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SMR Anterior Tibialis Foam Roll

The SMR Anterior Tibialis Foam Roll exercise helps to restore the shin muscles to normal resting lengths. This is an effective flexibility exercise to reduce the pain of shin splints.

  • Place the foam roller a few inches above the ankle joint and assume an elbow plank position. 
  • Elbows should be slightly below shoulders at the starting position. 
  • Slightly internally rotate the foot so that the muscle is on the roller, not the bone. 
  • Keeping the core engaged, slowly roll up the muscle from a few inches above the ankle to a few inches below the knee joint. 
  • Hold any tender spots for 30-90 seconds (try to relax and breathe deeply). 
  • Slowly roll back down to starting position.
  • Repeat with left leg.
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