Functional Taping Featuring RockTape - At All-Pro Health we use RockTape as an adjunct to our treatments. RockTape, which is a type of kinesiology tape, has a unidirectional elastic weave which creates a lift and pull type of effect on the skin to decrease pain and improve movement and performance. When applied, the the tape lifts the skin away from the muscle, increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This in turn promotes healing, decreases swelling, and enhances recovery. RockTape can also be used for decreasing pain and promoting better posture or form during activity.
Trigger Point Dry Needling A trigger point is a “knot" in the muscle tissue that may be tender to the touch. A trigger point may also cause “referred pain," or pain which is distant from the trigger point. For example, a muscle in the hip can cause pain all the way down the leg, and may be mistaken for “sciatic" pain. Trigger points have what is called ‘spontaneous electrical activity’ (SEA) which causes an increase in chemical activity and a build-up of lactic acid.