Why You Should Focus on Stretching & Foam Rolling in 2019

Injury begins and ends with bad habits that are formed over a long period of time. As active people, working professionals, athletes, mothers and fathers we tend to ignore the signs & symptoms related to pre-injury potential until it is too late. Understanding and identifying the reason you were injured is not as important as the steps you should take to lift yourself out of the compromised state of injury. Factors that play a role in pre-injury include; Over training, poor [...]

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Foam Rolling & Stretching Prevents Injury while Saving Lives

By Mark Harman (owner, EMT-P, BS Biology) Stretch Therapy Dallas “Take Your Recovery To The Next Level!” Taking A Proactive Approach For Healthy Muscles & Joints  Stretching has never been an activity people look forward to or even consider necessary for optimal performance on a daily basis. The act of stretching can be difficult, frustrating, agonizing, painful, confusing and many times boring. Many of us, myself included have done or many still do the bare minimum in order to avoid a catastrophic injury; the irony is, a bunch of small micro tears [...]

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The Vibrating Foam Roller Scam

 Are vibrating foam rollers effective for recovery? Ans: No. The reason that vibrating foam rollers are not good for recovery is because the vibrating mechanism is a distraction & ineffective at the most basic level of the knot or adhesion that is causing discomfort. There is no scientifically based or empirical data that suggests that […]

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Clearing Up Fake Foam Rolling News for 2019

My inbox is filling up with these basic foam rolling “Do’s and Do Not’s.” This article will focus on Truth vs. Myth. After running a successful foam rolling company for over the past 5 years while building my client base through Stretch Therapy out of Dallas, Tx, I am an expert related to foam rolling and self-myofascial release. Although […]

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Natural Sciatica Pain Relief Using Stretch Therapy Methods

FACTS & TREATMENTS For SCIATICA According to CDC statistics, approximately 20-40% of the population suffers from sciatica at once in a lifetime is most common during people's 40s and 50s, and men are more frequently affected than   The condition has been known since ancient times.The first known use of the word sciatica dates from 1451. Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back.  ciatica is generally caused by the compression [...]

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Why Foam Roll & Stretch Everyday?

Stretch Therapy Dallas Our ideas, methods and science is based on the Stretch Therapy program out of Dallas, Tx. The Stretch Therapy session Sunday (08/05/18) focused on a few areas that clients complained about. The first focus was low back (sacral area), IT-band and finally focused on the scapular area of the upper back. At the end […]

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Foam Rolling Basics

  For Those of you who do not know me, my name is Mark Harman, the inventor of the Atlas Foam Roller & Stretch Therapy Methods based out of Dallas, TX. Before I could teach my clients and customers how to become flexible & take care of their musculoskeletal injuries I had to perfect all possible […]

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