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Foam Rollers Show No Increase in the Flexibility of the Hamstring Muscle Group

@inproceedings{Miller2006FoamRS,
  title={Foam Rollers Show No Increase in the Flexibility of the Hamstring Muscle Group},
  author={Jack Miller and A. M. Rockey and S. Doberstein},
  year={2006}
}
OBJECTIVE: Recent claims suggest foam rollers are useful in self-myofascial release and are a stretching technique used by health care professionals to treat patients with a variety of soft tissue conditions including muscle tightness. The purpose of this study was to determine if foam rollers are beneficial in gaining range of motion (ROM) in the hamstring muscle group. DESIGN AND SETTING: All subjects’ ROM was tested prior to the beginning of the stretching protocol. All stretching routines… Expand
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