Why I don’t use rollers…err, not that sort of roller
Why I don’t use rollers…err, not that sort of roller, I mean foam rollers.❌Although I think they can be effective as an addition to your training I see them being used incorrectly pretty much 100% of the time. ⭕️Foam rollers are only effective in creating very minor, very temporary changes to the body…and these changes don’t occur within the tissues you are rolling. 👨🔬When you use a roller you experience a temporary relief of pain. This occurs through a process called descending modulation. Now this can get really complicated but this means that the reduction in nociception (the signal of pain from damaged tissues) occurs in the brain and spinal cord. Not in the tissues at all.🚫But Matt, when I come and see you as an Osteopath you do some massage on me so isn’t foam rolling just massage❓❓Yes it is, but I always back the massage up with some (sometimes painful) advanced stretching techniques. 💉💉So this is where foam rolling may be useful. When it is immediately backed up with mobility training or stretching, but the issue I have with foam rolling at all is I don’t have the time…and I do around 15 hours of varied, fun and interesting mobility training a week. There are so many more effective to train your mobility why waste your time…get in touch now to join the tribe.