The Importance of Stretching Exercises

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Stretching exercises are essential for Injury and Fall Prevention. If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness, or tightness in your joints, stretching is an easy way to help improve your quality of life.

At Zona Physical Therapy, we accommodate many clients who come in because they’re experiencing issues with their joints and muscles. We recommend that they stretch at least three times per week to move freely and without restriction.

There are many different types of stretching exercises that you can do to help keep your body flexible and healthy:

  • Cat/Camel Stretch
    This is an ideal exercise for warming up or cooling down after a workout. It stretches your back and chest muscles, including your hip flexors.
  • Square Pose
    This pose is perfect for stretching hamstrings and calves. You should feel it in your hips as well.
  • Standing Quadriceps Stretch
    This exercise stretches the front of the thigh muscle group (quadriceps). That is important for runners and other athletes who need good knee mobility to perform well in their sport.

The basic premise of stretching is extending a joint as far as possible while keeping proper form. The most common mistake people make when stretching is overstretching—going beyond what their bodies can comfortably handle. In doing so, they risk pulling on their tendons or making their muscles tense up.

Our Orthopedic Physical Therapy wants to help you get the proper stretching practices to prevent pain and injury.

Our Physical Therapy in Georgia is committed to providing a high-quality experience for every patient.

We offer a wide range of services, including Strength Conditioning and Wellness Services. Please contact us today if you’d like to learn more about our Physical Therapy Clinic in Suwanee, Georgia.

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