What are Foam Rollers? Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. Foam rolling helps relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increases your joint range of motion. Using Foam Rollers Before & After Your Workout Rollers help loosen up muscles, allowing more efficient movement during the workout. After a workout, foam rollers may help […]
When to Ice, When to Heat
So which one is the right one to use, ice or heat? And how long should the ice or heat treatments last? Injuries cause Inflammation, pressure, and swelling. And this is why pain can be so hard to manage. Ice helps reduce inflammation and numb pain. Heat helps relax muscles and stiff joints. While heat […]
What is Active Release Technique?
Soft Tissue Issues Active release technique is shortening and lengthening muscle fibers to break up adhesions and get the body back to moving the way it normally does. The structures in your body may become injured due to overuse and repetitive trauma, causing pain and limited motion. Trauma to these soft tissues may also cause […]