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Complete Guide to Foam Rolling eBook with CE Exam

Complete Guide to Foam Rolling eBook with CE Exam

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    Online Course

    Package components are delivered as online products:
    • Complete Guide to Foam Rolling e-book
    • Continuing education exam
    Complete Guide to Foam Rolling is the answer to improved athletic performance. Foam rolling before, during, and after a workout can get blood flowing, stimulate muscles to work more efficiently, and initiate the recovery process to reduce soreness.

    Backed by scientific research, Complete Guide to Foam Rolling provides step-by-step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery. Reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate the body and reduce the risk of injury. Learn proper techniques to breathe, relax, and roll through tight spots as part of the warm-up, flexibility work, and cool-down. Then adapt any of the ready-to-use protocols to create a customized program to address specific problem areas as well as overall muscle and nervous system needs.

    In addition, the e-book reviews the various types of rolling equipment and which is best for particular needs. Special tips throughout the text provide further advice for preventing injury to muscles and joints.

    Invest in your training success—and that of your clients and athletes—by applying these proven self-massage techniques. Complete Guide to Foam Rolling paves the way for better overall performance while offering certified professionals the opportunity to earn continuing education credits with the companion exam.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading the book and completing the exam, you will be able to
    • explain how foam rolling aids in muscle recovery;
    • describe the flexibility benefits of foam rolling;
    • identify the benefits of foam rolling for injury prevention;
    • understand the contraindications for foam rolling;
    • describe the types of equipment that can be used for foam rolling and the conditions under which each should be used;
    • understand how muscle and nerve function and position play a role in foam rolling technique;
    • perform a movement assessment to identify muscles that can benefit from foam rolling;
    • explain how foam rolling can improve performance in sport;
    • list the three types of stretching that can increase flexibility;
    • describe how foam rolling can enhance rehabilitation from injury; and
    • create effective foam rolling programs to be used during warm-up, flexibility work, and recovery.

    Audience

    A continuing education exam for certified professionals looking for alternatives to traditional stretching as a way to prepare for and recover from a workout.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundations
    Chapter 1. Science of Foam Rolling
    Chapter 2. Benefits of Foam Rolling
    Chapter 3. Foam Rolling Safety
    Chapter 4. Foam Rolling Equipment

    Part II. Techniques
    Chapter 5. Foot and Lower Leg
    Chapter 6. Upper Leg
    Chapter 7. Hips
    Chapter 8. Chest and Upper Back
    Chapter 9. Shoulders and Arms

    Part III. Programming
    Chapter 10. Full-Body Assessment
    Chapter 11. Warm-Up
    Chapter 12. Flexibility
    Chapter 13. Recovery
    Chapter 14. Rehabilitation

    References
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Kyle Stull is the senior master trainer and education content manager for TriggerPoint, a division of Implus LLC. TriggerPoint is the creator of the GRID Foam Roller and Myofascial Compression Techniques. For the past 13 years, TriggerPoint has helped establish foam rolling as an industry and has advanced the practice forward.

    In his position, Kyle collaborates with leading universities and industry professionals, conducting research and creating evidence support for educational material. Since 2010 he has also been a faculty instructor with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, where he teaches fitness and corrective exercise workshops and contributes content for various journals and articles.

    Kyle has a master’s of science in rehabilitation and a bachelor's of science in sport management. He is a licensed massage therapist with more than 12 years of experience in personal training, corrective exercise, and manual therapy. He is presently completing his doctorate in health sciences, for which he is researching the different types of movement assessments used by personal trainers in health clubs to provide insight on best practices.

    As a member of the Fascia Research Society and the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, Kyle is committed to being at the forefront of industry developments and maintaining the highest standards in his practice by incorporating the latest research into his work.