Foam Rolling to Help Alleviate Hip to Shoulder Pain

 

Written By:  Deb Preachuk BRS, BPE, CF-L1

Moving incorrectly in a training environment or athletic pursuit without correcting it increases your susceptibility to injury and/or chronic pain.  When you develop and reinforce faulty body mechanics, eventually the patterns you repeat in practice show up during your workouts and competitive performance and it’s only a matter of time until something in the body “gives.”

All athletes want to know how to increase their athletic performance and decrease potential for injury.  Most know they should mobilize, stretch and correct muscle and joint imbalances in order to train optimally and avoid overuse injuries.  The problem is, that if you don’t know what or how to do it, often you end up doing nothing at all.

No more!  I have a class for YOU!  

Please join me this Saturday, October 24th (10:00 - 11:00 am) at CrossFit 5885 in Apple Valley, MN for a hands-on instructional foam rolling and self-mysofascial release session.  

We will be learning easy to do movements to address dysfunctions, myo-fascial restrictions and alignment issues in the tissues from the HIPS to the SHOULDERS.  

This class is open to members and the general public (drop-in is $20, and a 10 Class punch pass is $180)!  If you plan to attend, please arrive 15 minutes early.

Come and learn how to mobilize, stretch and correct the upper body using lacrosse balls and a Foam Roller.  Benefits include:

  • increased joint range of motion 
  • enhance muscle recovery
  • reduce and help prevent injury 
  • help break down built up waste product causing tissue restrictions PLUS

It Feels Really Good (well... okay, once your all done since mobilization in the heat of the moment feels like it's a "hurt so good" kind of thing....)


NOTE:  If you own your own, please bring your foam roller to class along with a single and double taped lacrosse ball set (lacrosse ball sets are available for purchase for $10)

In the meantime, check out and try this sample of an easy to do Anterior Shoulder/Chest Compartment Release. 

 

And when you're finished you'll have an at-home preventative health care routine that allows you to confidently eliminate pain and reduce the potential for chronic/repetitive stress injury due to dysfunctional movement patterns.  Done long-term, you'll improve your posture and optimize your movement skills for better conditioning and performance..

Questions about equipment or attending?  Please contact Deb for details.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Head Photo Credit:  Melissa Thome Photography

Author:  Deb Preachuk is a CF-L1 Trainer, Certified Foundation Training & STOTT Pilates Instructor, Corrective Exercise & Posture Alignment Specialist, and the founder/owner of Pain Free Posture MN.   You can follow Deb on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, or subscribe to her YouTube, Pinterest or Instagram pages.