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Massage Stick - Muscle Roller Stick SMR Quadriceps

Massage Stick - Muscle Roller Stick Self-Myofascial Release - Quadriceps Although self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques can make a great addition to one self-maintenance routine, they will never replace a trained professional. SMR tools work in different ways according to design and how one uses them. One such tool is a massage stick or muscle roller stick. There are limitations on what one can achieve in a self-treatment context, partially due to applying tools. One can get the best results by using the right tool in the proper context and not expecting one tool to do everything. Even a combination of tools will not treat everything due to the limitations mentioned. The full article on Myofascial release using a Massage Stick / Muscle Roller Stick covers using such a tool to treat the quadriceps muscles in a self-treatment context. Article written by Terry Davis MChiro,  BSc (Hons),  Adv. Dip. Rem. Massag.,  Cert. WHS. As of December 31st 2020, the author chose to leave the Chirop

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) and foam rollers

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) and foam rollers As with other self-myofascial release techniques, there are limits as to what is achievable with a foam roller in a self-treatment context. There are times when using a foam roller would be contraindicated (not advisable), though there are lots of videos of people foam rolling almost every part of their body. One needs to understand that a foam roller is just one tool in a toolbox of self-treatment options. Massage and soft tissue therapists have multiple tools or techniques in the toolbox too, and part of their skill comes from knowing when to and when not to apply each tool. Symptoms can become far worse if the wrong tool is selected, or if one misuses the tool and foam rollers are no different. Unfortunately, it appears (based on on-line videos) that there is a lack of understanding concerning the actual massage therapy techniques that a foam roller is trying to replicate. The full article about self-myofascial release using a foa