Stretching, a word that is typically thrown around yet minimally utilized. The theories about stretching have frequently fluctuated. Therapeutic stretching however has been proven to be beneficial in many if not most cases.

Stretching in physical therapy is a great tool that is utilized. Physical therapists use stretching as a way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and blood flow. Therapists also utilize stretching to warm up muscles before going through an exercise regime. Stretching in the physical therapy realm is used to release tension in muscles that are tight. Most time stretching is used as a therapy for muscles that are too tight to work on. Stretching is a typical first stage of therapy and is something that patients greatly benefit from.

Stretching on a daily basis is a positive thing, doing the proper stretches is important too! Schedule today at Scott Family Health to ensure safe stretching.