Dr. Adam J. Williams
Chiropractor

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Clemmons Chiropractor Describes Stretching

Clemmons Chiropractic Describes Stretching

chiropractic care for stretching

Keeping your muscles, tendons and ligaments flexible through regular stretching is an important, but often-ignored piece of the overall health puzzle. Many people find stretching to be time consuming and boring, but it helps prevent scores of different injuries and has an anti-aging effect on the body. We see many patients at our Clemmons chiropractic clinic that may have been able to avoid their back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain with a quality stretching routine.

Important Reasons for Stretching

Perhaps the most important reason to incorporate regular stretching into your life is because it lengthens your muscles and increases flexibility. Many muscle tears and strains could be avoided if those muscles weren’t so short and tight. Additionally, stretching the larger muscles of your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves helps to lengthen your lower back muscles, increasing the benefit even more.

When Should I Stretch?

Static stretching, or stretching performed without any bouncing or movement should be done before and after exercise to reduce your risk of injury. You may want to do some light calisthenics prior to stretching cold muscles, just to reduce your chance of injury.

Stretching Tips and Tricks

When you schedule a consultation at a Clemmons chiropractic clinic, we can help to provide you with stretching resources. The first thing to remember about stretching technique is not to rush through it. Even a mildly pulled muscle can cause pain and hinder your ability to exercise for quite some time. Take your time when you stretch, even if it cuts into your exercise time.

Another tip you should follow is to stretch gently and focus on what you are doing. Reaching for a little bit more is a good way to cause an injury. Just relax and breathe and be in the moment and you’ll know how far to go. Using visualization is an effective tool when it comes to stretching. Try to keep a mental image of the muscle group you’re stretching and watch it elongating. Breathe deeply while you’re stretching and visualizing to help create a stronger brain / muscle connection.

You’re bound to pick up little bits of stretching advice here and there, but the main thing to remember is that it is supposed to feel good. If you get into a situation where stretching any muscle is causing pain, it’s best to stop and reconsider what you are doing. With proper treatment and proper stretching on your own time, you’ll be able to avoid injuries and keep all areas of your body feeling great.

At Optimal Health Chiropractic our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

2575 Old Glory Road #300
Clemmons, NC 27012

highly recommended

What Our Patients Say

"The greatest changes in my health since I have started seeing Dr. Adam is; my posture has improved, I am breathing deeper with full lung expansion, I have a free flow of energy to the mind and body that has resulted in clearer thinking and a positive attitude."
Gwen H.

"I always appreciate how kind and welcoming Anita and Angela are in the office. They never seem to be having a bad day. They are very accommodating to my hectic schedule and I greatly appreciate that."
Angie Flynn

"Dr. Adam is great and always patient in listening to our questions concerns and problems and offer solutions. He also educates us by letting us borrow books, by giving our handouts with good health information, and occasional seminars/suppers. He truly cares about the individual as a a whole and not just treating their symptoms."
Ben Bagwell

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Optimal Health Chiropractic
2575 Old Glory Road #300
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4100

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 12:00pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed