5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

July 20th, 2019

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in increasing flexibility, which can

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What are the Best Morning Stretches?

February 8th, 2018

For most people, a morning routine is critical to starting the day. Drinking a cup of coffee, eating a balanced breakfast, and watching television is a great start to the day. While this tradition is enjoyable, adding in a few morning stretches will reinvigorate your entire body. Not only will stretching energize you, but it will also help protect you from encountering injuries. As Long Island physical therapists, we consistently recommend morning stretches as a great way to start the day and prevent injury.

What are Static Stretches?

July 7th, 2017

Your warm up is over; you performed your stretches, and finished a killer workout. But, before you give yourself a big pat on the back, there is still one final step to be done-static stretches. Static stretches are ideal for post workouts, otherwise known as the cool down. You would never want to perform static

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4 Dynamic Stretches

July 5th, 2017

What most people don’t know is that there are many different styles of stretches. Static, dynamic and ballistic are just some of the many types. Exercise physiologist Len Kravitz recommends performing dynamic stretches before you begin your workout. When performing dynamic stretches, you are using stretches that are dynamic, which means you are moving as

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The Benefits of Stretching

June 29th, 2017

Now that your body is warmed up, it’s time to move on to stretching. But before I get into the different types of stretches, let’s discuss the benefits. According to sports trainer Brad Walker, author of The Anatomy of Stretching, stretching accomplishes four main goals. 4 Main Goals of Stretching: 1. Improve range of movement

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Is Stretching a Warm Up?

June 27th, 2017

Stretching is a warm up. True or False Stretching is not warming up! But, it is an important part of warming up. Warming up is exactly how it sounds, raising our body temperature (which stretching does not do). The National Sports Medicine Institute states, “ A warm-up is a session which takes place prior to doing physical

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The Benefits of Stretching

November 23rd, 2016

Many people consider stretching to be an unnecessary phase of the exercising process. Some think of it as a tactic employed only by injured people to regain control of their bodies. Others believe that it is only necessary for people performing at the pinnacle of physical ability– athletes, marathon runners and bodybuilders. However, stretching is

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