Posts tagged physio
Foam Rolling: What is it? What’s the Evidence? How to apply it!

Self-myofascial release is a name given to the use of equipment or tools to perform self-massage and stretching with the aim of increasing joint range of motion and improving muscle recovery and performance. One of the most commonly used tools is a foam roller. You will often see people in gyms attempting to manoeuvre their bodies in various positions over one of these rollers.

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Despite the clear lack of evidence for its use the spread of kinesio-taping throughout health and sport practices does not appear to be waning. As a Physiotherapist with more than 10 years in clinical practice I have been officially trained and certified as a kinesio-tape practitioner and while I recognise the lack of hard clinical evidence I do still have a place for using kinesio-taping in my practice.

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