Research Review: Effects of Foam Rolling and Stretching on Hip Flexion Range of Motion
By Jinny McGivern DPT, Certified Yoga Instructor
Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS
Original Citation: Mohr, A. R., Long, B. C., & Goad, C. L. (forthcoming 2014). Foam Rolling and Static Stretching on Passive Hip Flexion Range of Motion. Journal of sport rehabilitation. Currently in press. ABSTRACT
Foam Roll technique used in this study. Image courtesy of http://www.sportsister.com/online-courses/online-courses/2014/02/24/how-to-use-a-foam-roller/.
Why is this relevant?: Foam rolling is a commonly used intervention with clients in various setting form clinics, to health clubs, to athletic training facilities. There is limited research on the efficacy of this technique, and less research on how this technique may be used in conjunction with other interventions such as stretching. This research provides much needed data on the impact of foam rolling and static stretching on hip flexion passive range of motion (PROM).
|Study Design||Randomized Controlled trial|
|Level of Evidence||2b - Single Randomized Controlled Trial with small sample size|
|Outcome Measures||Change in hip flexion passive range of motion (PROM) between pre-test on day 1 and post-test on day 6|