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Category: Stretching

Improve Your Health, Strength, and Physical Activity with These 4 Simple Tips!

March 10th, 2020

It’s not always easy to be active. We’ve all been there – letting the dumbbells collect dust in the garage, throwing the yoga mat in the storage closet, constantly walking by the running shoes without a second glance. However, once you get in the habit of being habit, it becomes much easier. With these 4

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Exercises & Stretches for Arthritis Pain

November 1st, 2019

Your hips and knees provide complex movements for the body by incorporating multiple joints, muscles, and tendons. When there is damage to any of those joints, muscles, or tendons, it can make moving the hips or knees increasingly difficult. Luckily, with the help of physical therapy, you can find relief for your hip and knee

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

October 20th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance are important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more about some of

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Stretching – and Their Benefits

June 10th, 2018

If you’ve ever grumbled to yourself that “stretching” is a rather vague fitness directive to get from your doctor or physical therapist, you’re not alone. There’s definitely more than one way to stretch. Done properly, the moves you make can help you recover from an injury, or prevent future problems. But unfortunately, choosing the wrong

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The Unexpected Benefits of Stretching

May 10th, 2018

Many non-athletes — and even a few actual jocks — are guilty of either rushing through their warm-up stretching, or skipping the cool-down moves after the workout. Yet, along with cardio and strength-training, stretching also delivers significant health benefits. You probably already know that stretching extends your overall range of motion, while also elasticizing your

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Aching Shoulders? Tips and Stretches

June 29th, 2015

We depend on our shoulders for many daily activities: from brushing your teeth to driving your car. Most of these movements may seem simple, but, as Magnolia therapist Ryan Marek points out, the shoulder is the most complicated joint in the human body. “The best way to think of the shoulder is a ball and

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The Benefits of Stretching

August 29th, 2014

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing

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