Rock Tape & Graston / Gua Sha Technique
Dr. Brooke Bargamian – Courtright
Fresno Family Wellness Group


For all athletes, weekend warriors, Crossfit participants, or even those who just need good support to help get through the day, this is the perfect product! This heat activated, self adhesive, water resistant, tape can help with postural issues, maintain proper blood flow to target areas, decrease inflammation via lymphatic drainage to damaged tissues and even help take tension off irritated joints.

Rocktape has been utilized to help all types of athletes, hunters and the everyday working person to alleviate their problems. It has improved lives both professionally or personally.

​Some areas of interest are:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff
  • Lower back issue
  • Tennis and golf elbow
  • Pain associated with pregnancy
  • Jumper’s knee (PFS)
  • ACL / MCL issues
  • Groin and hamstring pulls
  • Shin splints
  • Quickly fatiguing muscles
  • Postural correction


Graston Technique is an instrumental procedure that helps mobilize soft tissues to break up dead scar tissue, also known as “knots”, that can lead to increased pain and loss of range of motion. Below are some key points in helping our patients:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Gua Sha is a chinese technique of skin scrapping that is also utilized in the office and has similar effects as the Graston Technique. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing, also known as letting the Qi flow.

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