Stretches Every Chiropractic Patient Will Love
If you’re a patient at a chiropractic office, you know how important it is to do stretches and exercises throughout the week. Stretching your muscles can help improve your circulation, prevent injuries, improve your coordination, and improve your resistance to illnesses.
These stretches will help you get through life in greater comfort, with less risk of injury and illness.
To do this stretch, kneel on the ground and then bend forward until your face is resting gently on the floor. Put your arms at your side or over your head in a Superman stretch. This pose is good for stretching the lower back and opening the hips. We recommend doing this at the end of a long day, before you go to bed. You can start with 30 seconds and go longer as you get used to it.
Bound Angle Stretch
This is a pose that opens up your hips and groin. This pose is also good for fertility and can give a stretch up the length of your back. We recommend doing Bound Angle in the morning.
Sit on the floor and bring the soles of your feet together. Bend your knees and lower them to the floor. Don’t lower them any farther than is comfortable. Next, place your palms on the floor in front of you and inch your hands forward as far as is comfortable. Keep your back straight. Hold this for 30 seconds.
Standing Side Stretch
This pose helps realign the spine and keep the body in balance. To do the standing side stretch, put your arms straight and clasp your hands together above your head. Point your pointer fingers at the ceiling. Bend your body to the left so that your pointer fingers are pointing skyward and subtly to the left. Hold the pose. Next, straighten your body so your pointer fingers are pointing straight up above you. After that, bend to the right and repeat the process.