Which stretches do you add to your daily routine

This week we are presented with our very own Dr. Colin PT, DPT, CSCS who demonstrates stretches for three different muscle groups.

  1. In the first video Dr. Colin explains how the pec muscles are very important for pushing motions, but tend to be overworked and not stretched often.
    • This increases the pull and tightness on the shoulders leading to forward shoulders.
    • These are some great stretches to aid the pec major and minor.
    • Perform 3 sets of 30 seconds for each trying to increase to stretch each set.
  1. In the second video, Dr. Colin demonstrates how to stretch your upper trapezium muscle by using a bench (or chair, if preforming at home) to increase the distance between the shoulder (origin) and the neck (insertion point).
  1. In the last video, Physical Therapist Dr. Colin Miller explains how you can stretch the piriformis muscle.
    • This is a great stretch to follow with after rolling out the glutes (butt muscles).
    • Make sure to practice deep breathing during this stretch.
    • Hold for a minimum of 30 seconds to get the benefits of tissue extensibility.

For more information, chat with a Physical Therapist‼️ These stretches are awesome when performed correctly. Comment below what your favourite daily stretch is!

DISCLAIMER: This content (the video, description, links, and comments) is not medical advice or a treatment plan and is intended for general education and demonstration purposes only. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition.Consult with your healthcare professional before doing anything contained in this content.

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