Category Archives: Stretches

Why Stretching Is Important

Stretching is one of the fastest growing types of exercise in America today. Stretching is a form of physical activity that targets a specific muscle group. It works to elongate the muscle fibers to their fullest length in order to improve the muscle’s elasticity, or flexibility. Stretching results in an increased feeling of muscle control, flexibility, […]

Side Effects of Sitting All Day and How to Counter Act Them

Do you find yourself rolling and rubbing your neck throughout the day or looking for excuses to get up from your desk to relieve the hip pain? You’re not alone. The side effects of sitting include decreased insulin production, strained back and neck muscles, increased hip pain, decreased hip flexors size, increased risk of heart […]

3 Stretches to Prevent Athletic Injury

One of the most important areas of athletic activity may often be the most overlooked: Stretching. By engaging in daily stretches, it decreases potential risk of injury and enables flexibility while improving your overall athletic performance. PT Northwest offers these key athletic stretches to prevent athletic injury and get the most out of your workouts. […]