Stretches and Rehab Exercises

Stretches and Rehab Exercises in Victoria BC

Stretching Exercises Have a Dramatic Impact on Your Health

Our Victoria Chiropractic clinic strives to educate our patients, not just treat them. What many people don’t realize, is the importance of one’s lifestyle and routine and how this impacts your health. These two ingredients play a vital role into how the human body is shaped and what ailments may surface later on. For example, if you want to lose weight, gastric bypass surgery will help, however if you do not change your diet and eating habits, your lifestyle will lead you to the same results. The same is true with your spine.

The reality is, if you do not learn how to properly move your spine with a regular range of motion, you will never achieve the results you desire. This is especially true for people who suffer from sports injuries or motor vehicle accident injuries.

We explain how chiropractic therapy is good to begin with; however, if you are looking for long-term results, it’s imperative to begin incorporating and establishing a stretching or rehab exercising routine. It is easy to learn and does not take a lot of time commitment.

stretching & exercise videos

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Benefits of Stretching

Not only is stretching important for enhancing the benefits of chiropractic therapy, daily stretching has its own list of benefits. This is why fitness experts encourage stretching before any workout. Here are a few benefits that you can anticipate through incorporating stretching into your life:

  • Better posture
  • Enhanced energy levels
  • Less sore after exercising
  • Decrease chance of injury
  • Less cholesterol
  • Better stamina
  • Less bodily tension

Areas and Types of Stretches or Exercises

The stretches and exercises our our Victoria chiropractic clinic suggests are relatively easy and require minimal time throughout your day. In fact, these stretches can be done before or after work, on a lunch break or bathroom breaks, and even at night.

Through properly stretching the following six areas, you will gradually notice an increase of vitality and flexibility. If you would like to learn more information and specifics regarding these stretches and exercises, please watch our YouTube stretching videos.

Lower Back – To reap the benefits of chiropractic therapy, perform the following lower back stretches.

  • Crossover
  • Child’s Pose
  • Knee to Chest

Shoulders and Upper Back – If you live a sedentary life, shoulders and upper back stretches are vital to keeping your back healthy and in shape.

  • Shoulder stretch (rotator cuff)
  • Child’s Pose (upper back)
  • Doorway (pecs, shoulders and biceps)

Spinal Conditioning – The following nine exercises are considered “core” stretches.

  • Spinal Stretch Routine
  • Bird Dog (core)
  • Planking (Prone and Side) (core)
  • Abdominals (core)
  • Superman (core and posture)
  • Spinal Lengthening Stretch
  • Pigeon (gluts and hips)
  • Couch (hip flexors)
  • The Wall Angel (posture)

Neck Stretching – It’s important to take the time to stretch the entire neck. The following neck stretches can help alleviate any tension held in the area.

  • Neck Stretch Routine
  • Cervical Apex (restoring neck curve)

Our Victoria Chiropractic Clinic is Here to Help You:

At Victoria Family Chiropractic, we are here to help teach as many patients as possible to understand the importance of stretching and rehab exercises. When you come to visit our office, we will teach you different stretches and exercises that can be done at home.

If you are interested in learning more about our stretching and rehab exercises mentioned above, please watch the videos.


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Victoria Family Chiropractic
3200 Shelbourne Street Suite 203
Victoria, BC V8P 5G8
(250) 592-5553

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