Before and after a workout, it’s important to stretch, warm up your muscles and relieve tension in your muscles as a part of injury prevention. One of the best ways to do this is with a foam roller. Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab, our therapists work with foam rollers every day for things like posture correction and exercises. When you have a foam roller at home, there are endless possibilities. Foam rolling helps get the blood flowing into areas of your body as well as helps ease sore muscles.

If your muscles are sore from a workout, foam rolling after exercise can help break up the tension that is in your muscles. Not only can a foam roller be used in a physical therapy and exercise setting, but it can be used at home as an extra form of pain relief.  In between appointments, foam rolling can also provide relief to pain as a form of trigger point massage. There are tons of different ways that you can use the foam roller so that it is targeting different areas on your body that have chronic pain or are sore. On the infographic below provided by Physical Therapy Web, you will see numerous exercises as well as different types of foam rollers that are available.

http://physicaltherapyweb.com/news/how-to-use-a-foam-roller-like-a-pro/

Here at Oahu Spine & Rehab, we know the value of exercise equipment and how beneficial it can be to use a foam roller while at your appointments, as well as at home! If you don’t see the area you need on the graphic above, as your physical therapist at OSR for tips on how to use a foam roller for your pain. OSR is available Monday-Friday in Kailua for all of your Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy and Weight Loss needs. Call us today at 488-5555 to make an appointment today.

 

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