Stretch Of the Month

Active Isolated Stretching: Pectoralis Major Stretch

Active Isolated Stretching works with 3 basic principles

  • Contract the apposing muscle to send a signal to let go to the muscle you want to stretch
  • In order to increase the stretch apply light pressure at the end of range of motion and hold for 2 seconds
  • Allow the muscle to relax into a neutral position after each repetition

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Active Isolated Stretching: wrist adduction and abduction

Active Isolated Stretching works with 3 basic principles

  • Contract the apposing muscle to send a signal to let go to the muscle you want to stretch
  • In order to increase the stretch apply light pressure at the end of range of motion and hold for 2 seconds
  • Allow the muscle to relax into a neutral position after each repetition

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Active Isolated Stretching: Hands and Fingers

In following the theme with arm care we can’t ignore the hands and fingers. There is very little we do without the closure of our hands from opening a door, picking up a bag to any eye hand coordination sport. When joints stop moving they can no longer function which leads to instability and muscle weakness.   [···]

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