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To request an appointment, please call (425) 673-3900. You may also fill out the form below.

Why We're Here

PacificSpineCare is dedicated to education on spinal conditions and treatment options. Our purpose is to provide spine education to help patients, families, and friends a better understand spine issues and their non-surgical and surgical solutions. Our goal is to educate in the clinic setting as well as the online community.

Foam Rolling: Benefits and Techniques

Foam Rolling: Benefits and Techniques

Foam rolling has become a popular self-massage technique over the past few years among patients of all ages. Benefits include: reduced muscle soreness and tightness, increased blood flow to tissue, increased mobility, and increased flexibility when combined with stretching. Additionally, foam rolling requires little equipment, can be done regularly, and independently.

Some important parameters for the using a foam roll include:

  • Only roll over soft tissue, never roll over joints or bony landmarks
  • Focus on major muscle groups
  • Move slowly from each area to the next only rolling for about 30 seconds on each
  • If you are currently being treated for an injury or illness check with your healthcare provider before foam rolling
  • Mild to moderate discomfort and tenderness is normal, pain is not

Foam Rolls can usually be found at a local sporting goods stores, Target, Amazon, or specialty running stores.

Offices Located in Washington

Edmonds Orthopedic Center

7320 216th St. SW
Suite #320
Edmonds, WA 98026

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Swedish Mill Creek

13020 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett, WA 98208

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North Kitsap Medical Center

20700 Bond Road NE
Building B, Suite #103
Poulsbo, WA 98370

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Our Surgical Suites

The Swedish Orthopedic Institute
601 Broadway Suites #600 & #700 Seattle, WA 98122
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Swedish Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave. W. Edmonds, WA 98026
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