Assisted Stretching

Assisted stretching is a method where a trained individual helps another person with stretching exercises. This technique, which has been utilized in athletic training for a long time, has recently become more widely available to the public at gyms, spas, and stretch centers.

The technique focuses on improving muscle flexibility and mobility by utilizing specific techniques which are learned through advanced training in human anatomy and movement.

This technique is often performed by professionals such as massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Assisted stretching is a gentle and effective method that can be used on a wide range of clients, including children, adults, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities.

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Types of Stretch Therapy Techniques

Muscle Flexibility

Did you know that there are several factors that can impact your muscle flexibility? One of the biggest is the signals your nervous system sends to your muscle tissue.

You can improve your muscle flexibility through techniques like stretching and foam rolling. These practices stimulate receptors in your muscles, which in turn tell your muscles to relax. This temporary relaxation can eventually lead to more permanent changes in the tissue itself, resulting in longer, more flexible muscles.

So, if you’re looking to improve your muscle flexibility, give stretching and foam rolling a try! Your muscles will thank you.

Tendon and Fascia Flexibility

Tendons are the little guys that connect your bones to your muscles. They’re attached to another type of tissue called fascia, which covers both the outside of your muscles and some areas within them.

Typically, having stiff tendons is a good thing, but sometimes they can get a little too tight, which can limit your range of motion.

Massage and stretching can help make your tendons and fascia more stretchy in the long run.

While there’s still a lot of research being done on different stretching techniques, and the results can sometimes be conflicting or unclear, overall, stretch therapy has been shown to improve muscle and connective tissue flexibility when done properly and consistently.

Short-term and long-term flexibility

Stretch therapy is a great way to increase your flexibility, both in the short and long term. After a stretch therapy session, you’ll typically notice an improvement in your range of motion right away.

But here’s the thing, if you only do stretch therapy once in a while, that improved range of motion gains will go away. So, to see real benefits, you gotta make stretch therapy a regular part of your routine. Aim for two to three sessions per week, and over time, your connective tissue and muscle length will adjust to the stretching, and your flexibility will become more permanent.

That’s the goal of stretch therapy – to make those long-term gains. So, if you’re serious about improving your flexibility, make sure to stick to your stretching routine with Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy!

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Why do we recommend assisted stretching?

The aim of stretch therapy is to target muscle tightness, joint imbalances, and any restrictions in your tissues that could be causing you trouble. By doing this, you can improve your range of motion and movement patterns and decrease your chances of injury.

Irrespective of what you do for a living or how you stay active, chances are you’re making some repetitive movements that are leading to imbalances in your muscles and joints. And if you’ve been through an injury or two, that can also throw off your movement patterns and cause even more restrictions.

If you let these imbalances go unchecked, they’ll affect the way you move and increase your risk of injury, pain, and decreased performance. But here’s the good news – stretch therapy works for people of all ages and fitness levels! Research has shown that older adults and younger athletes alike can benefit from the techniques used in stretch therapy.

Now, every person is different, so your results may vary depending on your specific medical and athletic history. But all in all, stretch therapy is likely to improve your range of motion and performance and reduce your injury risk. So why not give it a try?


Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy

At Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy, clients can expect to receive high-quality assisted stretching therapy that is tailored to their specific needs and goals. Even if you are an athlete who is looking to improve your performance or simply someone looking to enhance your overall well-being, Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy is the perfect place to receive assisted stretching therapy. 

With advanced training in the way the body moves and a commitment to helping clients reach their full potential, the therapists at Vita Fitness and Physical Therapy are the ideal professionals to help you achieve your stretching and flexibility goals.

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You can get evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without needing a referral or prescription from your doctor.

Contact us directly if you have any concerns about your physical health, and let us help you get back to feeling your best!

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Our ultimate goal is to help you not only feel better physically but also to ensure that you feel comfortable and actively involved in your therapy treatment. Our team of experienced clinicians will work closely with you to understand the root causes of your injury or condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover and maintain optimal health.

We recognize that each patient is unique and requires a tailored approach to their therapy.

Our team will work closely with you to set realistic goals and milestones and continually monitor your progress to ensure that you are on the right track to recovery. We will also provide you with exercises and education to empower you to take control of your recovery and maintain your health for the long term.

At Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy, we focus on improving the quality of life for our patients through quality care, education, and support. We are here to assist you at every step and make your recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.