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Toronto Back Pain Benefits from Hamstring Stretching and Flexibility

Hips and knees and hamstrings and spines are all linked. When one is weak the others have to compensate for this. For Toronto back pain patients wanting to relieve and prevent back pain, it is extra important to be certain to strengthen everything. Beginning with the hamstrings is a great place as their strength and flexibility is linked to all the rest.

BENEFITS OF HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

Bending over to get a shoe off the floor is no easy task. Chiropractors warn about the bending, lifting and twisting motions! Bending requires hamstring, knee, hip, and spine participation. They each need to be independently in great shape. They need to work together efficiently. New research stated how hamstring stretching exercises significantly increased the range of motion of active knee extension. Further, hip flexion was significantly increased by hamstring stretching while lumbar flexion and lumbar spine/hip flexion ratio dropped while doing recurring stoop lifting or daily activities. (1) Having flexible hamstrings and hip flexors safeguard the spine while flexing which is beneficial to Toronto back pain sufferers.

HOW BEST TO STRETCH HAMSTRINGS

What is the best way to stretch hamstrings and hip flexors? For healthy young adults, static stretching was shown in one study to be effective in increasing hamstring flexibility. (2) Static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching are both effective at increasing hip flexion range of motion. (3) To Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, doing it in the proper way is key.  Stretching is always important.  Further, the goals of hamstring stretching are to lengthen the hamstring muscle as well as its lumbar flexion range of motion. Seated and standing hamstring stretching with knee extension are similarly effective to attain this goal. (4) Hip flexibility after exercise interventions with stretching and/or core endurance resulted in increased hip range of motion and lumbar rotation range of motion during hip extension. (5) Notice how everything is connected? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre does!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Jasmine Hornberger on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she presents a patient with spinal stenosis that brings on not only spine pain but hip pain and groin pain,too. She used The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management protocols to deliver a pain-relieving treatment plan.

Schedule your next Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.  We’ll help you find a path to flexible, lengthened hamstrings that supports the knee, hip, and spine so you can retrieve anything off the floor that you need.

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre promotes back pain patients to stretch hamstrings for length, range of motion and flexibility to support the spine. 
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