There are a lot of factors – including exercise – that can cause your back and shoulder muscles, (as well as your other muscles) to become shorter over time. However, stretching your back and shoulders before a workout can promote flexibility and help your body better handle the stress that comes with working out. While there is disagreement among experts as to whether stretching before or after physical activity is better, everyone agrees that flexibility provides a great many benefits.
Obviously, tight muscles don’t function as they should. That’s why it’s extremely important to maintain a routine of stretching your back and shoulders. Shoulder stretching is vital to keeping your upper body strong and giving you proper posture as well. And the back, of course, is a very injury-prone area of the body. By stretching it on a regular basis you create suppleness in your spinal column, which can go a long way toward helping you avoid injuries during exercise.
The Right Tool for the Job
Medi-Dyne offers the StretchRite®, which is great for not only stretching your back and shoulders but the rest of your body as well. This extremely useful tool is not only comfortable and extremely effective, it’s also fun to use. As you become more flexible, it helps you progressively stretch longer and deeper. It comes equipped with ergonomically shaped handgrips that provide comfort while promoting proper stretching techniques.
These are just some of the benefits of using the StretchRite® in addition to stretching your back and shoulders:
- It helps relieve pain from conditions such as jumper’s knee, arthritis and osteoporosis
- It provides a thorough stretch of the biceps, hamstrings, calves and several other areas
- It provides a substantial increase in flexibility
If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from the StretchRite® or you would like to order one for yourself, call Medi-Dyne at 1-800-810-1740 or go to our e-store.
The following video shows how to get a proper stretch of your back and shoulders with StretchRite®.