Research Review: Foam rolling may aid in prevention of delayed onset muscle soreness
By Stefanie DiCarrado DPT, PT, NASM CPT & CES
Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Original Citation: Pearcey, G. E., Bradbury-Squires, D. J., Kawamoto, J. E., Drinkwater, E. J., Behm, D. G., & Button, D. C. (2015). Foam rolling for delayed-onset muscle soreness and recovery of dynamic performance measures. Journal of athletic training, 50(1), 5-13. - ARTICLE
Why is this relevant?: Limited research exists on the efficacy of foam rolling as a means of muscle recovery (1). Previous research supports its use in reducing subjective feelings of fatigue and muscle soreness after physical activity, but further review and data collection is needed to understand the mechanism and proper application in a clinical setting (1,3).
|Study Design||Randomized Controlled Design|
|Level of Evidence||Level II: Evidence from at least 1 randomized controlled experiment|