Many of us have a foam roller somewhere — neatly tucked away in a closet, propped up in the corner of the bedroom or gathering dust bunnies under the sofa. I challenge you to get it out and sit on it. The foam roller can be your best friend and arguably your most important friend as you hit the pavement or the gym, preparing for your next run or workout. I use the foam roller with many of my clients both before and after a workout to help identify adhesions or imbalances in the muscles, soft tissue and fascia. Think of it as your way of checking in with your body and warming up and hydrating your muscles and fascia before your workout.