Improve your mobility without stretching?

Category: Physical Therapy Exercises


If you are experiencing tightness in your left lower back, you (like most people) stretch to help make it feel better. But do you ever wonder why you need to continue those stretches, day after day, without the intensity of that exercise changing? The reality is that those stretches only address a symptom and not the actual cause of discomfort.

Consider this: What if your R abdominal wall was offline, allowing your trunk to bend to the left, perpetuating the restriction in your fascia and other soft tissues? With this knowledge, you can increase your range of motion by doing intelligent and targeted strengthening by focusing on the source, not just the symptom, of the issue.

It’s possible that stretching is giving you temporary relief; however, by directing your efforts at the root cause of your discomfort, you will achieve more beneficial, longer-lasting results. Postural Restoration helps many clients increase their mobility and flexibility, strengthen the core, decrease chronic pain, improve spinal stabilization, and improve athletic performance.

Kelly Martin, Physical TherapistWant to go further? If your goal is to be pain-free and powerful again, we are here to help you get rid of the compensation patterns that are holding you back. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment! 541-500-1779.

May 11, 2021 5:31 pm / Category: Physical Therapy Exercises