1. I’ve never used a foam roller as I’m not really sure of what it’s supposed to accomplish physiologically. When I’ve treated patients in the past (I was an Athletic Therapist in my past life – now I’m a mom who works in Public Procurement), I looked for the cause of their injuries – gait, mechanics, range of motion, over-training, improper footwear etc.. When you eliminate the cause of the injury, you allow the injury and tissues to heal. My question is – is the foam roller addressing the cause?
    Janice- The Fitness Cheerleader recently posted..Motivation Monday: You Can’t Out-Train a Bad DietMy Profile

    • Thanks for commenting, Janice! How wonderful to find out more about your background.

      Right now I am building up all the muscles of my legs in order to take some of the workload off the meniscus. The foam roller helps to alleviate tightness in whatever area one is using it on, which are many considering my regimen. It is direct pressure on the “knots”. Tight IT bands are known to cause incorrect tracking of the knee cap and to pull off the alignment of the whole area. Here is an article from Runner’s World that shows it in use (and agrees with me on the “evil” part!) http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=9911
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  2. Hi Tammy,
    I know what you mean about spending a lot of extra time in front of the computer. My body gets tighter during the winter because I am less active. The weather here in Maryland has gotten warmer so I decided to do some yard work.

    Cutting off pieces from a 100 foot oak tree that fell in the back of my yard and taking the wood and splitting it with an axe for firewood. To say that I am stiff from doing it is an understatement. đŸ™‚
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    • I wish a video had come with mine, too! Thank goodness for YouTube! I might not have hated it so much. Oh, who am I kidding? It would still hurt! đŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by again, Karen!

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