Stretching exercise have been around for centuries. Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilaties would not thrive today if they were not effective for more than just a blissful sense of wellbeing. Many of my patients have reported feeling better with more flexibility and less pain after regularly attending one of the above stretching classes.
In the last 100 years Western Healthcare has prescribed all manner of exercise for a host of health issues from heart disease to diabetes and back pain. Modern research has been able to analyze when and why some exercise are effective and when they are not. We know everybody is a bit different and that what works for one person may be ineffective or cause harm for the next. Your chiropractor can advise you on how, when and why to stretch different parts of the body for optimum therapeutic and lifestyle outcomes.
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