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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

October 10th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or simply coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Here are some added benefits of stretching from

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Proper Way to Cool Down After Working Out

August 21st, 2017

After any workout session, resistance training, HIIT or cardio your muscles begin to break down. “The immediate time after exercise is essential to muscle and tissue repair, strength building and overall recovery. The post-workout phase is a critical part of any exercise routine,” says Fabio Comana, an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise.

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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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4 Exercising Tips During Pregnancy

November 30th, 2016

The human body miraculously adapts to several different changes throughout life. During pregnancy, the female body experiences several physical changes to accommodate the growth of new life and delivery. However, these changes bring with them the possibility of several ailments that soon-to-be mothers may face. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, we encourage all pregnant 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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Experiencing Back Pain? Check out this Stretch!

September 1st, 2016

Dr. Scott introduces three exercises (Hamstring Stretch, Bridging, & Single Knee to Chest) that are used in treatment plans with patients that experience lower back pain or sciatica. Whether you are unable to come into the office or would like to continue your exercise program at home, these techniques are perfect in helping to reduce

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Importance of Stretching

November 10th, 2015

Each morning most of us initially wake up with a nice stretch. However, we are not doing the proper amount of stretching that should be done daily. The benefits of stretching daily can reach past the scope of the day and benefit us several years from now as we age.

The Importance of Stretching

April 8th, 2015

Stretching works to increase a person’s flexibility and range of motion. These abilities, acquired by frequent stretching, can enhance performance in physical activities and can potentially prevent injuries that would have otherwise occurred due to physical activity. Blood flow is increased to muscles as a result of stretching, which allows for the muscles to perform

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