Taping movement not muscle
Kinesiotaping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process without affecting circulation whilst allowing support and stability to muscles and joints, without restricting the body’s range of motion. The taping targets different receptors which is found by reducing pain. Therefore, correct application of the k-tape helps alleviate pain and encourages facilitation of lymphatic drainage by minimal lifting of the skin, which helps decreases the inflammatory process.
What is RockTape?
RockTape is a special kind of tape known as Kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, modern day use is widespread throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.
This tape is specially engineered to provide decompression to our skin as it introduces a bias into the weave of the fabric, causing it stretch 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 whilst relieving pain and swelling.
While the use of Kinesiology tape is often associated with superstar athletes, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
Dr. Samantha Ong
Dr. Samantha Ong is a certified Chiropractor who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic with Honors. As a young child, she suffered from back pain and was relieved greatly by chiropractic care, leading her to pursue this as a career option. She now specialises in lower back pain, disc and nerve related pain.
Having worked with many clients throughout their pregnancies, Dr. Sam is also passionate about women’s health. She places particular emphasis on the health of a mother’s posture and treating any back pains associated with pre-, during and post-pregnancy.
Being a proponent of integrative healthcare, Dr. Samantha aims to work with the other specialists at Healthworks to help clients not only get better, but also stay better.
Qualifications & Affiliations
- B.Sc (Hons) Chiropractic (IMU)
- Certified RockTape Practitioner
- Member of Association of Chiropractic Malaysia (ACM)