Foam Rolling is one of the many advanced massage techniques we utilize at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™. Though they can 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’s often a part of myofascial release therapy, using long, stretching strokes to balance tissue and muscle mechanics, improve joint range of motion, and relieve pain.
After a full diagnostic exam, the chiropractors and massage therapists at 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 promote healing, relieve pain, and/or improve overall athletic performance.