If you are not using the foam roller correctly you may actually be doing more harm than good. Proper form is crucial in order for it to be effective. I also suggest that you put your foam roller in a conspicuous spot instead of under your bed or in your garage so that you will actually use it! Using the foam roller and stick is a simple and effective way to warm up tight muscles before your run and prevent injury. If you would like to purchase the 10 minute instructional home foam roller and stick routine for $67 please call 858-268-8525 and we will have it sent to you. This routine is the exact routine we teach patients in our sports injury clinic and is highly effective in treating such conditions as Piriformis Syndrome, Gluteus Medius Syndrome, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), Hamstring strains, Shin Splints and other muscular related injuries.