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"Foam Rolling: an update of its value in sports" with Dr. Jan Wilke

Foam rolling is one of the most frequently used methods by athletes and coaches in the sports, health and fitness sector, but there are many questions to be answered. Duration ? Frequency ? Speed ? In which way? Static or Dynamic? and many more....

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"Foam Rolling: an update of its value in sports" with Dr. Jan Wilke
"Foam Rolling: an update of its value in sports" with Dr. Jan Wilke

Time & Location

15 Δεκ 2021, 7:00 μ.μ. – 8:30 μ.μ. EET



About the Event


 Self-massage treatments of muscle and connective tissue with small  rollers, sticks, or balls have gained worldwide popularity. Even more,  foam rolling is one of the most frequently used methods by athletes  and coaches in the sports, health and fitness sector. Studies  demonstrate that rolling, if used correctly, can enhance range of  motion, improve performance, decrease pain, and accelerate recovery.

  However, there are still many misconceptions about essential  parameters such as optimal treatment duration, speed, or intensity.

  The workshop will provide participants with the cutting edge knowledge  about the mechanisms of foam rolling (tissue-specific and neural  adaptations), different techniques (static compression, slow and fast  rolling, shearing), and specific recommendations for different  populations (e.g. young vs. old persons, athletes with or without  pain).

What to expect:

 It will, furthermore, answer the following (and several more)  questions:  - When should I use static and when dynamic rolling? - Should I perform stretching or rolling to improve flexibility? Can I  combine both? - Should foam rolling to improve regeneration be performed before or  after training? - Can I reduce muscle sorness using foam rolling? - How do I treat trigger point pain with rolling? - What are the risks of foam rolling treatments? - Are effects of foam rolling due to local adaptations such as  improved blood flow and reduced stiffness or due to neural adaptations  (e.g. improved pain tolerance)?


We’ll send you the link within 2 days of the live event! (Available for 7 days after the event)



Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021

Time: 7.00pm-8.30pm with Q&A (GR time)

Via: Zoom platform

Speaker: Dr. Jan Wilke

Language: English

Cost: 45 euros

About Dr. Jan Wilke:

Dr. Jan Wilke leads the “Fascia in Motion” research group at Frankfurt  University, Germany. He is a member of the American College of Sports  Medicine, and has been invited as a Visiting Fellow by Amsterdam  University (the Netherlands) and Liverpool University (the UK).  His  chapter on Myofascial Chains, published in Gray’s Anatomy, represents  the worldwide first anatomical atlas contributions explicitly focusing  on fascia and movement. With more than 100 publications, Wilke is one  of the most active researchers in his field. In addition to academic  tasks, he is a conditioning coach and has worked with numerous  high-level athletes, including the former world No. 1 tennis player, Angelique Kerber.

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