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Foam Rollers: 5 Common Mistakes

At Action Physical Therapy, we utilize tools to help you feel better. Even a simple foam roller can have very effective results in treating pain if used properly.

Lady stretching using a foam roller.Check out Christine Yu’s, “Are You Foam Rolling All Wrong?” on dailyburn.com. This article breaksdown the five most common mistakes that people make when using the foam roller. Here are her top five mistakes.

  • Mistake #1: You roll directly where you feel pain.
  • Mistake #2: You roll too fast.
  • Mistake #3: You spend too much time on those knots.
  • Mistake #4: You have bad posture.
  • Mistake #5: You use the foam roller on your lower back.

If you still aren’t sure if you are using the foam roller the right way and want to get the maximum benefits from a roller, make an appointment with Action Physical Therapy. One of our therapists can work with you to help ease your aches and pains.

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