Stretching may seem like no big deal or something reserved for athletes, but it can benefit most anyone and bring pronounced healing and bolstered well-being. When stretching is encouraged by or performed by clinical experts, you can glean a broad range of benefits, from reduced pain to more rapid healing from an injury.
Our medical team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, aims to help you function and move as best as possible, using specialized techniques in stretching. Our physical therapists can also help support your well-being through many therapeutic stretching techniques and guidance.
Benefits of stretching
Stretching on a regular basis, especially once your muscles are warmed up before exercise, after exercise, and when you’re healing from a sports injury or managing chronic pain, can help prevent your muscles from growing short and tight. This staves off injury, or further injury, and enhances your range of motion. Stretching also helps keep your muscles flexible, healthy, and strong so that you can move about freely and easily.
If you have a sports injury, arthritis, or chronic pain in your back, knees, neck, or other areas, our onsite physical therapy team can help you learn the best stretches to practice during sessions and at home. Stretching properly is very important for when you have a chronic condition or injury, so it’s important to work with a qualified professional.
Benefits of stretching
Our team is trained and experienced in therapeutic stretching. Stretching your tissues in appropriate ways and using specialized techniques can enhance your wellness by releasing adhesions, improving circulation throughout your body, minimizing any swelling and inflammation, and easing spasms linked with lingering pain.
All of these benefits can make way for faster healing once you’ve been injured, and improve your quality of life and ability to move about with ease.
You may be an especially good candidate for therapeutic stretching if you’re struggling with:
- Chronic low back, neck, or shoulder pain
- Frequent headaches
- Tension and fatigue related to emotional stress
Throughout and after your stretching session, you may notice a slower heart rate, deeper breathing, and physical relaxation. As a result, you may have brighter or more relaxed moods and sleep better at night. Research has also linked routine stretching with reduced work stress and lower blood pressure.
To learn more about stretching therapy or to get the care and support you need, call our office or request an appointment online today. We would love to help you find your way to greater relaxation and less pain.