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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What is referred pain? do you have a pain you cannot solve?

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It is pain felt in a part of the body other than its actual source. In other words you are suffering from an ailment that doesn’t really exist? Not really, due to our body’s immense complex neurological system pain can deviate from the source and spread all the way down the actual neural pathways. If you want to be treated effectively, it is very crucial to find the real source of your injury. Speak to us if you’re unsure what to do…

Muscle Overuse Injuries – Getting it right!

Overuse Injuries

Overuse strain injury. Overuse strain injury definition. (Or “repetitive strain injury“, RSI, “repetitive strain disorder”): Any tendon or muscle injury resulting from overuse, usually in the hand, wrist, or arm.

by: Dr Virosha Deonarain: It is always a hot topic, with more and more people becoming increasingly driven to getting that slim waist and toned legs that celebrities are always flaunting…but its true…getting your body active again, as when you were a child, is nature’s way of maintaining a youthful you.  The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability.

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Active isolated stretching for runners

At #StretchtherapySA we have a special interest and expertise in working with runners and has become the referral centre in the Pretoria area for tight runners with chronic pain and injuries as well as athlete’s that are looking for performance enhancement and injury prevention. We treat marathoners every week of the year, but see a significant increase in the number of marathoners we treat in the months running up to the more popular events in South Africa, like the two oceans and comrades marathon.

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