Stretching VS Diseases

Sciatica Stretches

| November 5, 2013 | 2 Replies
Sciatica Stretches

Sciatica is a painful nerve condition which tantalizes millions of people worldwide, affecting the sciatic nerves, two very long nerve that extend from the back of the pelvis, pass through the buttocks and the back of each leg, ending at the feet. Causes The main sciatica cause is a ruptured or protruding disc in the […]

Hernia Stretches

| November 4, 2013 | Reply
Hernia Stretches

Hernia is a disorder that can affect men and women of every age group, hurting mostly the abdominal and inguinal/groin area. It occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal wall, along with the muscles or tendons in it, initially become weaker and then bulge or get fissured. As a result, a sac is developed […]

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

| November 3, 2013 | Reply
Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, affecting primarily individuals between 50 and 65 years old or younger persons who push their feet more than usual. It can happen in one foot or both feet. It has to do with the swelling and irritation of a dense tissue band (the […]

Scheuermann’s Disease Stretches

| October 16, 2013 | 4 Replies
Scheuermann’s Disease Stretches

Scheuermann’s Disease describes one of the skeletal system diseases which appears on the thoracic or thoracolumbar spine, mostly during adolescence, causing the vertebrae to develop unevenly (when looked at from the side) and the anterior angle to become bigger compared to the posterior. As a result, alterations and deformities occur in one or more vertebrae […]

Parkinson’s Disease Stretches

| September 25, 2013 | 1 Reply
Parkinson’s Disease Stretches

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which gradually impinges on the patient’s ability to control their movements. Being relatively rare, fortunately, this disorder usually affects people between the ages of 50 and 65, and it can be partially sorted out with the help of stretching exercises. Causes The most common […]

Fibromyalgia Stretches

| September 5, 2013 | 8 Replies
Fibromyalgia Stretches

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia (composed from the Latin word fibro- [for the fibrous tissue] and the Greek words myo- [muscle] and algos [pain]) is a term that describes a frequent (affecting about 5% of the population, regardless of age, hence even children) and chronic disorder which is characterized by soreness distributed in many body spots and […]

Stretching Specific Areas

Psoas/Iliopsoas Stretches

| August 12, 2013 | 4 Replies
Psoas/Iliopsoas Stretches

The iliopsoas area’s most important muscle is psoas and this muscle can be the reason for inflexibility in that area, bad posture and lower back pain (more info). Unfortunately, because of their location in the human body, their tendency to stiffen is greater compared to other muscle groups, and that predisposition becomes even greater due […]

Achilles Tendon Stretches

| August 7, 2013 | Reply
Achilles Tendon Stretches

Achilles tendon is commonly affected by inflammation and strain, either due to the physical degeneration or excessive use (for example, strenuous work-out programs, running, jogging, playing basketball or tennis etc.) and inappropriate footwear; in addition, stiff calf and hamstring muscles can also lead to that disorder, known as achilles tendonitis. To cope with the situation, you […]

Shoulder Stretches

| August 2, 2013 | Reply
Shoulder Stretches

Tight shoulders are a common problem for many people today, posing serious hindrances to the accomplishment of ordinary movements of the upper part of the body and sometimes resulting in distressing situations, which further tighten the shoulders muscles. Luckily, all this unpleasant scenario can be resolved to a very satisfactory extend with some basic stretching […]

Knee Stretches

| July 31, 2013 | Reply
Knee Stretches

Knee stretches are considered by a large majority of physiotherapists and trainers as a very effective way for fortifying the tendons and joints around the knees and preventing them from being over-tightened. Belonging to the larger category of leg stretches, the following exercises can greatly benefit equally ordinary people and runners or athletes, although they […]

Glute Stretches

| July 30, 2013 | Reply
Glute Stretches

Having strong glutes is vital for the proper and untroubled movement of your whole body whereas it plays a major role in avoiding injuries and alleviating from painful conditions. Unfortunately, stretching that specific body area is often neglected – even by those who engage into intense cardiovascular workouts (and naturally make great use of the […]

Arm Stretches

| July 29, 2013 | Reply
Arm Stretches

Arm stretches can be implemented as a complementary exercising program for people who work out or as a main stretching routine for easing their muscles and ligaments, delivering greater range of motions and more uncomplicated execution of everyday activities. The Area Initially, extending your arms or picking up an item may seem one of the […]

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| August 1, 2016 | Reply

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| May 3, 2016 | Reply

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| April 27, 2016 | Reply

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| March 16, 2016 | Reply

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| March 10, 2016 | Reply

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