Question: I am coming for my first stretch, what should I wear?

Answer: Come prepared to your first session and bring  the following: Comfortable workout type clothes - shirt, sweats,  joggers, shorts or spandex.

Question: What's In It for the Clients?

Answer: The Stretch Joint® technique adds to the  efficiency and effectiveness of the bodywork in four different areas:  general health enhancement, injury prevention, pain and injury  treatment, and improvement of degenerative conditions.

Question: How long should a stretch be held?

Answer: Performing the stretches in short increments  allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen without triggering the  muscle reflex.  This concept proves maximum benefit and can be  accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma.

Question: Is it normal to feel sore after stretching?

Answer: When you start any kind of regimen that you're  not used to, you're basically introducing your body to doing something  new. Therefore, there will be a little bit of soreness due to a new  exercise or stretch.

Question: Is stretching a form of exercise?

Answer: Stretching is a form of physical exercise in  which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately  flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and  achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased  muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion. wikipedia

Question: What are the BENEFITS of STRETCHING?

  • Enhanced physical fitness
  • Increased mental and physical relaxation
  • Reduced risk of injury to joints & muscles
  • Reduced muscle soreness
  • Correct compensational shifts and muscle imbalances
  • Increased Range of Motion and Flexibility
  • Improved mobility

Can anything be done for scoliosis?

Scoliosis has frequently been treated successfully with specific AIS  exercises to stretch muscles of the trunk, neck, hips and pelvis.  Stretching alone will not change the curvature and stabilize the  structure. Specific isolated strength exercises for the back, hip, neck  and abdominal regions are an important part of the treatment plan. The  use of seat belts for stabilization has been a great assistance.

Can stretching improve my golf game?

Stretching is a very important part of golf to not only prevent  injuries but also to improve the power exerted in golf. Golf is a power  sport, which means the greater the amount of strength or power you can  exert with the golf club to the ball, the greater the velocity the ball  will travel with or farther you can hit the ball. Power is the amount of  strength you can exert over a great range of motion divided by time.  What this means is if you can take the strength you already have and use  it through a greater range of motion, this will allow you to achieve a  greater power potenetial. Most golfers who are known as "long ball  hitters" are able to acheive greater motion on their back swing and  range of motion in the hips on the torso region to achieve greater power  on the active swing motion. So flexibility is a intrical part of golf.  Increasing your flexibility will also help to prevent injury on the  deceleration phase of the swing as well. If the muscles are more  flexible, when the shoulders, arms and torso have to decelerate the  swing, there will be decreased chance of injury.

Is stretching important for runners and walkers?

Running and walking are very strenuous activities on the body. The  exercise effects almost every aspect of the muscular skeletal system  from the feet to the neck. Using Active Isolated Stretching you will  actually warm the muscles, joints and fascia of the body preparing it  for running or walking. Proper preparation for your activity will not  only help to decrease the chance for injury, but also to slow the  process of fatigue. the more flexible the body is the more efficient it  can be. If the body is properly warmed up, the body's cardiovascular  system is able to better oxygenate the muscles decreasing the rate  fatigue or lactic acid will set in. Stretching will also help to remove  or decrease fatigue after running or walking by pumping the lactic acid  from the muscles thus removing the toxic material from the muscles that  cause them to be sore.