What is foam rolling and what is its purpose?
According to Finish Line Physical Therapy, “Trigger point therapy, or self myofascial release (aka foam rolling – the process of using tools to massage targeted muscles and fascia), works to improve performance by restoring muscle elasticity and allowing tissues to rebound back to their natural state by increasing blood flow, increasing oxygen usage, and decreasing scar tissue and muscle adhesions.”
Who does foam rolling benefit?
If you experience any of the following, foam rolling may be for you! (Always check with your doctor first)
- IT band syndrome
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
- Shin splints
- Lower-back pain
- Infrapatellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
- Blood flow, overall soreness
- Joint range of motion
How to foam roll!