I am frequently asked the question, “Why roll my muscles?” There are several good reasons, but here are my top four:
IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common complaints among runners. It’s one of the “dirty half dozen” running injuries. IT Band syndrome usually feels like a sharp, stabbing pain along the outer side of the thigh and knee.
Research on the mechanics of running teaches us some good reasons to run on trails. As a scientist, a physical therapist, and a runner, here are the top five reasons I encourage others to try trail running:
William of Ockham devised a problem-solving principle that is used in science, engineering, and medicine to this day. His principle can be summarized like this: the best solution to a problem is the simplest one. I’ve always loved this principle. I use it daily in my clinical practice, and I used it to develop the MyoReflex Roller.