Stretching is something you have probably considered doing before, yet even with knowing the benefits of stretching, somehow you never manage to get around to it.
What is the Problem with Not Stretching?
After you sit all day at work, you may start to get tight hips and develop lower back pain.
This is because when you sit too long it puts more pressure on the spine and compresses the vertebrae. This compression can lead to a lot of tightness making it hard for you to move, which increases soreness.
The same concept can apply when you put repetitive pressure on your body during physical activities that you enjoy!
At Our Auburn, WA Office
Dr. Jason Henke using the vibracussor on his patient after doing some assisted stretching. The vibracussor helps ease muscle tension and "fine tune" the adjustment.
What is Assisted Stretching?
Assisted stretching is having someone stretch your body for you. For safety reasons assisted stretches are usually done under the care of a chiropractor or physical therapist. These stretches are done manually or can incorporate special equipment. Assisted stretching can be tailored to individual needs and goals. These stretches can be immediately effective for counteracting tight muscles and relieving many types of pain symptoms.
What are the Potential Benefits of Assisted Stretches?
You have probably learned that there are many benefits of stretching, but when you try to do a total body stretch routine you may find that it is uncomfortable and you are not sure if you are doing it properly.
Then instead of making things better, you could make the soreness worse or even cause an injury if you move incorrectly.
The benefits you could find with assisted stretches are:
Not feeling sore after workouts
Not feeling fatigued during work
Increased blood flow which prevents the delayed onset of sore muscles
Increases range of motion around the joints
Feeling more youthful because able to move freely without pain
Additionally, assisted stretch benefits can also help with getting the “hunch” out of the spine which can give you a more confident and taller appearance.
The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Technique
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a technique that could help you maximize the effectiveness of stretching without causing the sort of discomfort that keeps a lot of people away from it.
Whether you sit at your desk much of the day, perform physical labor, exercise, or are a competitive athlete, AIS can help your work and recovery become more efficient and more fun.
For example, if you sit a lot during the day, assisted stretch therapy can help you to restore looseness and more space in your joints which can help you with lower back pain that is often the result of poor posture.
Ready to Feel Younger and More Confident?
Click here or call our Auburn, WA office at 253.833.4800 to get started in assisted stretch therapy to see how we can help you feel younger, move easier, and live a pain free lifestyle.