Every day stresses to the body (both physical, emotional and chemical) can cause changes to the way the soft tissues in our body (muscles and fascia) act. In particular all of us would have noticed "tight" muscles or "knots in different areas of the body. Now it would be great to have your favourite physio, chiro or massage therapist in your pocket to pull out and release these each day but for most that isnt possible.
One thing we highly encourage (that you can do every day) is use a trigger point ball to self release. Read more about the trigger point balls here. Below are 5 different self release you can do using this simple but easy treatment tool.
1. Tight shoulders (posterior cuff and rear deltoids)
2. Calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus)
3. Painful heel (Plantar fascia)
4. Upper back (thoracic spine)
5. Tight hips (Gluteus medius and piriformis)
Let us know how you go with these exercises. If you didnt get the body region that gives you issues, shoot us an email or speak to your physiotherapist or chiropractor.
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