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In addition to improving range of motion, stretching is extremely relaxing & useful.
Functional Stretching is effective for the Rehabilitation Treatment of Orthopedic conditions or injury.
However effective outcomes are based on the individual programs for each patient.
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• Identifying with the research on stretching & flexibility for people, including athletes
• It's important to remember that the goal of stretching is to develop & maintain an appropriate range of motion around specific joints.
• It's also important to realise that stretching (or releasing) tight muscles should go hand in hand with strengthening the weak muscles.
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Ageing affects parts of the body differently.•
To avoid decrease in strength & performance that may occur in athletes due to static stretching before competition or activity, dynamic stretching is recommended for warm-up.
David as your osteopath can advise which stretches, that are specific to you & the environment you are in.
SELF HELPOpen or Close
Stretching helps to balance muscle groups. Which may may be be overused during exercise or as a result of bad posture.
• When a joint has limited range of motion, muscles, tendons & ligaments are at risk to strains & sprains.
• When you stretch on a regular basis the length of your muscles & tendons is increased.
• As a result of this, muscle tension is minimised & normal range of movement is increased thus improving muscle balance & posture.
• The more flexible & pliable your muscles, the less chance you will be prone to injuries.
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Stretching is great for all ages & levels of flexibility.
• It's not only great for the body but also good for the mind as it induces a sense of well-being & relaxation.
• Stretching can be done almost anywhere & at anytime & is easily incorporated as part of your daily routine.
• Studies support the use of thirty second stretches, as part of general conditioning to improve range of motion.
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After exercise or physical exertion, cool down & hold a given stretch only until you feel a slight pulling in the muscle, but no pain.
As you hold the stretch the muscle will relax.
Stretching for 30 seconds for a muscle each day, increases range of motion.
As you feel less tension you can increase the stretch again until you feel the same slight pull.
Hold this position until you feel no further increase.
Stretching programs frequently need to be individualised.
David has undergone post graduate studies, together with his experience developing his ability to identify the indications for therapeutic stretching
& to identify & develop a functional rehabilitation which is most suitable for your conditions
'he is committed to his patients and his goal is to address issues as quickly as possible'
David will explain to you what treatment you'll need, how to speed up your recovery & when you can return to your regular activities & sports.
He may prescribe special exercises together with treatment to increase your joint mobility & performance.
Together with stretching your muscle groups accordingly, strengthening weak muscles, to restore muscle balance.
‘I am now walking and living pain free for the first time in 3 years’
In regard to pain, David takes a thorough history with consultation, guiding his examination. This determines for any individual the quality, duration & origin of this condition, how it uniquely affects you & how best to provide treatment.