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Posted on 11-13-2013

     I recently got a new certification that I’m proud to have and to be able to use to help my patients and any resident of the local communities that I serve!


     A couple weeks ago, I attended a seminar and part of the seminar was a 6-hour certification course on learning how to do kinesiology taping through Rocktape. Technically, I’m an FMT Level 1 Certified Practioner. I’m currently the only Chiropractor in all of the Eastern Suburbs of Allegheny County, including Monroeville and Penn Hills, to have this level of certification to expertly provide and apply kinesiology taping!


     You can read more about Rocktape on their website here. You can specifically see that, in essence, when applied properly, Rocktape lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes blood flow. Faster blood flow means more oxygen and more lymph drainage, which helps remove Lactic Acid in inflammation. Here are 2 pictures, a general “no tape” picture here and an “after tape” picture here that helps to illustrate that.


     It’s great for all levels of athletes at all ages. Rocktape provides greater support and faster healing both during and after athletic events. It can also be used generally to treat various everyday sprains and strains. Lastly, here’s a link to a lot of their research on how much improved athletic endeavors etc. are when using Rocktape.


     So if you’re an athlete, no matter the skill level, no matter the sport, and no matter the age, please contact me directly if you have questions and to see if Rocktape would benefit you!

-    Dr. Brent Shealer – Monroeville, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh Chiropractor

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