Have you ever opened a new tub of Play-Doh? It’s soft, pliable, and you can make almost anything out of it. Over time, though, Play-Doh begins to dry out. To roll it out and make even the most simple shapes can be difficult. Your body can be a lot like old Play-Doh! But stretching, just like regular chiropractic care, can help by increasing your flexibility and helping you enjoy a wider range of motion free of pain and injury. Those aren’t the only benefits of regular stretching. Following are a few more:
Your doctor of chiropractic is an excellent resource to ask for help with increasing flexibility. He or she can recommend specific stretching exercises that can help. Combined with regular chiropractic care, stretching can help you feel better and prevent pain. Don’t forget: It’s always a good idea to coordinate care with your physician and doctor of chiropractic and consult each one before starting any new exercise/stretching routine. If you’ve had injuries in the past, you may also want to consider talking with a sports medicine specialist or physical therapist, too.