Do you want to rely less on frequent manual therapy sessions with your practicioner and be able to effectively release sore and tight muscles at home?
Well don’t be fooled by their bright colours, these little guys mean business. If you already know the benefits of foam rollers or spiky balls you will appreciate the advantage The Point of Relief has.
The Point of Relief was designed by Luke Campbell (2004 Olympic Volleyballer) in consultation with the doctors, physios, masseurs and acupuncturists that help to treat him throughout his career. Luke found that during his career there was many products on the market to help with pain, but nothing that really hit the spot and made a difference.
What Does the Point Of Release Do?
The Point of Relief’s design is to get into those difficult, hard to reach areas of the muscles. Allowing a deeper more effective trigger point release.
The Point of Relief works similar to a foam roller or spiky ball, with similar principles of myofascial release. However because of the larger surface area, the foam roller and the spiky ball work more on superficial release. The Point of Relief uses it’s specific point, to give a much deeper and more effective trigger point release. Providing pain relief, stiffness and aching within the muscles and body.
It’s a very versatile tool and can be used on all areas of the body. At Well Heeled Podiatry we encourage the point of relief as part of our patients treatment programs for injuries such as heel pain, shin splints of Achille’s Issue as the ability to mobilise the calf, peroneals, tibialis anterior and platar fascia will allow better function. Myofacail release is also a big part of our Foot Mobilsiation Therapy. However it helpful for anyone who suffers pain or body stiffness and wants to feel better.
However we suggest starting off with a spiky ball under your foot and working your way up to The Point of Relief.
How to Use The Point Of Relief
The Video below will demonstrate the active relief of the Plantar Fascia, which is very importance for good foot function and helping to relieve heel pain.
Sitting or standing, move the sole of your foot along the Point of Relief until you feel a “tender spot”. You may choose to just press down and hold on painful areas to relieve tension. Fo further relief we advised on moving the toes up and down for active relief.
Follow the same techniques for;
The calf (gastrocnemius and soleus), rotating the leg outwards to target more of the outside calf and peroneals if required.
The tibailais anterior which is fantastic for shin splint pain and tightness.
The point for relief myofascial trigger point relief tool’s retails for $40 and it is available at Well Heeled Podiatry.