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Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 for Non-Olympians

Stretching 101 In Stretching 101 we will cover what I feel is the best form of stretching which is known as PIR stretching (Post Isometric Relaxation). While that may sound somewhat complicated, it is actually very simple and yet very effective for muscle spasm/tightness. The technique involves a series of stretching with resistance and relaxation and the idea is to trick the brain into letting the muscle relax. We’ll break it down like this: Begin by stretching the muscle to tension/mild discomfort. You never want to be in pain while stretching and if you are, you are overdoing it. Next,…

Dancing & Low Back Pain

Dancing & Low Back Pain

Dancing & Low Back Pain Whether it be ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap,  contemporary, or even your local Zumba class, they all can leave you reaching for pain killers the next morning. All that repetitive motion certainly takes a toll on your body; and, while dancing is definitely great for your overall health, sometimes you just wake up with a sore back. If you do in fact find yourself in constant low back pain after dancing, you should consider chiropractic. Because if you’re like most dancers with low back pain, it’s usually one of the following three things that results…