Safe Stretching

Safe Stretching

SAFE STRETCHING By: Samantha deCastro How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretches-it’s about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares...
Types Of Stretching

Types Of Stretching

TYPES OF STRETCHING By: Samantha deCastro If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching:These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the...
Benefits Of Stretching

Benefits Of Stretching

BENEFITS OF STRETCHING By: Samantha deCastro This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen...
Stretching and Flexibility

Stretching and Flexibility

STRETCHING AND FLEXIBILITY By: Samantha deCastro Many manual therapists will recommend stretching as part of your treatment plan. But why? What’s the purpose? These questions and more will be answered in this article series. What is flexibility? If we’re going basic...
Shockwave

Shockwave

SHOCKWAVE By: Samantha deCastro Shockwave can be a bit of a misnomer when it comes to this modality. While the name indicates some sort of shock sensation when being used, it actually feels more like being tapped over and over again by a ball pen hammer! Shockwave use...
Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

LASER THERAPY By: Samantha deCastro Laser Therapy Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the use of red and near infra-red light to improve tissue healing, and relieve pain. This is a photochemical affect, and increases circulation and decreases swelling among the other...