Our trained therapists will use a range of techniques aimed at stretching, strengthening and stabilising muscles and joints. Often ignored or done incorrectly, we will help you to improve your technique, improve your flexibility, enhance performance and eliminate pain.
Do you or your team mates STRETCH enough?
As the company name “STRETCH” suggests,
stretching is a key part of our treatment programmes and is useful for
both injury prevention
and injury treatment. Often ignored or done incorrectly, stretching before
your workout (especially if you have tight or injured muscles) can prepare
your body for exercise. While stretching after your workout helps to return
muscles back to their optimum length, promotes better range of motion of
your joints and recovery from workouts is quicker.
Flexibility/stretch testing (as part of our treatment programme) provides
the therapist with a great indication of the condition of muscle, potential
strains and/or damage in areas that are tight. From this assessment, you
can be assured that your therapist will decide on the best course of action
to help you to return to full fitness.
We are here to change habits that are causing muscular pain
As an athlete myself, I am a strong advocate of teaching stretching techniques (Assisted, Active, Static, Isometiric, Dynamic etc) that can be used outside
of clinic time and where necessary, change habits that are causing muscular
distress. This maximises the effect of the treatment, making it more worthwhile
for your body and more cost effective for your wallet.
Clients may request, or the therapist may recommend a session solely focused
on stretching or it may be incorporated into a wider treatment programme
(i.e. Body MOT, Sports Massage).
A few tips
When you're stretching, keep it gentle. Breathe freely as you hold each stretch.
Try not to hold your breath. Don't bounce or hold a painful stretch. Expect
to feel tension while you're stretching. If you feel pain, you've gone