ASPT Chief of PT Talks Foam Rolling In Men’s Journal

Paul Mostoff, DPT, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports, recently lent his knowledge and experience to Men’s Journal, giving insight into foam rolling.

Here is an excerpt, and below you will find the link to the full article:

To paraphrase Dr. Paul Mostoff, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports Physical Therapy, if you’re human, you should be foam rolling. “Foam rolling is the closest you’ll get to having a physical therapist available on demand,” he says. “It’s one of the primary tools in your arsenal against pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility.” But if you’re not convinced being human is reason enough to start using one of these dense foam cylinders you see around the stretching area of most gyms, here are a few tell-tale signs you should put a foam roller to work.

Even if you’re not actively in pain, chances are you have a few knots hiding out in your soft muscle tissue. “If you take your hand or finger and apply pressure to a muscle, you’ll find points that ‘light up,’ ” says Mostoff. “These are the ‘hot spots’ where you use the foam roller.” By identifying and massaging these hot spots as they arise, you’re essentially heading off bigger problems before they occur. Because foam rolling helps reduce pain and hydrate your muscles, it works as a form of self-care that keeps your body running like a well-oiled machine.

You can find the full article here.

At All Sports Physical Therapy in New York City, we treat all orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, including shoulder injuries, knee injuries, back and neck injuries, hip and pelvic injuries, hand and wrist injuries, and foot and ankle injuries. In addition to physical therapy, we also have a Medical Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist to further assist in the recovery process. When you need physical therapy in NYC, you want to make sure you are getting it from a top-notch facility with experienced therapists. At All Sports Physical Therapy, that’s exactly what you will get.

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