Most of you have likely been encouraged to stretch. Fitness professionals instruct clients to stretch as a warm-up and a cool-down for workouts. Coaches tell athletes to stretch to prevent injuries. Physical therapists educate patients to stretch muscles that might be contributing to joint pain or dysfunction. After treating patients for over 24 years, I can’t think of one patient who didn’t need to include stretching in their physical therapy plan or home exercise program.
The human body is meant to move, but unfortunately, many of us live sedentary lives. Even those who regularly exercise may spend most of their day sitting for work or home activities. This leads to muscles and other soft tissues getting tight and losing their elasticity.
Regular stretching leads to a wider range of motion and helps make movement easier. Consistent stretching can:
- Prevent needless pain and injury
- Improve posture, muscle imbalances, and movement patterns
- Restore the body’s ideal range of motion
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Promote relaxation and overall well-being
This is why I created the ReFlex Stretch Studio. Since our providers are either trained physical therapists or physical therapist assistants, your session is tailored to your specific needs and around any pre-existing injuries or limitations. Sessions are 25 or 50 minutes long and can be purchased individually or in packages. If you’d benefit from increased flexibility, give it a try. Your first stretch is 60% off and you’ll leave feeling better than before!
Jennifer Schnieders, DPT
Outbound Physical Therapy & Rehab
3600 Country Club Dr.
(573) 606-7100 | outboundrehab.com