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Great resources to learn more about fascia and foam rolling


First and foremost, if you are planning to introduce a foam roller into part of your warm up, work out or recovery, we recommend first seeing your healthcare professional for advice on how to best utilise foam rolling for myofascial release. Below, we provide you a list of resources which may help debunk common myths about fascia and foam rolling techniques.

What's fascia got to do with a sponge?


This article by Breaking Muscle highlights that fascia is the largest sensory organ of the body. New research has emerged that fascia, the sheets of connective tissue underneath our skin may be equal to or greater a sensory organ than the retina. That would explain why foam rolling the ITB hurts so much! The article also provides a great analogy of the fascia system being akin to a sponge and how dehydration can lead to a great chance of tears, erosion and rupture in our connective tissues reaffirming the importance of staying hydrated throughout the day.

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How not to foam roll

This great piece from Huffington Post tells us exactly how NOT to foam roll. Common mistakes include spending too long a knot, using the foam roller on the lower back and most interestingly advice on how to get relief from a tight IT band, and it's got little to do with the IT band itself...

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Why it's important to avoid your lower back when foam rolling


Whilst the general consensus from health and fitness experts is to keep the foam roller away from your lower back, this in depth article from NASM explains exactly why this is the case. Learn more about the root cause of low back pain, why foam rolling the lumbar spine can be dangerous and how you should get relief from low back pain. The article gives a handy list of reference for further reading, suitable for industry professionals.

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How to use the foam roller for plantar fasciitis injuries

For those of us who suffer from the painful disease, we know it is important to rest and ice the injured foot. However. this great article provides advice on how foam rolling everything above the plantar can actually assist with preventing the painful foot condition. Anything from a tight shoulder or immobile hip flexor can cause malalignment and impact foot strike increasing the risk of plantar fascia flare ups.

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