DIY Corner: Foam Roller Exercises

foam_rollerMany of our patients lead active lifestyles.  For some this means weight-lifting, skiing, bicycling, dancing, etc.

Foam rolling is a great way to release muscle trigger points when recovering from an injury or to preventing future injuries once one has recovered.  Common areas to foam roll are the glutes, IT band, calves, hamstrings, low back.

In order to help prevent injuries from occuring during intense physical activity, I recommend foam rolling areas of concern before exercising rather than after.  By releasing the muscle in question beforehand, chances of injuring the muscle during exercise are diminished.

Check out this link to learn more about foam rolling:

Foam Rolling Exercises

If you’d like to try foam rolling, talk to Mark to see if it’s right for you.