13 Mar Foam Rolling: It Hurts So Good
Foam rolling has exploded in popularity over the past few years. No longer used only by athletes and trainers, foam rolling (or myofascial release) is now used by people at all levels of fitness. The goal of foam rolling is to improvemuscle function, performance, and range of motion. When a tight muscle or trigger point is released, you’re betterable to move freely, move with less pain, and improve your overall performance.
Why it Matters:
Activity, age, and injuries can all cause your muscles to lose flexibility over time, which in turn creates adhesions and pain. Foam rolling allows you to place deep compression on these areas, reducing pain and adhesions while creating improved range of motion. Researchers have discovered that foam rolling during your warm-up can improve flexibility more than static and dynamic stretching.
- Foam rolling is designed to release tight muscles and trigger points.
- Researchers are seeing increased flexibility and reduced pain in study participants after foam rolling.
- Proper movement patterns are thought to improve performance and reduce injury.Next Steps:Using a foam roller on tight muscles and trigger points has been shown improve flexibility and help maintain proper movement patterns. If you have questions on whether foam rolling is right for you, just ask! We believe this type of at- home care is a great way to support the adjustments you receive in our office.
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Dr Michael Bloom has a wide and varying interest in what it takes to live a healthy and happy life. He has over 20 years experience as a chiropractor in Europe and Australia and has attended over 40 post graduate seminars and courses. Currently he has a particular interest in the declining posture of society and the health implications associated with poor posture.