One of the tools a physio West Perth or one elsewhere commonly uses is called a physio roller or a foam roller. It is used by physiotherapists and others to temporarily relieve tight muscles. There are other benefits you can enjoy with its use that include easing tight fascia, relieving trigger points and improving circulation and blood flow. A physio foam roller can help with mobilizing fascial tissue.
How are foam rollers used?
A roller is easy to use but it takes experience and knowledge to know where to use it and how much pressure to use and so on. You can choose to use it on yourself and feel some good effects, but you will get more out of it when you see a physio North Perth or where you are. If you are using it yourself you would use your body weight to help create the pressure you need. If you are working on the hamstrings and buttocks you can sit on the roller and move back and forth as well as side to side to reach any tight spots there. It can then be rolled along the legs and help with hamstrings and knees as well. For the quads, you can lay on it with your hands to balance you and work the front from the hips down the thigh to the knee.
Just make sure you talk to a doctor before you use one, or stick to seeing a physio who uses one. This is especially important if you have chronic pain of any kind or you have heart issues. Sessions should be shorter when you first start using them and you should make sure you are properly hydrated first.
Different types of foam rollers
There is more than one type of foam roller a physio West Perth might use and different patients get different treatments and approaches. Three of the more common ones you might see are;
- A molded foam roller – This is a very common type, it is durable and it is made up of small very dense beads that compress to form a certain shape as you roll.
- A low-density foam roller – This is not as durable but it is more gentle and is a good choice for patients who have not had a roller used on them before.
- A grid physio roller – This is a very firm feeling roller with a hard inner part and then around that there is a foam layer 1 inch thick.
A physio North Perth and elsewhere has a lot of tools they use to help you feel better, heal, and have better movement and reach. A foam roller is one of those tools, which some people choose to have and use themselves.