Knees, hips, spine and hamstrings are all connected. When one is weak the others must pick up
the slack. For Fort Wayne back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it’s extra important to be certain to strengthen everything.
Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.
BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY
Bending over to pick up a shoe off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires
hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need
to be independently in terrific shape. They must work together like clockwork. New
research stated how hamstring stretching exercises
significantly compounded the range of motion of active
knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly increased
by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio
dropped while doing recurring
stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip
flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is
beneficial to Fort Wayne back pain sufferers.
HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS
What is the best way to stretch hamstrings
and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was shown
in one study to be successful in improving
hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
(PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range
of motion. (3) To Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, doing it in the proper way is important.
Stretching is always important. Also, the goals of hamstring
stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle and as its lumbar
flexion range of motion. Seated and standing hamstring stretching with knee extension
are similarly effective to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility
after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance both produced increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range
of motion during hip extension. (5) See how everything
is connected? Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc does!
CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as she describes a patient with spinal
stenosis that instigates not only spine pain but hip pain and
groin pain as well. She put into action The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving
Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment
with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. We will
help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that
supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can pick up
anything off the floor that you need.
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