Stop Foam Rolling Your IT Band To Relieve Knee Pain

August 16, 2016

The foam roller has become a ubiquitous tool for stretching and relieving pain caused by trigger points (those tender, knotty areas in a muscle that “squeal” if you roll over them with a foam roller). Your IT band is a thick set of fibers that runs along the outside of your leg – from your […]

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8 Ways to Get Out ‘Desk-Sitting’ Kinks With a Foam Roller

August 8, 2016

Rolling your body on a foam roller is an easy and inexpensive way to give yourself a massage, to stretch certain muscles and to relieve pain caused by trigger points – the sensitive spots or “knots” in your muscles. Foam rolling is not an exact science. Trigger points are hyped as the cure-all for pain […]

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Surprise Injuries Are Not Just a Sign of ‘Getting Old’

June 14, 2016

The nature of our bodies is to adapt to the postures we frequently use in moving or that we hold for long periods. So we are “exercising” our bodies as we sit, training our muscles to be tight or loose, shortened or elongated, training ourselves to sit. Then we ask our bodies to do something […]

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