Due to popular demand, we repeated the topic of Foam Rolling this spring. In this workshop we started off with discussing how foam rolling works and why we should be doing it, aka the logistics to convince you how important this is to make it a part of your regular routine! So see below, to learn more.
When is the best time to foam roll? Before, during, or after exercise and why? Or does it not matter? Click on the video below to learn more.
Next up: how long should you foam roll for? Research doesn’t say, but we give our clinical decision on the length of time to foam roll. We do discuss that when you find a sensitive spot, a possible trigger point to hold that position for 60-90 seconds until the areas becomes less sensitive/relaxes. We also explain how many times a week or how often you should foam roll as well.
Ok, now everyone’s favorite part…How do you foam roll? And where should you foam roll? The following videos will discuss numerous different areas of the body and how to foam toll, what to avoid and how to make the foam rolling more or less intense.
Butt (Gluts, Piriformis, Hip Rotators), Hamstrings & Calves
IT Band? Quadriceps and Hip Adductors
Upper Back, Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) and Quadratus Lumborum (QL or the sides of your low back)
Bonus! Due to an audience question, we also discussed when to static stretch and why in the following video.
Hopefully you have learned much from the numerous videos shared with you all today from our latest workshop on Foam Rolling. You should now know why you should foam roll, the benefits of doing so, when you should foam roll, for how and for how often, and last but not least, how and where. If you all have any comments, questions or concerns please feel free to comment below, contact your local area physical therapist or if you are in the St Augustine, FL area contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-516-8121. We hope you to see you at upcoming workshop!