Does foam rolling or massage reduce pain even where you haven’t used it?

We know that foam rolling and massage reduces pain but does this effect only occur in the local area that you have used it or does it affect the whole body?

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  • Spence, A. J., Aboodarda, S. J. and Button, D. (2015) ‚ÄúPain Pressure Threshold of a Muscle Tender Spot Increases Following Local and Non-Local Rolling Massage,‚Äù BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 16(1), pp. 1‚Äì10. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0729-5.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).