Many athletes and exercise enthusiasts overlook the benefits of stretching. At APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, our fitness experts offer sports stretching to improve flexibility and physical performance and reduce the risk of injury. To schedule a consultation to learn more about stretching and how it can benefit you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Stretch Therapy & Sports Stretching Q & A
What is stretch therapy?
Stretch Therapy is a form of bodywork and self care designed to increase range of motion in the joints, enhance flexibility, and improve breath practices. We add a level of personalization to each client experience while also using gentle practices to ensure progress and reverse pain. We work through body upper and lower body muscle groups in order to offer a full body assessment and experience. So often within our community, we are met with individuals who have normalized their bodily pain - we believe that every person should feel comfortable in their body and that this feeling is attainable.
Stretching is a physical activity that places your body in various positions that aim to lengthen your muscles and soft tissues.
Aerobic exercise and muscle-building activities are important for good health. But stretching is an essential part of your fitness routine that you may overlook.
Stretching improves mobility and flexibility. It reduces the risk of injury and helps you maintain independence. You should be stretching your muscles every day, whether you work out regularly or not.
At APMI Wellness Center, the fitness experts offer sports stretching to improve flexibility, overall health, physical training, and athletic performance.
What are the benefits of stretch therapy?
Regular stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Some of the benefits of stretching therapy include:
Better joint range of motion
Improvement in athletic performance
Enhanced muscle efficiency
Lower risk of injury
When you fail to stretch your muscles and your body, the muscles shorten and tighten. During physical activity, your short and tight muscles may be unable to fully extend to support the movement, placing you at risk of injury.
To learn more about sports stretching and stretch therapy at APMI Wellness Center, call the office or request a consultation online.