This 25 min foam rolling video class will provide you with some guided instructions on how to use your foam roller properly. Coach Tricia, DPT has been treating and instructing clients in foam roller use for over 20 years.
Foam rolling has been used in Physical Therapy as an adjunct to specific bodywork performed during a therapy session. It is a way to increase range of motion, and flexibility and prevent DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) following intense workouts. It just feels good, in a painful kind of way.
Let’s face it, not everything that is good for us is easy, and foam rolling is no exception. There are some techniques you can learn to incorporate foam rolling into your regular recovery routine and up your training.
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The above foam rolling video is a great way to perform self-massage and recover. Taking care of your body by linking breathing, stretching, body-work and movement is an integral way to increase your performance. It will also help with your ability to fight off injury due to overtraining, muscle imbalance or decreased flexibility.
Benefits of Foam Rolling:
The theory behind how a foam roller works is fascinating. Did you know that your muscles have specialized units called mechanoreceptors? They respond to mechanical deformation and when you do the foam rolling video with Coach Tricia, the slow deep pressure applied to your mechanoreceptors is relayed back up to your brain.
This tells your body to relax and allows it to rest and lengthen. It’s in this way the foam roller can help prevent the vicious cycle of tightness, pain and inefficiencies that come from multiple days of training.
Be kind to your body and give the foam rolling class a try! What do you have to lose? (Except stiffness, pain, stress and potential injuries?)
Disclaimer (the fine print)
The information presented on these pages and in the video is for educational purposes. Consult your physician or health care provider to ensure you are able to undertake a fitness regime without ill effects. Please stop if you have pain or extreme discomfort. By participating, you agree that you are voluntarily proceeding and that this instructional video is not meant to be a substitute for actual medical advice or treatment by a licensed physical therapist. Neither the author, producer or distributor of this educational information provides any warranty of any kind in regard to the content of the information presented. If you have any questions please email email@example.com