You Can Help!

As an independent clinic, we rely on Word-of-Mouth referrals - a great rating is the best compliment you can give us.

Please take a moment to rate Saunders Therapy Centers at any or all of these websites (click on the links):

Edina Clinic: GoogleFacebook - Yelp 

St. Paul Clinic: GoogleFacebook - Yelp

Maple Grove: GoogleFacebook - Yelp

All Clinics: Angieslist

We truly appreciate it!

Home Saunders Physical Therapy Maple Grove Edina St Paul Minneapolis Back Pain Saunders Physical Therapy Maple Grove Edina St Paul Minneapolis Shoulder Saunders Physical Therapy Maple Grove Edina St Paul Minneapolis

Blog  -  Article of the Month

Should I Stretch Before I Exercise?

by Lisa Martens, DPT

Stretching is something that we have been taught to do ever since our physical education classes growing up. Static stretching of holding a particular stretch for 30-60 seconds has been highly debated over the past few years. Research now shows that a static stretching prior to exercise can negatively affect your muscles power, strength, and overall performance.

Dynamic stretching consists of active movements that elicit a stretch, but are not held for any length of time. Through repetitive movements, it helps prepare your muscles and joints for your workout. By properly warming up your body prior to exercise, it can help decrease your risk of injury. One of the benefits to dynamic stretching, is that it can be individualized based on your activity. A runner’s dynamic stretching would look very different compared to a cyclist’s due to the different movements required for each sport. Talk to your physical therapist today about an appropriate dynamic stretching routine you can incorporate for your specific exercise goals.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22316148

Share:

Back Home Contact us

Maple Grove
(763) 315-1296

Edina
(952) 924-0199

St. Paul
(651) 645-8083