Why is Stretching to Increase Flexibility Important?
There are several benefits to getting started on a stretching program:
(1) Improves Muscle Development - If you are working out with weights, being flexible enables you to move through the full range of muscle movement. Stretching increase the range of motion for someone lifting weights while they"re doing it, it also helps to increase range of motion and flexibility in general.
(2) Reduces Injury - Stretching reduces the chance of injury by gradually elongating the muscle. If you"re more flexible then that will mean that you don"t pull or tear a muscle if you are to slip or trip as your body is capable of reaching that position.
(3) Warms You Up - Stretching can be used as a way to warm up the muscles and it will encourage the flow of blood.
(4) Improves Posture - Stretching can also help you to improve your posture and particularly stretching the back.
Equipment For Back Stretching
There is a plethora of stretching devices used to increase your body"s flexibility. Here are some of Activeforever"s best selling back stretching products. The Lumbar Extender Back Stretcher is most beneficial when using it just prior to or immediately after any prolonged activity or inactivity. Incorporate it into your daily routine to achieve maximum results. The Lumbar Extender Back Stretcher is completely adjustable with three levels of back stretching, to enable you to work up to a greater stretch when ready. Small enough to fit in any travel bag, briefcase, or golf bag, the Lumbar Extender Back Stretcher can be used anytime, anywhere.
The P3 Portable Back Stretcher, previously called the Lynx Portable Back Stretcher, offers you a compact, portable solution for stretching, relaxing and decompressing your body. The Portable Back Stretcher promotes healthy living and flexibility by allowing the body to stretch, relax and decompress. Flexibility is a joint"s ability to move through a full range of motion.
The Stamina Seated Inversion Therapy Table System is a revolutionary new inversion therapy device designed to provide users with an easy and effective method to relieve back pain and relax the spinal column. With contoured, padded handlebars on a heavy steel frame and leg locks for extra security while inverted, this innovative new inversion system offers unbeatable comfort and control.
Flexibility Machines and Physical Therapy Devices
Physical therapists can use the UE Ranger with patients suffering from pain, neuro-muscular weakness or decreased range of motion caused by frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injury. The Movement Health System has been tested by third party institutions and found to be effective at producing superior outcomes for patients. The UE Ranger is designed to allow functional range of motion (ROM) during the rehab exercises, to support the upper extremities as therapists apply myofascial release techniques (MFR) and to facilitate patient assisted Passive Range of Motion (PAROM).
The Furniss Corporation delivers an easily adjustable and versatile continuous passive motion system designed for faster and more convenient knee rehabilitation. Continuous passive motion helps decrease healing time, increase range of motion after injury and reduce inflammation. The DC2480 is a Class I Medical Device and is the ideal choice for your pediatric, athletic and bariatric knee rehabilitation needs.
The Saunders Total Back Exercise Device is a therapeutic exercise machine that allows patients to perform a variety of movements while calibrating the intensity to match their needs. Designed to stabilize the pelvis, isolate the lumbar extensors and adjust the angle of inclination, this innovative back stretching and strengthening device is ideal for use in clinics, rehab centers and even at home.