tape while their performance was measured.   Objective: To determine if Rocktape can improve athletic endurance performance.   Results: Athletes who wore Rocktape performed 2-6% better than when they did not wear Rocktape.   Background: Tape, braces and supports are used extensively in athletics to correct form and provide support. Kinesiology tape has gained popularity in recent years. While Rocktape has become the leader in athletic enhancement kinesiology taping methods, no evidence exists that supports performance claims.   Conclusion: Rocktape may be of some assistance to athletes in endurance competitions.   Background: Tape, braces and supports are used extensively in athletics to correct form and provide support. Kinesiology tape has gained popularity in recent years. While Rocktape has become the leader in athletic enhancement kinesiology taping methods, no evidence exists that supports performance claims.   Level of Evidence: Low

The Effects of Rocktape in Performance Enhancement

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