The habit for September is stretching. Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine. Many common injuries are caused by muscles that are tight and not flexible. After talking to Dr. Tim, Dr Vijay and Aaron, we came up with a list of three of their favorites:
Dr. Tim is a big fan of the Carpal Tunnel Stretch. He has many patients who approach him believing that surgery is the only option for those with Carpal Tunnel Pain. Not So! This stretch is good for anyone who spends regular time on the computer (himself included!). He encourages you to try this stretch and see how you feel!
Dr. Vijay is a fan of the Seated QL He likes this stretch because it targets key muscle groups involved in lower back pain and injury. This is a great stretching exercise to help with low back stiffness and pain.
Aaron’s favorite stretch is the Buerger’s Stretch. He says, “Being part of one of the first generations to spend a vast majority of their early education in front of a computer, I know firsthand what damage ‘computer posture’ can do to a person when introduced at a young age.” This stretch is the perfect thing to pull you out of that dysfunctional position. It corrects every postural flaw in the upper body that comes from spending too much time in front of a computer.If you have particular muscle groups that are tight, talk to Dr. Tim or Dr. Vijay about some personalized recommendations. Stretch in good health!