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Get Fit to Ride: Increasing Flexibility with a Foam Roller

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Get Fit to Ride: Increasing Flexibility with a Foam Roller

Working in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, often the unfortunate highlight of the winter season is the influx of snowboarding and ski injuries that dramatically increases our patient load. Although one’s skill and experience out on those slopes may make quite a difference, the most undervalued component of overall conditioning and injury prevention is flexibility, or the range of motion (movement) of a joint and surrounding muscles.  A foam roller allows you to use your own bodyweight to help alleviate tight spots in the muscle tissue (trigger points) that can actually restrict and alter range of motion, which ultimately puts you at risk for...

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