Gemma has recently completed the Blackroll trainer certification at the Injury Rehab Centre in Cheltenham. The primary goal of Blackroll training and their vibrant array of products are to improve the bodies movement patterns, wellbeing and performance. How does Blackroll do this? Their expertly designed products have been developed and tested so people can practice self myofascial techniques. Myofascia = muscle + connective tissue : the soft tissue network that provides stability, mobility and balance to our body. When the myofascial system isn't functioning well due to injury, poor posture, musculoskeletal imbalance, illness, or stress it effects the ability of our tissues to glide over one another.
Blackroll products provide our patients under the instruction of our myotherapist, a tool to improve their own tissue mobility and function at home, allowing them to take an active role in their rehabilitation or reaching their sport performance goals.
Certified trainers look at the body globally and assess to find where the myofascial system isn't moving as well as it can be. We don't just look at rolling one muscle to provide improved movement patterns, but rolling regions for an overall functional result. For example when swinging a golf club you are moving the entire body and the gliding of tissue through that movement should feel fluid.
For best results our myotherapist will combine manual hands on myofascial release techniques and stretching during treatment, and teach you some Blackroll self myofascial techniques tailored for you to do at home or at the gym.
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