Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Science

First Advisor

Chad Smith


Static stretching has been shown to elicit an acute improvement in range of motion (ROM) in both the contralateral and ipsilateral limb. However, static stretching has also been shown to impair performance. Foam rolling has been used in clinical settings as well as by the general population to increase ROM without impairing performance. To date, there is limited research evaluating the effect of foam rolling on the contralateral limb. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the effect of foam rolling on ROM and single-leg drop jump performance in the foam rolled and non-foam rolled legs. The results of this study may help to understand the mechanism through which foam rolling can improve ROM.