The use of a foam roller is consistent with restorative training methods. However, a simple tool usually has many, many uses. Bret Contreras has a series of exercises that are ridiculously simple but powerfully effective. Please look at this link and try these drills. You may underestimate the effectiveness of this method. It has tremendous value. Check it out. http://bretcontreras.com/2011/03/foam-roller-core-stability-series/