At the Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we utilize a variety of different massage techniques, like Foam Rolling. Although they can actually come in many different shapes, sizes, and textures, foam rollers are typically long and cylindrical foam exercise devices that are used for massage and fitness. When used correctly, a foam roller can provide a number of health benefits for physical therapy patients and elite athletes alike.
Connective tissues, called fascia, surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Sudden trauma, chronic inflammation, or simply poor posture can all potentially create points of restriction in the fascia, placing pressure on the nerves and muscles that can result in chronic pain. Foam rolling is a technique that is often part of myofascial release therapy, where long, stretching strokes are used to balance tissue and muscle mechanics, improve joint range of motion, and relive pain.
After a full diagnostic exam, the chiropractors and massage therapists at the Synergy Sports Wellness Institute ™ will work with you to determine whether foam rolling will help address your specific health concerns. If so, we can teach you a variety of exercises and massage techniques that you can perform to help increase healing, relieve pain, or improve overall athletic performance.