FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics Do’s and DON’Ts of Foam rolling

Foam rollers are a self massage tool designed to assist with myofascial release across all regions of the body. Foam rolling is a great alternative to getting a sports massage as they use your own body weight to exert pressure over specific muscle groups providing deep tissue release assisting in ironing out knotted connective tissue.

There are many positive benefits of a regular rolling regime, however that effect could be made negative if performed incorrectly. Below are a few FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics tips to maximize your results and minimize your risk of injury. 

  • Start slow and gentle. Increase the intensity and duration over time
  • Never roll over bony prominences, this may potentially cause some bone inflammation.
  • Avoid rolling over joints – rolling joints can cause inflammation of the tendons and ligaments around the articulation. 
  • Avoid putting any joints into a hyperextended position when rolling. 
  • Avoid rolling areas that are still sore from a previous SMR session – wait a day before repeating

If you are suffering an injury, give our friendly team a call on 4045 5749 to book your initial consultation with FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics today.



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