More info about Stretch Therapy

What is Stretch Therapy?

In the South African based stretch therapy practices the majority of patients benefiting the most from this treatment are those suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain. Including muscular atrophy, joint pathology, spinal degenerative conditions, pre-surgical rehabilitation & mobilization, sport injury and professional sports performance.

Getting assistance during stretching is very crucial in achieving maximal results and minimal injuries. Hans de Wit, Master Therapist will exactly know where to take you and where to stop, working each muscle individually until a complete uniform balance is achieved.

image 1Stretching has been scientifically proven to have an ‘analgesic effect’ making patients feel better immediately while still having the full advantage of a very precise and isolated rehabilitation session.
Stretch Therapy spans the entire technique called ‘active isolated stretching’ and ‘active isolated strengthening’. This technique is very useful right from rehabilitation to performance enhancement. Stretch therapy comprises the following main elements:
Stretching
Re-patterning
Strengthening
Relaxation

Together, Stretch Therapy elements enable anyone to improve flexibility, to perform ordinary and extraordinary tasks with greater ease and better performance for longer in life.

Stretch Therapy is the safest, most efficient method for anyone to achieve grace and ease in daily life, whether as an office worker, or an athlete. Stretch Therapy is used by pregnant women, teenagers, sports people, coaches, employers, and men and women of all ages.

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Stretching before or after exercise?

As a professional in stretch therapy and active isolated stretching specialist, I have always noticed considerable confusion related to stretching and warming up. Here is how to be safe without wasting time.

Is stretching considered warming up? 

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The lower limb stretch revolution, now available at StretchingSA

10 Reasons to love Ideal Stretch, available at StretchingSA!

Back Relief – Stretching the hamstrings relieves back pressure and pain.

Knee Relief – Athletes commonly suffer from tight Illio-Tibial (IT) Band muscles. IdealStretch isolates short IT Band muscles often relieving lateral knee pain.

Groin Stretch

 

Groin Stretch

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The US councel of exercise top 10 reasons to stretch

1. Decreases muscle stiffness and increases range of motion

Stretching helps improve your range of motion which may also slow the degeneration of the joints.

2. Reduce your risk of injury

A flexible muscle is less likely to become injured. By increasing the range of motion in a particular joint through stretching, you may decrease the resistance on your muscles during various activities.

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