Stretching & Injury Prevention
From Professional athletes to modern-day moms, stretching before an exercise routine can be done quickly and has wonderful benefits.
At Advance Sports and Spine, we work with a lot of athletes to help them get out of pain from sports-related injuries.
What are the benefits of stretching?
Stretching improves the mindset of a person.
We know that stress build up causes muscles to contract. Hence, you might feel tensed. Tension has a negative impact on both the mind and body. Stretching can, however, free the body from tension.
Relaxation, increase in blood flow and the release of endorphins can be thanked by stretching. Stretching can help relax not just the body but the brain as well. While it increases the blood flow to the muscles, it also helps in producing endorphins that is sent to the brain which elevates the mood and alleviates body pain.
Stretching can help improve the posture of a person.
Bad posture affects the whole body negatively over time. It is important as we age to make sure the spine is aligned correctly to help prevent chronic back pain.
As we age, it is important to make sure that our spine is aligned correctly. A well-maintained posture can help prevent chronic back pain.
Stretching can increase a person’s overall flexibility.
Stretching directly affects your flexibility and range of motion. If you are looking to decrease your chances for injury during workouts and daily activity, add in a stretching program.
Stretching can help reduce or prevent muscle soreness.
Chronic pain and soreness often have the same lingering effects. Stretching both before and after a workout allows your muscles the time they need to relax.
When we increase blood flow we allow the nutrient supply to muscles to increase helping to relieve common soreness after a workout.
Stretching is your line of defense before and after a strenuous exercise. Stretching improves performance and reduces the risk of injuries.
Advance Sports and Spine in Charlotte, uses state-of-the-art facilities to treat your injuries. We use a holistic approach that identifies the root cause of any injury, and educates our patients on how to reduce, if not eliminate, chronic pain brought about by an injury.
Once the cause is identified, Dr. Usman Ahmad will recommend a combination of diet and exercise, including stretching, to compliment any medical treatments for pain and injury you may have sustained.
If you are suffering from chronic pain call our office today to schedule 704.542.3988. Our office is located across from the Arboretum Shopping Center off of Providence Rd. Learn more about our office.