| Article written on May 30th, 2016 at 10:38am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
Didn’t get a chance to get out my previous #MobilityMonday posts? Here is a list of what you missed:
- Great Toe
- Hip (Adductors)
- Hip (Hip Flexor & Posterior Capsule)
- Hip (Hamstring Flexibility & Pelvic Positioning)
- Thoracic Spine
- Shoulder (Overhead Motion)
- Addressing Neural Tension with Leah Sawyer PT
- The Mechanism Behind Foam Rolling
Foam rolling is commonplace in most rehabilitation and performance centers, nowadays. But is it used effectively and with proper intent to provide lasting benefits?
One area where I feel most people overlook is creating relative motion. Relative motion is a term to describe the gliding and freedom of movement of one structure alongside adjacent structures. Not only do we want to take into consideration the quality of individual tissues, but if they have the ability to move independently of surrounding tissues.
In the following video, I talk about the importance of relative motion and provide a quick tip to improve the effectiveness of foam rolling…
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART