Chiropractor Introduces Staten Islanders to New Way For Improving Athletes’ Performance, Averting Injuries
Dr. Frank J. Mandarino offers patients the benefits of highly acclaimed Rocktape
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Noted for incorporating state-of-the-art therapies into his chiropractic practice, Dr. Frank J. Mandarino has done it again!
The award-winning chiropractor, one of the New York region’s most renowned authorities on the use and application of therapeutic tapes, now offers patients the benefits of highly acclaimed Rocktape.
The product is a hi-tech athletic kinesiology tape that is designed to increase athletic performance as it helps to prevent injuries. When skillfully placed, the tape accomplishes its mission by providing extra stability to joints and muscles without reducing range of motion. The tape additionally is used to treat a wide variety of sports injuries and movement issues.
Rocktape is crafted to complement the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement.
When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes and regular folk improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow.
“Rocktape is specifically designed to enhance muscular proficiency, while reducing metabolic waste,” explained Dr. Mandarino, who is one of very few chiropractors in the Tri-State area to be certified by the manufacturer in the application of the tape. “Rocktape effectively increases blood flow by microscopically lifting the skin and allowing blood to travel in a less restricted manor.”
Dr. Mandarino specializes in the improvement of patient locomotion, particularly the treatment of basic movements where the muscles are stuck, prompting further dysfunction.
“As this abnormal condition forms, so does the pain cycle,” Dr. Mandarino said. “The taping applications encourage a return to healthy movement patterns in conjunction with increased muscle stability.”
Due to its properties, Rocktape may be used for treating a wide range of issues, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee injuries, groin and
hamstring pulls, rotator cuff problems, and lower-back pain, to name just a few.
Rocktape is even well-suited for correcting – or averting — chronic maladies associated with regular use of hand-held devices and computers.
“The tape encourages proper posture, helping people to avoid awkwardly bending their wrist or rounding their back, neck and shoulders,” Dr. Mandarino said. “Poor posture can and will lead to more advanced problems.”
They key to Rocktape’s capabilities are found in the design and composition of the product, which is a natural-hybrid of 97 percent cotton and 3 percent nylon.
“Rocktape is cleverly designed,” Dr. Mandarino said.
Engineered for its applications to address movement patterns and muscular stability, Rocktape is tightly woven and impressively elastic, capable of stretching up to 180 percent of its original length, while displaying an amazing snap-back, or recovery, trait.
“This allows the entire kinetic chain to function better under load and stress, which makes the tape especially helpful to athletes and others with speed deficits, poor movement patterns, weakness, or other functional and/or painful abnormalities,” said Dr. Mandarino, whose taping applications benefit athletes engaged in any type of sport.
“It is the first kinesiology tape to be available in a 4-inch width as opposed to the more common 2-to-3-inch tapes,” Dr. Mandarino said. “The adhesive surface, the part that faces the skin, is hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based, latex-free, durable and long-lasting.”
The tape’s inner surface, he added, “has a large gully of deep-cut treads that enhance comfort and improve durability of the tape by drawing a substantial amount of moisture and perspiration away from a person’s skin.”
Although many advantageous Rocktape features are found upon closer examination, one amenity is readily noticeable: The product is fashionable.
Rocktape is offered in a variety of designer-like colors and patterns, ranging from animal prints to fatigues to argyle and more.
Dr. Mandarino operates five offices, including locations in Westbury, L.I.; the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and 2052 Richmond Rd., in the Staten Island community of Grant City.
For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, Dr. Mandarino’s Grant City office may be reached at 718-667-2190.