The video above is a instructional video on how to foam roll the Quadriceps. The doctors at Northern Edge Chiropractic recommend foam rolling the quads for patients with low back pain, sciatica, and hip dysfunction. Over active Quadriceps is a factor in anterior pelvic tilting. If left untreated this can cause muscle imbalances leading to increased stress on the joints in the lumbar and pelvic regions, which eventually will cause pain. Regular adjustments and following through with the doctors recommendation in foam rolling the Quadriceps can reduce the stress on these joints, and improve overall function of the pelvis.
Foam rolling is a form of self myofascial release that easily breaks up adhesion’s that form within muscle tissue. When muscles are over worked or injured they naturally tighten up, and over time become weak. Foam rolling as little as twice a week can help reduce muscle tension, reduce pain, and increase flexibility. Foam rolling should be a slow controlled movement, and try to focus on the tender areas within the muscle groups.
The doctors at Northern Edge Chiropractic recommend foam rolling to all of their patients, because it compliments their treatment plans so well it can actually reduce recovery time. Foam rolling is an effective tool to help treat sciatica, low back pain, mid back pain, shoulder dysfunction, hip dysfunction, and helps promote proper posture.