Power Taping for Crossfit Fitness - Taping movements, not muscles Power Taping for Crossfit Workouts For over 500 years, anatomy has been classically taught on the “isolated muscle” theory, focusing on individual muscle structure and function. Therapists of all disciplines typically learn origin, insertion, innervation and action of muscles in an isolated environment, with very little regard for their functional effect on movement as a whole. As a result, many sports and rehabilitation taping protocols are based on outdated concepts that muscles work in isolation, rather than applying what we now understand about movement, functional neurology, and the somatosensory system. PowerTaping, in contrast, is based on the obvious yet largely overlooked concept of muscles acting as a chain. PowerTaping utilizes “longitudinal anatomy” and “movement pattern” concepts as a guide in the assessment, taping, and training method. PowerTaping was originally developed by Dr. Steven Capobianco, M.A, D.C, DACRB, CCSP. A long term student of fascial and movement anatomy, he has harvested what he learned through the emerging research on the “all one fascia” concept popularized by the innovative mind of Thomas W. Myers, LMT, NCTMB, ARP in his book Anatomy Trains. With the growing body of evidence supporting the role of the fascial system, we would, as movement specialists, be amiss if we didn’t start applying this knowledge to revise what we currently do in our therapeutic and performance practices. Even though the main focus of is movement taping, we will be communicating how PowerTaping can be used in many stages of corrective and performance care: 1. Rehab Specific Taping: demystifying kinesiology taping for acute pain control. 2. Edema Control Taping: a simple yet effective method to reduce swelling and chronic
3. Postural Control Taping: a structural approach which corrects postural bio-mechanical
dysfunction 4. PowerTaping Method for Sports Performance: a revolutionary new concept that can be used to proactively improve performance for competitive athletes Rocktape’s Open Source Concept What is open source? Wikipedia defines the concept this way: “open source is a philosophy or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation details.” So what does this have to do with tape and movement? At Rocktape we believe that knowledge and information are to be shared. We also believe that others have as much to
share as we do. We believe, that together we can create something that is important, useful and most importantly, pragmatic. Why? Because this is how you win in todayâ€™s information-based world. At Rocktape, we embrace the philosophy of â€œdoing well by doing goodâ€?. Our goal is to provide movement therapists not just a new technique, but a new model, for the exploration and discussion of the fascial movement-based taping, and to create a community that can explore and contribute to this concept and advance the protocol with more knowledge and testing. For a new methodology to grow and become mainstream, we need to collectively band together and formulate new, better, and more efficient means of taping that are clinically viable. Visit www. RockTapeCanada.com for more information about power taping for crossfit fitness, and download your copy of the power taping manuals.