The Role of Foam Rolling
SportsMD.com features a bylined article by Polly de Mille, RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT, director of sports performance at HSS, who shares key takeaways about foam rolling to aid in injury prevention, athletic performance and recovery.
de Mille writes foam rolling is a self-massage technique used to rehydrate the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, and advises people to foam roll pre and post workout. Pre-workout foam rolling can help activate muscles by increasing blood flow to areas, which can help increase flexibility and mobility. Post-workout foam rolling is an effective cool down method, to help promote the circulation of metabolic wastes, aid in muscle recovery and reduce soreness. de Mille adds that foam rolling can be a great injury recovery tool, however there are guidelines to keep in mind for optimal results.
Read the full article at SportsMD.com.