When it comes to physical fitness, strength may be the first thing that comes to mind. And of course, there’s real value in building up our muscles through weight training, regular exercise and athletic pursuits. But if those muscles are tight or aren’t engaged properly, they won’t be performing at their peak. That’s why our certified, licensed physical therapist at Therapeutics Unlimited emphasizes stretching and flexibility for our clients of all ages and fitness levels.
The benefits of stretching and flexibility are many, but as with any other practice involving our bodies, starting a routine too quickly can do more harm than good. And starting too slowly can be a waste of time. That’s why the experienced, hands-on training provided by our physical therapist in our state-of-the-art facility makes all the difference. We structure our programs based on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each person, carefully monitor their progress and adjust accordingly. Understanding the difference between static and dynamic forms of stretching is a key part of our program.
Here are just some of what you can expect from keeping your muscles and joints loose and limber:
Increased blood flow to muscles, improving circulation, decreasing muscle soreness after activity, and speeding recovery.
Improved posture by encouraging proper alignment of the musculoskeletal system
Enhanced stress relief by decreasing muscle tension and tightness during emotional periods. This can come in handy for decreasing tension headaches, and can even help calm your mind.
Relieves back pain by loosening up those tight muscles.
Better range of motion in the joints for freedom of movement.
Improved athletic performance by preparing muscles before beginning physical activity and helping them recover afterward.
No matter your age or fitness level, stretching and flexibility training with our physical therapist at Therapeutics Unlimited can lead to life-changing improvements in your overall wellness. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to arrange an evaluation.
By Therapeutics Unlimited
June 29, 2022