July Muscle of the Month: Hamstrings
Foam Rolling the Hamstrings
1: Place your foam roller (we recommend the GRID Foam Roller by Trigger Point featured in this video)
2: Plan on rolling one leg at a time. Let’s start with your right leg first.
3: Sit yourself where the roller is just above your knee.
4: Balancing with your arms, lift your rear up off the ground, and slowly roll from your knee to your glutes.
5: Spend about 2-5 minutes rolling each leg.
*The GRID Foam Roller has a variety of widths to replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands. Great for foam rolling the hamstrings. We almost always recommend massage therapy with our chiropractic care treatment!
Each month at Chesapeake Family Wellness, we choose a “Muscle of the Month” to focus on to help inform our patients on relieving pains they may be experiencing. Each month will start off with how to foam roll a specific muscle, followed by demonstrations on how to stretch the same muscle. It is often muscular imbalances that are creating pain. Tight hamstrings often cause low back pain. Over compensating with your left side could be causing pain on your right side. The human body is an incredible thing, so keeping it flexible and strong is incredibly important. To learn more about our “Muscle of the Month” series, please check us out on YouTube at Chesapeake Family Wellness or on Instagram @Chesapeakefamilywellness. Both on YouTube and Instagram, we go over all the motions of each stretch and release for each muscle. We also post patient testimonials, our blog entries, words from the Doc, and share other chiropractic care information. If there is ever a topic you wish us to expand on, feel free to message us on our Chesapeake Family Wellness Center Facebook page so we can connect!