Range of Motion and joint mobility are often overlooked when doing summer activities. Although people might not be having pain or difficulty doing their preferred activities and hobbies, the potential for injury increases when reduced range and tightness exist. That said, it is beneficial to incorporate some stretches into your post activity routine when the muscles are warm from activity.
Here are a couple of stretches that can be done post running, walking, biking, and hiking:
Standing Hamstring Stretch with Step
Gastroc Stretch on Wall
If you do or are having pain or difficulty doing your favorite summer activities, please don't hesitate to see your PT Plus physical therapist, as we can offer solutions to getting you back to living the life you want to live doing the activities you enjoy most.
These PT Pro Tips are brought to you by our Slinger Therapist, Dave Conway PT, DPT.
During the warmer months of the year, Dave enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, camping, swimming, and a desire for most anything new and adventurous, such as attending a week-long survival skills course in southern Missouri.