Course Category: My Movement Therapy

  • Lower Body Quads | Foam Roller

    A notoriously tight area are the quads (front of the thighs). Continued tightness will definitely cause discomfort and can lead to issues with how efficiently associated muscles or joints can function such as hamstrings and knees. This release can highlight some very tender areas so don’t overdo it. A pain level beyond a 4 or 5 would suggest the foam roller is a little intense. Safety of the low back, neck and shoulders are highlighted throughout so take care to listen to the cues.
  • Inner Thigh Release | Foam Roller

    Use the foam roller to hydrate and lengthen the notoriously tight muscles and connective tissues of the inner thigh.  This area can be associated with hip dysfunction, knee pain and poor movement patterns if not moving well. Work at the level that suits you. Although commonly tender, the aim is not to feel excessive pain but to gently encourage the release of these tissues.
  • Hip Quad Release | Franklin Balls

    A release that incorporates a number of sequences to release the areas that are tight for most of us!  The first part of this release will release tension in the low back and provide relief from pain.  Progressing on to actively release the hip flexor incorporating ankle mobility. Finally a release for the quads.  Enjoy all part of the entire sequence! 
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  • Hip Flexor Release | Franklin Balls

    A simple, gentle and very effective release of the hips flexors and other muscles of the hip using the Franklin Balls.  This will release all of the tension in the hips and low back using imagery and relaxation for maximum benefit. Lie on the floor before you commence this release -  notice how your pelvis is feeling on the floor.  Check in again after the release and notice the truly incredible difference.  This release is a great way for the "desk dweller" to relieve the tension that can accumulate through hours of sitting and is just as valuable for an athlete looking for maximum performance and recovery.
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  • Head and Neck Release | Foam Roller

    A gentle release to effectively release tension that builds around the head and neck. Done daily this release will help to relieve tension of poor postural habits that can lead to headaches, fatigue, tightness and restriction. Remember to keep the neck free of the roller – it is positioned under the bones of the skull. Really let the head be heavy to that the roller fully supports the weight of the head and your neck and shoulders can relax. Try lying on the floor before you complete the release and test your neck range of motion side to side. Repeat the test at the end of the release and enjoy the difference.
  • Hamstring Release | Franklin Balls

    Use the Franklin Balls to hydrate and mobilise the hamstrings and connective tissues.  Quick and easy this release will instantly restore length and relaxation.  Take a moment to sit on the floor before and observe the way your pelvis sits on the ground - can you feel your sit bones? Do you feel uncomfortable?  Complete the release and compare again.  Use this release in isolation or to relieve tension before and after training or a long day at the desk.
  • Foot Release | Franklin Balls

    This release will hydrate the tissues of the feet and help to improve mobility.  Your feet are hanging off your hips so the impact of this release will potentially be felt all the through to hips and low back.  Take the time to compare one foot to the other - amazing!!  Although a little more effective standing, this release can be done seated so can easily be done under the desk throughout the day.
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  • Calf Release | Franklin Balls

    Release and hydrate calves quickly and effectively using the Franklin Balls.  This release is done kneeling so not suitable if that is not possible. This area is notoriously tight and can have a negative effect on movement patterns, recruitment of other muscle groups such as glutes and of course contribute to foot and joint pain.  This release is effective on it's own and also as preparation for other stretches or movements you may be doing to maintain healthy calves.
  • Calf Release | Foam Roller

    A gentle release of what can be a very uncomfortable area. Calves are notoriously tight and have a significant effect on how efficiently we are able to move. A very important release to ensure optimal function and alignment. This release focuses on the stuck stress in the calves with options to progress for those who feel that it is appropriate and tolerable to do so. This is a great release to do daily as a standalone sequence or use it prior to stretching to optimise the effectiveness of work you may already be doing.