When you stretch your body, you lengthen your muscles. You also relieve tension and improve flexibility and your range of motion. However, it can be challenging to know what stretching exercises are right for you and how to perform them properly. Our team at Integrated Body is here to help patients in Palo Alto and Menlo Park find the care they need to live healthy and pain-free lives. That’s why we offer stretch sessions as part of our chiropractic care.
Stretching for Total Wellness and Injury Repair
Stretching sessions can include one specific set of muscles, whereas other stretching sessions may focus on specific parts of the body. If you have specific injuries you want to address, our chiropractors will help you determine the best way to stretch your body to avoid further damage and to see an improvement in the way your body feels.
Techniques for Stretch Sessions
Several techniques can be used to improve the benefits of your stretching session. Our chiropractors will assess all techniques that may be beneficial for your injury or condition before helping you determine which options will help you most.
One useful technique is myofascial release. Myofascial release can be active or passive. This technique is used to improve your mobility and prevent the myofascial tissue from restricting your range of motion.
Resistive range of motion techniques are also beneficial. These techniques involve pushing or pulling some sort of resisting force. You will contract and then relax your muscles against force to create more range in your movements.
We will help you learn how to contract and relax the muscles effectively. Some people struggle to control their muscles, and our professionals can help you understand how to identify and use your muscles more effectively. This can help you build more strength and improve muscle tone to accompany your stretching sessions.
The Benefits of Stretching
Stretching under the guidance of a professional has many benefits. Not only do you experience an increase in flexibility, but you will also notice that your chiropractic adjustments last longer when you maintain a stretching routine. Stretching also decreases muscle tension, improves your balance, and improves your posture.
Visit Us for Stretching Sessions
If you are looking for a chiro in Menlo Park, Revitalize Integrated Body Systems is here to help. Our family chiropractors can help you stretch your muscles safely and effectively. Call our office today to schedule your first consultation.