When Should I Stretch?

by Michael J. Velsmid, DPT, MS Our patients often ask us when they should stretch, before or after exercise.  It seems that everyone has a different opinion on this.  You see athletes stretching as part of their warm-up.  Trainers will tell you to spend fifteen minutes stretching after cardiovascular exercise in the gym.  Every fitness…

Office Stretches

by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT Following up from our blog about exercises to do in the office setting, here are some suggestions for stretches. For each of these stretches, hold for 20-30 seconds, then relax. Remember, you should feel a gentle stretch and nothing so aggressive that you have pain. Too many people spend much of…