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Range of Motion/Flexibility

Woman stretchingRange of motion and flexibility are important for many reasons. Without good flexibility, we’re more likely to get injured or experience pain from everyday movements. By improving range of motion and the ability for your joints to move freely, we can prevent injuries and stay healthy in the long run.

There are many factors that can prevent people from having a good range of motion and staying flexible. One of the main reasons is injuries, such as muscle strains or sprains. These injuries can make it difficult or even impossible to stretch properly.

Other factors that contribute to limited flexibility include poor posture, lack of exercise, and tight muscles.

How to Increase Flexibility

For those who are unable to do traditional stretches, there are some alternative methods that can also help increase the ability of your joints to move freely over time. Some people find relief from using foam rollers or massage balls, while others use heat therapy or cold therapy to reduce muscle tension. Whatever approach you choose, it is important to be consistent and patient to see results.

How Chiropractic May Help

Chiropractic care could help improve range of motion and flexibility by addressing any underlying causes of stiffness or lack of mobility. If you’re struggling with limited flexibility, talk to our chiropractor about how we may be able to help. The doctor may suggest specific exercises or stretches that can improve your range of motion and flexibility over time.

Frequently Asked Questions?

What’s the difference between static and dynamic flexibility?

Static flexibility refers to the ability to maintain a stretch position for an extended period, while dynamic flexibility refers to the ability to move through a full range of motion smoothly and effortlessly.

Is it bad to have tight muscles?

While it’s not necessarily bad to have tight muscles, it can lead to reduced range of motion and flexibility, which can then lead to joint pain and injuries. That’s why it’s important to stretch regularly and work on releasing any tightness with foam rollers, massage balls, or other methods.

What are some effective ways for seniors to improve their ROM?

Some seniors may find that low-impact activities such as swimming or yoga are effective for increasing flexibility, while others may need to engage in more rigorous workouts like weight training or cardio to help improve their range of motion over time.

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