Oftentimes, athletes have injuries that a foam roller would help with. IT band pain is an injury that is frequently helped with a foam roller. In our search for the right foam roller for the job, this one was recommended by physical therapists and athletes alike.
It received overwhelmingly positive feedback in terms of how it held up, it’s efficacy and the compact size.
Sturdy foam roller lasts and works well on sore spots
The TP GRID Roller is a compact, heavy-duty roller with different grid patterns on the surface suitable for an assortment of manipulations and applications. The GRID on this foam roller provides a better and deeper massage due to its unique design of foam wrapped around a hard plastic core. In short, it mimics deep tissue massage and helps with both recovery and injury prevention.
Traditional foam rollers, on the other hand, are mushy. And while they do work, they simply don’t last. And they don’t work as well as the Trigger Point Grid foam Roller according to athletes and DPTs who use them. Everyone prefers the compact size of the Trigger Point Therapy roller over that of traditional rollers since the GRID foam roller is 13” long 5” deep.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy is not a new concept. It's is a gentle massage technique, a type of manual therapy, that targets localized areas of tenderness in soft tissue. This simple, manual technique relieves pain, restores range of motion and can significantly shorten recovery time. This foam roller is developed based on trigger point therapy.
Apparently the roller can also be used for strength training although we did not evaluate the roller for this application. The roller DVD combo pack shows you how to use the roller for musculoskeletal pain and for strength training and presents a good value for the money- particularly if you suffer from injury often.
The Grid Zones and what they mean
There are three different zones on the roller. The low and flat sections of the roller are meant to feel like you are being massaged with a forearm or palm. The pointier area on the foam roller has the sensation of fingertips pressing on your skin. Then the medium tubular section of the foam roller is meant to feel like fingers and thumbs.
In conclusion, this foam roller is more costly than the traditional foam roller. However, the performance factor alone make it worth the investment. Typically, these run under $50 for the foam roller alone.
Comes with a one-year warranty.