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Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises are a good way to prevent injury. Learn simple stretches that can be done to increase your range of motion.

Make Your Own Shoulder Pulleys
Learn how to make your own shoulder pulleys.

The Towel Shoulder Rotation Stretch
The towel shoulder rotation stretch can help improve the mobility around the shoulder joint and rotator cuff muscles.

The Towel Chest Stretch
Tight chest muscles can lead to shoulder pain or poor posture. Learn how to perform the towel chest stretch.

The Sidelying Iliotibial Band Stretch
Learn how to manage iliotibial band friction syndrome with this effective stretch.

Stretching 101
Stretching is an important way to help prevent injury. Benefits and techniques of stretching are reviewed.

Three Easy Morning Stretches
Stretching first thing in the morning is a good way to waken up tired muscles. Incorporating this activity into your daily routine will help lengthen tight muscles and prevent injuries. During the eight hour work day muscles can become tight and stiff, especially if your job entails sitting at a desk. Start your morning with these three easy stretching exercises!

Morning Exercises
Here are some more easy stretches to start your day.

The Towel Calf Stretch
Towel calf stretches can be an effective way to improve the flexibility of your calf muscles.

Muscle Energy
Muscle energy is an exercise technique that uses muscle contraction to align and stretch the body.

Stretches for Runners
Exercises specifically for tight muscles in runners.

Stretches for Golfers, Step by Step
Learn some basic stretches to do before your golf game.

Exercises to Stretch Your Neck
Day to day living, poor posture, and injury can result in neck tightness. Learn these four exercises to help gently stretch your neck muscles.

Self Assisted Neck Stretches
Four gentle neck stretches to loosen tight muscles of the neck are reviewed.

Back Stretching Exercises
Day to day activities can take a toll on your back! Learn three exercises to stretch the tight muscles of your back.

Lower Back Stretches
Learn three exercises to stretch your lower back in this article.

Leg Stretches Overview
Many people suffer from symptoms of tight leg muscles. Tight leg muscles can predispose one to injury during daily and recreational activities as well as contribute to the development of back pain. To prevent this, it is important to perform leg stretching exercises to loosen tight muscles.

Wolff's Law
Wolff's Law defined and its application in physical therapy.

Leg Stretches, Step by Step
Tight leg muscles are a common source of discomfort and predispose one to injury. Learn leg stretches to help loosen up tight leg muscles.

Plantar Fascia Stretches
Several stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis are reviewed.

Ankle Warm-Up Exercises
Learn three easy exercises to warm up the muscles of the ankle joint.

Ankle Sprain Stretches
Gentle exercises to increase motion after ankle sprains are reviewed.

Calf Muscle Stretches
The calf muscle, medically known as the gastrocnemius muscle, is the large muscle in the back of the leg. It's primary action is to plantar flex the ankle, a motion that points the toes.

Stretches for the Knee
Learn easy exercises to stretch the muscles and tendons around the knee joint.

Iliotibial Band Stretches
Running, walking, and hiking can often result in a tight iliotibial band. Learn three easy stretches to treat and prevent iliotibial band syndrome.

Piriformis Stretches
Easy ways to stretch the piriformis muscle.

Thigh Muscle Stretches
Three excellent exercises to stretch the muscles of the thigh.

Hamstring Stretches
Four easy exercises to increase your hamstring length and improve your flexibility.

Seated Hamstring Stretch
Learn how to effectively stretch your hamstrings.

Buddy Hamstring Stretch
Learn how to stretch your hamstring muscles with the help of a partner.

Quadricep Stretches
Three easy exercises to stretch tight quadricep muscles.

Groin Stretches
Groin strains can be prevented by stretching the adductor muscles of the thigh.

Pectoral Muscle Stretch
Daily activities can often cause tight pectoral muscles. With the help of a doorway, you can easily stretch this tight muscle group.

Carpal Tunnel Stretches
These exercises can help reduce the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Standing Hamstring Muscle Stretch
Stretching your hamstring muscles can be a difficult thing to do, especially at the office on on the go. Here is a simple solution so you can safely stretch your hamstring muscles just about anywhere!

The Flexion Rotation Exercise for Low Back Pain
The flexion rotation exercise can be a effective self-care stretch to help you treat your own back.

Five Easy Towel Stretches to Maintain Flexibility
Use a towel, a belt, or a strap the perform these five stretches.

Towel Quadriceps Stretch
You can stretch your quadriceps with a towel.

The Hamstring Towel Stretch
Stretch your hamstrings with the help of a towel or a belt.

Plantar Fascia Stretch for Foot Pain
If you have pain in your foot due to plantar fasciitis, you may benefit from this gentle stretch.

Shoulder Pulleys
Learn about over-the-door shoulder pulleys and how they are used in physical therapy.

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