Stretching: Before or After Activity?

September 21st, 2017

When Should You Do Stretching Exercises? A majority of our patients here are an active bunch.  They lead active, purposeful lives and do a wide array of physical activities.  They’re always asking us about stretching.   Routintely, we get asked how long to hold stretches, when to do them, and which ones to do.  For

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Best Calf Stretches

February 9th, 2016

Best Calf Stretches The physical therapists at SSOR show people stretches for their calves almost every day.  The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles make up what are historically known as the “calf muscles.”  Tight calf muscles affect people of all ages and activity levels.  Growing youngsters get tight muscles in general and can get things like

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Best Hip Flexor Stretch

January 8th, 2016

Hip Flexor Stretch We show our patients hip flexor stretches on a regular basis.  People sit at computers all day and these babies get tight!  Plus, we know from a recent study in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (Mills et al, IJSPT 2015) that hip tightness can inhibit your gluteal function.  Tight hip flexors

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