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Rocktape RockBlades Mohawk Review | A Revolution in IASTM

RockBlades Mohawk is the ultimate soft tissue tool kit, and this article and review will show you why.

Each Mohawk kit includes the Mohawk stainless steel tool, a silicone sleeve, ABS/Polycarbonate comb, RockRub, and a Quick Start Guide to help you take action fast.

Mohawk has changed the IASTM, or instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation, world by unlocking revolutionary new treatments with their unique, industry-first attachments of the Sleeve and Comb.

Whether you're treating soft tissue on the playing field, or in the office, Mohawk has a sweet carry case to keep everything together and keep you on the go.

If you are a movement specialist, physical therapist, or chiropractor and you perform soft tissue work in your practice or your clinic, Mohawk is a soft tissue tool you need to have close to your treatment table.

First, it comes with an excellent carrying case. So this can help you tremendously if you are on and off the field. If you're in and out of different gyms, different boxes, different practices, this carrying case helps you keep everything in one spot, and it makes travel super convenient. The worst tool is a lost tool. So this carrying case will help you keep everything in order as we open things up for Mohawk.

RockBlades Mohawk includes

  • a handy carrying case

  • RockBlades Mohawk Surgical Stainless steel IASTM tool

  • a silicon sleeve

  • a ABS comb

  • RockRub

  • a spot for your Mullet and Mallet (RockBlades)

Mohawk's carrying case has a spot for RockRub, the two attachments (a silicon sleeve and ABS comb), and even has space for your RockBlades.

Mohawk is a beautifully designed tool. It's made from surgical stainless steel, and there's a variety of dimples and grip points. So whether you are working large muscle groups or more sensitive and intricate spaces, you're going to be able to find a surface on Mohawk to match the tissue.

The weight is perfectly balanced, which helps fight fatigue during those long treatment sessions. If you've ever performed soft tissue work without tools, then you know the toll it can take on our wrists and hands. Mohawk's design and balanced weight are a lifesaver if you treat soft tissue daily in your practice.

Surgical stainless steel is fantastic, but there are times where you might want to have a different contact surface, and that is where the two attachments come in so handy. One of them is a silicon sleeve. This slips right over the top of Mohawk. And what it enables you to do is grip into the tissue. So if there is an area where you want a little bit of extra grip you want to make sure you get in there and can provide some additional traction. The silicone sleeve is a great tool to use. It slides right over the top of the instrument, and it gives you the ability to have extra grip and a little bit more traction on an area.

The third component is the ABS comb. The ABS Comb clips right over the top of Mohawk enables you to stimulate the tissue and create neurological input. New research has discovered the importance of neurological input as a primary mechanism of action during soft tissue work, and Mohawk's ABS Comb makes it easy.

Altering proprioceptive input can create varied neurological responses, which is why it is so crucial to have multiple attachments or ways to impact the soft tissue.

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The Top 5 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic

New research has showcased these 5 health benefits you can expect after receiving chiropractic adjustments.

Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, battling back from an injury, or just looking to live your best life- chiropractic has been shown to provide many benefits that can improve your quality of life.


Stroke, Chiropractic, and the Annals of Internal Medicine | The Evidence Based Chiropractor

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently released a study which found no link, or causation, between cervical artery dissection, stroke, and chiropractic care. Discover their recommendations for screening and assessment in this article.


The Healthcare "Secret" of Pro Athletes

Professional sports is a high stakes game, where even the slightest advantage can make the difference between winning and losing. Most high-level athletes are in tune with every nuance of their body and remain on the constant hunt to find ways to improve their performance.

In addition to a lot of practice and talent- many athletes have relied on chiropractic care as a “secret” ingredient to their success.

From Babe Ruth to Tom Brady- top athletes have been using chiropractic for decades.

Why it Matters:

You don’t need to be a pro athlete to desire improved health and well-being. Almost all of us are interested in decreasing pain, improving function, and increasing our strength. New research has showcased that chiropractic care may be able to help in all three of those areas.

- In a recent study, athletes had increased strength for up to 30 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment

- Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to provide more significant pain relief than commonly prescribed NSAID’s

- Even people with moderate or severe pain have experienced significant functional improvement with chiropractic

Next Steps:

Whether you are a weekend warrior, traveling every weekend for youth sports, or just looking to enjoy a higher quality of life- chiropractic care may be right for you. Finding relief from pain, improving your functional abilities, and increasing your strength and endurance are all essentials parts of having a high quality of life. Even if you aren’t currently competing to win a world championship, you probably have a few healthcare goals in mind. Let us know what they are, we would love become part of your “secret” to success.

Science Source:

The effects of a single session of spinal manipulation on strength and cortical drive in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2018

Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. SPINE 2013

The Chiropractic Outcome Study: pain, functional ability and satisfaction with care. JMPT 1997


Spinal Injections Can be Back Breaking

Spinal injections have been shown to increase your risk of spinal fracture.

Did you know that recent research says that treatments like spinal injections can dramatically increase your risk of a cracked, or broken back? The scary part is over 9 million of these injections are given every year for spinal pain! New research has shown a 21% increased risk of a spinal fracture after every epidural steroid injection.

Why it Matters:

As you can imagine, spinal fractures hurt. They require further medical treatment and sometimes even result in surgery. By staying conservative with your healthcare, you can reduce your risks and get the relief you desire. Research shows spinal adjustments as one of the best forms of care to reduce your pain, increase your function and improve your overall quality of life.

Chiropractors are focused on correcting the cause of your pain. Misalignments of your spine can put pressure on your discs and nerves causing irritation, swelling, and a lack of spinal motion. A shot does not correct the cause of the pain, at best it only temporarily masks it. With the risks of spinal fractures, the smart decision is to get well and stay well using conservative, natural healthcare. In other words, you’re smart for continuing your chiropractic adjustments.

▪ Research has shown a 21% increased risk of spinal fractures after injections

▪ A fracture, or broken back, can cause tremendous pain and even result in surgery

▪ Natural healthcare, such as chiropractic, is recommended before moving on to riskier treatments such as spinal injections

Next Steps:

Share the science. Being well informed comes with the responsibility of sharing what you know with others who don’t. That dosn’t mean you should argue with those who are already convinced by their prejudices. It says that we encourage you to share what you know with others who are curious and can benefit from understanding the Research That Matters.

Science Source:

Spinal Manipulation Postepidural Injection for Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy: A Retrospective Case Series. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. September 2004

Symptomatic MRI-Confirmed Lumbar Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated with Either High-Velocity, Low Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Imaging-Guided Lumbar Nerve Root Injections. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. May 2013

A Retrospective Analysis of Vertebral Body Fractures Following Epidural Steroid Injections. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. June 2013