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Foam rolling for self myo-fascial release

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by admin, Jan 22, 2014.

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    Foam Rolling and Static Stretching on Passive Hip Flexion Range of Motion
    Andrew R. Mohr, Blaine C. Long, and Carla L. Goad
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    You keep seeing more and more advice in the crankosphere for using foam rollers for plantar fasciitis. What I don't get is that if the foam roller works on the trigger points in the muscles and it helps "plantar fasciitis", then they did not have "plantar fasciitis" - they must have had a trigger point issue in the intrinisics or calf muscles where the roller is used ..... don't figure.
     
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    Craig:

    I have been getting patients who use the foam rollers for their calf muscles report an improvement in their plantar fasciitis. My guess is that it helps stretch the gastrocnemius-soleus complex. Of course stretching calf muscles also helps patients with plantar fasciitis.

    I'm keeping an open mind about the foam rollers since some patients definitely are helped by it. The best results with foam rollers in my experience comes when they are used in treating iliotibial band syndrome in runners.

    I don't see any reason why patients can't try this type of therapy on their own to see if it helps since the rollers are relatively inexpensive and they certainly can't cause any harm.
     
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    What I am getting at is that if the use of foam roller in the "arch" actually works for someone with "plantar fasciitis" then there is a good chance that its not "plantar fasciitis" but a problem of trigger points in the plantar intrinsic muscles. That is probably why you see so many anecdotes of foam rollers in the "arch" fixing "plantar fasciitis" when the orthotics and everything else failed .... they probably failed because it was NOT plantar fasciitis.

    I have seen a number of cases where I thought the orthotics worked brilliantly on the plantar fasciitis, but the pain was still there due to what I assume to be due the change in muscle mechanics inducing trigger points in the intrinsic muscles....... of course the orthotics got blamed for not working ... go figure!

    The conclusion to the second study in this thread is carefully worded:
    ie "associated with or resulting from"
     
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    My opinion is that trigger points are actually hyperactive motor points maintaining a hypertonic muscle. Foam and ball rollers can be very effective in retraining the neurologic imperative that is calling for the hypertonicity.
    Fallow the instructions carefully. Rolling into a trigger point to inhibit the feed back that perpetuates it should not be trigger point bashing.
    Craig Payne: If hypertonicity is being maintained in the plantar intrinsic muscles and the muscles attached to the Achilles tendon would this not keep a constant strain on the plantar fascia making it more prone to injury? When You say "go figure" I figured that the client needs to be instructed that the orthotics support the injury but retraining to prevent perpetuating the injury is essential for resolving the pain.
     
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    Foam rolling as a recovery tool after an intense bout of physical activity.
    Macdonald GZ, Button DC, Drinkwater EJ, Behm DG.
    Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Jan;46(1):131-42.
     
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    Here is an abstract from the Calgary running mtg on this:

    Foam rolling as a recovery tool following an intense bout of physical activity
    GRAHAM Z MACDONALD, DC Button, EJ Drinkwater, DG Behm
     
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    Acute effects of self-myofascial release using a foam roller on arterial function.
    Okamoto T, Masuhara M, Ikuta K.
    J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Jan;28(1):69-73.
     
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    The acute effect of a foam rolling and a dynamic stretch
    warm-up routine on jumping performance

    Henrik Årneby
    Thesis; Halmstad University 2014
     
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    Is Self Myofascial Release an Effective Preexercise and Recovery Strategy? A Literature Review
    Schroeder, Allison N. BS; Best, Thomas M. MD, PhD
    Current Sports Medicine Reports: May/June 2015 - Volume 14 - Issue 3 - p 200–208
     
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    The foam roll as a tool to improve hamstring flexibility.
    Junker, Daniel; Stöggl, Thomas
    Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: May 16, 2015
     
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    Foam Rolling Decreases Muscle Soreness but Has No Effect on Running Performance
    Emma Lee, Erik Van Iterson, Sarah Baker, Natalie Taylor, Alexander Kasak, Eric Snyder
    Presented at the ACSM Meeting; San Diego May 2015
     
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    THE ACUTE EFFECTS OF DEEP TISSUE FOAM ROLLING AND DYNAMIC STRETCHING ON MUSCULAR STRENGTH, POWER, AND FLEXIBILITY IN DIVISION I LINEMEN.
    Behara, Brandon; Jacobson, Bert H.
    Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: June 24, 2015
     
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    Effects of Self-Myofascial Release: A Systematic Review
    Beardsley Chris, Jakob Škarabot
    Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies; Article in Press
     
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    Effects of Self-Myofascial Release: A Systematic Review
    Beardsley Chris, Jakob Škarabot
    Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies; 28 August 2015
     
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    Self-Mobilization Using a Foam Roller Versus a Roller-Massager: Which is More Effective for Increasing Hamstrings Flexibility?
    Danielle M. DeBruyne, Marina M. Dewhurst, Katelyn M. Fischer, Michael S. Wojtanowski, and Chris Dural
    JSR In Press
     
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    SPECIFIC AND CROSS-OVER EFFECTS OF FOAM ROLLING ON ANKLE DORSIFLEXION RANGE OF MOTION
    Shane Kelly, MS and Chris Beardsley
    Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Aug; 11(4): 544?551.
     
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    Foam Rolling of Quadriceps Decreases Biceps Femoris Activation.
    Cavanaugh, Mark Tyler MSc et al
    Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: September 06, 2016
     
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    Acute effects of lateral thigh foam rolling on arterial tissue perfusion determined by spectral Doppler and Power Doppler ultrasound.
    T, Hotfiel; B, Swoboda; S, Krinner; C, Grim; M, Engelhardt; M, Uder; R, Hei
    Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: September 23, 2016
     
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    FOAM ROLLING INCREASES SKELETAL MUSCULAR EFFICIENCY WITHOUT AFFECTING RANGE OF MOTION
    LJ Macgregor, AM Hunter
    Br J Sports Med 2016;50:e4 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096952.5
    Abstracts from the International Sports Science + Sports Medicine Conference 2016

     
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    Effects of roller massager on muscle recovery after exercise-induced muscle damage
    Nuno Casanova, Joana F. Reis, João R. Vaz, Rita Machado, Bruno Mendes, Duane C. Button
    Journal of Sports Sciences 18 Jan 2017
     
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    Acute effect of self-myofascial release using a foam roller on the plantar fascia on hamstring and lumbar spine superficial back line flexibility
    Kwangsun Doa, Jaeeun Kimb, Jongeun Yimc
    Phys Ther Rehabil Sci 2018;7:35-40 March 13, 2018.
     
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    Acute and chronic effects of foam rolling vs eccentric exercise on ROM and force output of the plantar flexors
    Anne A. G. Aune ORCID Icon, Chris Bishop, Anthony N. Turner, Kostas Papadopoulos, Sarah Budd, Mark Richardson et al
    Journal of Sports Sciences: 12 Jun 2018
     
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