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Stiff? Tight? Use a foam roller, now! »

Stiff? Tight? Use a foam roller, now!

Do you have muscle or joint tightness? Do you feel like your movement is limited? Do you want to improve your sports performance?

So what is a foam roller?

Like the name suggests, a roll of foam. Foam rollers have risen in popularity greatly of the past number of years as the medical industry continues to grow. These rollers are very versatile and they are a great tool for you to have at home.

So what do they actually do?

To be honest, researchers aren’t sure. There is a theory that suggests rollers can ‘release’ your muscle tissue but this is unlikely. In saying that there is a number of positive effects which have been proven in studies.

What are the benefits?

Like mentioned, some studies have showed that using a foam roller can give you the following benefits:

  • Increased mobility and joint range of motion
  • Reduced post-workout soreness and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
  • Allows for greater workout performance in future workouts
  • May lead to improved vascular function

Great! So how do I use it?

We are glad you asked! As a way of learning how to use your foam roller effectively, see our below video! This will be a great addition to your routine!

Still struggling?

If you are still struggling with your tightness or if you have an injury, we would love to help you! Click the link to make an appointment

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