The newly updated second edition of Foam Roller Techniques is now available with full-color images and new anatomical diagrams. This OPTP exclusive guide contains 47 pages of descriptive instructions and clear photo demonstrations of self-massage techniques using the foam roller for each muscle group.

To understand the benefits of foam roller therapy, one can look to the benefits of massage in general. Fascia is prone to soft-tissue adhesions, including taut bands and knots; it needs to be stretched and massaged to maintain its elasticity and extensibility. Self-massage on the foam roller is comparable to deep-tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.

Performing foam roller exercises on a regular basis will help increase flexibility, reduce muscle tension and pain, and improve rehab and fitness outcomes.

About OPTP

OPTP (Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products) is a premier provider of an extensive range of physical therapy, fitness and wellness products, including many exclusive and innovative tools and resources developed by renowned experts. Over the past 30 years, the company has built a worldwide reputation for providing exceptional customer service and quality products.

For more information on Foam Roller Techniques, or a free OPTP catalog, visit or contact the company at: OPTP P.O. Box 47009 Minneapolis, MN 55447; or call (800) 367-7393.