Why do we foam roll & how does foam rolling work?
Most of you will have had a go on this torturous piece of equipment, encouraged by your coaches to work on those tight areas and help improve range. However, do we know why? Does foam rolling actually help increase range of motion? How does foam rolling work? As a sports therapist, I often give my clients some foam rolling homework to do to help simmer down their fiery trigger points. But how does this work? As a relatively new method, there is a lack of science behind the theory.