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RockTape 1: Kinesiology Taping

Unlike rigid tape which many people find too stiff and restrictive, RockTape is stretchy and is quickly becoming the preferred tape used by practitioners to treat injuries by reducing pain and accelerating recovery.  RockTape can also be used to enhance performance by improving form and technique, as well as reducing post-exercise soreness.


What does RockTape do?  When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle.  This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin.  It is believed that this has three main effects:

•             Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area

•             Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers

•             Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness


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.  This approach to taping integrates concepts from all other methods and provides a framework for the practitioner to determine the best approach for them and their clients using their own clinical reasoning.  By teaching a framework of kinesiology taping – concepts not recipes, it’s much easier for attendees to apply clinically to their customer group – i.e. lower limb, upper limb, paediatric, geriatric, neuro, musculoskeletal, equine, canine, etc.


The full day introduction (level1) courses remain our principal method of introducing the concept of kinesiology taping to the majority of practitioners.  This course provides the basics of kinesiology taping: regional taping for pain, taping for swelling and recovery, taping for posture and useful taping applications for pregnancy.  In addition this course includes an introduction to the concepts of “Fascial Chain Taping”: utilising the benefits of kinesiology taping to tape the muscles associated with a particular activity.  For example, linking the muscles of the appropriate kinetic chain, ie lower back, hamstring and calf muscles that make up the posterior chain.


Course Outline:

  1. Theory of kinesiology taping
  2. Regional taping – muscle and joint applications
  3. Oedema / inflammation taping
  4. Posture taping
  5. Pregnancy taping applications
  6. Theory of fascial chain taping
  7. Basic fascial chain taping applications
  8. Movement analysis

Presented by various presenters including:

Steve Stahl, Rocktape Director of Education who has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Steve also practices in his own clinic in Waurn Ponds (Geelong).


Course schedule

Location Dates
Hobart 12 May 2018
Sydney 19 May 2018
Townsville 9 June 2018
Perth 21 July 2018
Bendigo 28 July 2018
Launceston 28 July 2018
Adelaide 4 August 2018
Melbourne 11 August 2018
Sydney  11 August 2018
Brisbane 25 August 2018
Hobart 13 October 2018
Canberra 20 October 2018
Gold Coast  20 October 2018
Brisbane 17 November 2018
Sydney 17 November 2018
Adelaide 24 November 2018
Perth  24 November 2018





ESSA Member $290.00 per person per seminar
ESSA Student Member $190.00 per person per seminar

Contact details

For more information or to enrol, please contact the provider using the below details:

Tony Stahl
Ph: 0439 619 490

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