| Article written on September 14th, 2016 at 09:08am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a strategy often prescribed by many rehabilitation and fitness professionals to improve movement quality, increase flexibility, and expedite the recovery process. Although people do see results in these areas, the mechanism behind SMR can be cloudy.
In the following video series, I share my thoughts on the mechanism behind SMR, provide strategies to address specific areas, and cover various ways to make these changes stick long-term.
Self-myofascial release for the plantar foot and calf:
Self-myofascial release for the hamstrings:
Self-myofascial release/mobilization for the thoracic spine:
Foam rolling and lacrosse ball release can be a valuable intervention when carried out properly. I hope this video series provided you more insight on the area and ways that you can improve your SMR program to see better results. Thanks for watching!
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART