Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller Cover Photo

Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller

By Karl Knopf

Unlock the healing powers of the trigger point foam roller with step-by-step exercises anyone can do at home


Deceptively simple yet incredibly versatile, the trigger point foam roller is a highly effective tool for speeding the recovery of sore muscles. A complete guide to using this amazing piece of equipment for self-massage, Trigger Point Therapy with the Foam Roller shows how to soothe, relieve, and heal the tight muscles caused by everything from hours sitting at a desk to overdoing it at the gym.


Lightweight, compact, and easy to take on the go, the trigger point foam roller’s unique design emulates the fingertips, thumbs, and palms used in a real massage, making it ideal for releasing tension, alleviating pain, rehabilitating injuries, increasing flexibility, and improving core strength. With 50 effective exercises paired with step-by-step photos, this essential guide helps you roll your way to better posture, fewer injuries, and deeper relaxation.


Also included are routines designed to help prevent muscle strain, as well as special workout programs to give athletes of all levels the edge in any arena, whether you’re hitting the track, the court, or the slopes.

Dr. Karl Knopf

Karl Knopf

Dr. Karl Knopf, or Dr. Karl, as his students used to call him, has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for over 40 years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.


While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Tech­nician Program and Life Long Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisor board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.


In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.

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Released: November 2014
Price: $14.95

ISBN-10: 1612433545
ISBN-13: 9781612433547

7.5" x 9.25"
144 pages


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