Stretching is an extremely important part of an exercise routine. Did you know that there are different types of stretch that you should do before a workout versus afterwards?

The two types of stretching are dynamic stretching and static stretching. There are more types, but for this post we will only go in the two aforementioned. Dynamic stretching involves fast movements of the body to stretch the limbs while static stretching is held for periods of time such as 5-30 seconds.

We go into more detail about these types of stretching in the video below:

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Disclaimer: These exercises will not treat injuries but can be used as preventative measures. It is possible that your source of pain is caused by other underlying health concerns. If you continue to experience unbearable, reoccurring pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or join our physical therapy family and allow us to help you regain function.

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