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Stretch of the Week: Thai Massage Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

The final stretch of the week for October, which will round out our partner stretching theme for the month, is called the Thai Massage Stretch. One partner will get a chest and inner arm stretch with this, while the other partner will get a slight chest and calf stretch.

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Stretch of the Week: Revolved Forward Fold Partner Side Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

We will be performing the Revolved Forward Fold Partner Side Stretch for the third week of October. It is one of my favorites, as it stretches the sides of the body, the inner thighs, the hamstrings and the low back.

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Stretch of the Week: Partner Twist Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

In the second week of October we will be performing the Partner Twist Stretch. This stretch will target the spine, arms and chest.

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Stretch of the Week: Wide Legged Straddle

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

The Month of October is all about partner stretching! Stretching is more fun when done with someone, so grab a friend and get ready to do the Wide Legged Straddle.

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Stretch of the Week: Flexion/Extension Foot Exercise

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

In the last week of September we will be performing a combination of movements from week 2 and week 3 of this month, so make sure you go back and check them out!

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Stretching Vs. Warming Up: What’s the Difference?

Posted on by Brian Whittington

One of the more frequent questions I am asked when conducting physical therapy evaluations is “Did my injury occur because I did not stretch before my physical activity?” That’s a great question and the quick answer is no…..and yes. Let me explain.

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Happy Feet! Tips For Keeping Your Feet Healthy

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

It’s not uncommon for runners, cyclists and triathletes to have calluses, lost toe nails, pain behind the heel, bunions, and other aches and pains. Feet absorb so much force and can either make these activities comfortable or miserable.

Fortunately, there are some things that can be done to help keep active feet pain-free, including exercises. That said, prior to beginning any exercise program, it is recommended to consult with your physician, physical or occupational therapist to determine which exercises are best for you.

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Stretch of the Week: Top of the Foot Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

In the third week of September we will be performing the Top of the Foot Stretch.

This is a bonus stretch because in addition to stretching the top of the foot, it stretches the shin muscles too! To perform this stretch you will need a sturdy chair. Please do not attempt this stretch if you have any foot or shin injuries.

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