One of the most important parts of a physical therapy treatment plan is stretching. A physical therapist will incorporate targeted stretches into each treatment plan they design, in order to target problem areas for their patients. While strength and endurance exercises are also incredibly important, stretching can be especially helpful in helping a patient manage
Some people think that stretching is an unnecessary part of exercising. The truth is that stretching is a necessary component of exercise. According to physical therapists, stretching is an important part of one’s daily routine, whether you’re exercising or not. The 5 Benefits of Stretching 1. Stretching specific exercises prior to exercising helps the muscles
Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program or as an afterthought that gets done only if time permits? Since no one ever has enough time, it’s time for you to reconsider how you view stretching and consider adding it to
Do you greet the morning with a smile, or do you wince in anticipation of the pain you’re about to experience? If the first motions you make to start your day are painful enough to make you think twice about getting out of bed, you’re certainly not alone. A variety of conditions can cause morning
If we were the betting type, we’d guess most of the people reading this are sitting down right now. It’s not a wild stretch of the imagination—most Americans spend around 12 hours per day sitting. Unfortunately, this kind of excessive sedentary behavior has been linked with an increased risk for chronic disease and early death.
Almost everything a child needs at school can be found in one place—their back. From books and notepads to pens and a laptop, a child’s backpack includes all the supplies they need to succeed. But did you know that these backpacks could be the underlying cause for spinal pain in your child? That hundreds of
Stretching is a very important part of physical therapy. In fact, most physical therapists will incorporate some sort of targeted stretches into the treatment plans they create. While strength and endurance exercises are also undoubtedly important parts of physical therapy, stretching can benefit anyone, whether you are an athlete or someone trying to manage their