Foam rolling is used to reduce muscle soreness/tension and decrease trigger points. This is achieved by applying pressure to certain points of the muscle with the use of a foam roller. Combined with static stretching, this can help improve flexibility and decrease pain.
Prior to starting, you should consult with your health care practitioner to determine if this form of self myofascial release is right for you.
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Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC