“You don’t get better when you workout – you get better by recovering from a workout.”
As a physical therapist in the DC area, I often get asked about foam rolling and its benefits. Various beliefs exist regarding the benefits of foam rolling from both anecdotal and research perspectives. Based on personal and patient experiences, I believe foam rolling can be influential on altering an individual’s pain, and therefore, giving that person the opportunity to move.
This article gives a great description as to why foam rolling can be beneficial, and also provides, various techniques and positions for which it can be used. Take a look and try it out!