The foam roller can be a hugely beneficial piece of kit for
injury management and prevention at home, which can really
complement your osteopathic treatment and speed along recovery. For
today's In Focus, we give away the most effective foam roller
stretches for cyclists with knee pain.
Otherwise known as self-myofascial release, the aims of foam
- To increase blood flow
- To decrease pain
- To release "trigger points" to re-establish proper movement
patterns within the muscle
The picture below indicates the positioning for foam rollering
of all the main muscles of the legs. Where possible it is
worthwhile to consult an expert such as an osteopath or
physiotherapist before starting to use a foam roller for the first
time, so they can check that this type of exercise is going to be
safe and effective for you, and demonstrate how to use it.