Purpose: The chronic effects of unilateral foam rolling (FR) or FR with vibration (VFR) intervention on the rolling and non-rolling sides (cross-education effects) are still unclear. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of unilateral 6-week FR or VFR intervention on ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DF ROM), muscle stiffness, and muscle strength in both rolling and non-rolling sides. Methods: Thirty healthy young men were randomly allocated into the FR (n = 15) or the VFR intervention group (n = 15). Participants performed three sets of unilateral FR or VFR interventions for 60 s of the calf muscles twice/week, for 6 weeks. DF ROM, gastrocnemius muscle stiffness, and maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) torque were assessed in the rolling and non-rolling sides before and after the intervention. Results: The DF ROM increased significantly (p < 0.05) to the same extent in the FR and VFR intervention groups on both rolling (FR: d = 0.58, VFR: d = 0.63) and non-rolling (FR: d = 0.39, VFR: d = 0.50) sides. Similarly, the passive torque at DF ROM increased significantly (p < 0.05) to the same extent in the FR and VFR intervention groups on both rolling (FR: d = 0.85, VFR: d = 0.77) and non-rolling (FR: d = 0.76, VFR: d = 0.68) sides. However, there were no significant changes in muscle stiffness and MVIC after FR and VFR interventions on both the rolling and non-rolling sides. FR and VFR interventions could increase the ROM in both the rolling and non-rolling sides but could not change muscle stiffness and strength. Conclusions: The results showed that it is not necessarily needed to perform VFR to increase ROM in the long term.

Kasahara K., Konrad A., Yoshida R., Murakami Y., Sato S., Aizawa K., et al. (2022). Comparison between 6-week foam rolling intervention program with and without vibration on rolling and non-rolling sides. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 122(9), 2061-2070 [10.1007/s00421-022-04975-7].

Comparison between 6-week foam rolling intervention program with and without vibration on rolling and non-rolling sides

Thomas E.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Purpose: The chronic effects of unilateral foam rolling (FR) or FR with vibration (VFR) intervention on the rolling and non-rolling sides (cross-education effects) are still unclear. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the effects of unilateral 6-week FR or VFR intervention on ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DF ROM), muscle stiffness, and muscle strength in both rolling and non-rolling sides. Methods: Thirty healthy young men were randomly allocated into the FR (n = 15) or the VFR intervention group (n = 15). Participants performed three sets of unilateral FR or VFR interventions for 60 s of the calf muscles twice/week, for 6 weeks. DF ROM, gastrocnemius muscle stiffness, and maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) torque were assessed in the rolling and non-rolling sides before and after the intervention. Results: The DF ROM increased significantly (p < 0.05) to the same extent in the FR and VFR intervention groups on both rolling (FR: d = 0.58, VFR: d = 0.63) and non-rolling (FR: d = 0.39, VFR: d = 0.50) sides. Similarly, the passive torque at DF ROM increased significantly (p < 0.05) to the same extent in the FR and VFR intervention groups on both rolling (FR: d = 0.85, VFR: d = 0.77) and non-rolling (FR: d = 0.76, VFR: d = 0.68) sides. However, there were no significant changes in muscle stiffness and MVIC after FR and VFR interventions on both the rolling and non-rolling sides. FR and VFR interventions could increase the ROM in both the rolling and non-rolling sides but could not change muscle stiffness and strength. Conclusions: The results showed that it is not necessarily needed to perform VFR to increase ROM in the long term.
Kasahara K., Konrad A., Yoshida R., Murakami Y., Sato S., Aizawa K., et al. (2022). Comparison between 6-week foam rolling intervention program with and without vibration on rolling and non-rolling sides. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 122(9), 2061-2070 [10.1007/s00421-022-04975-7].
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