The video above is intended to give our patients some instruction on how to correctly foam roll the glute complex. We recommend this video to anyone who is suffering from low back pain, sciatica, hip pain, or knee pain.
Foam rolling should be a slow controlled movement, and try to focus on the tender areas within the muscle groups. The tender areas are generally spots where the muscle has been damaged, and should be focused on until the pain becomes more dull. Once the pain starts to dull you have successfully increase the muscles function. We recommend foam rolling before working out, to supplement our treatment plans, and to relieve muscle soreness. Foam rolling should be limited to 3-4 times per week per muscle group. Icing the muscles after an intense foam rolling session will help promote better healing and cut down on any lingering soreness.
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 any soft tissue injury. Foam rolling consistently can cut the treatment time in half. Some of the best candidates for foam rolling are patients with neck pain, back pain, low back pain, sciatica, shoulder dysfunction, and hip dysfunction. Foam rolling is also an effective tool to help promote proper posture, and again is a great activity to do to relieve the soreness from starting a new workout routine.