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J Sport Rehabil. 2008 Nov;17(4):432-42.

A comparison of the pressure exerted on soft tissue by 2 myofascial rollers.

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  • 1Dept of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Self-myofascial release (SMR) is a technique used to treat myofascial restrictions and restore soft-tissue extensibility.

PURPOSE:

To determine whether the pressure and contact area on the lateral thigh differ between a Multilevel rigid roller (MRR) and a Bio-Foam roller (BFR) for participants performing SMR.

PARTICIPANTS:

Ten healthy young men and women.

METHODS:

Participants performed an SMR technique on the lateral thigh using both myofascial rollers. Thin-film pressure sensels recorded pressure and contact area during each SMR trial.

RESULTS:

Mean sensel pressure exerted on the soft tissue of the lateral thigh by the MRR (51.8 +/- 10.7 kPa) was significantly (P < .001) greater than that of the conventional BFR (33.4 +/- 6.4 kPa). Mean contact area of the MRR (47.0 +/- 16.1 cm2) was significantly (P < .005) less than that of the BFR (68.4 +/- 25.3 cm2).

CONCLUSION:

The significantly higher pressure and isolated contact area with the MRR suggest a potential benefit in SMR.

PMID:
19160916
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