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Healthcare for your muscles.

Whether you’re seeking treatment to rehabilitate an injury; alleviate chronic stress and pain; reach a specific sport goal; or to increase your performance and  health, our team of registered therapists and manual practitioners will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

Cat-Cow Spine Stretch

If you have ever been to a yoga class, you have likely done cat/cow. This yoga essential consists of moving the spine from a rounded position (flexion) to an arched one (extension). It's a basic motion, but one that is enormously beneficial in preventing back pain and maintaining a healthy spine....

Hip Mobility – 90/90 Stretch

The hip girdle area is anatomically complex. There are 17 muscles which are associated with the hip area, each working together to give the hip joint mobility. Your hips drive many of your daily movements, including walking to squatting. Athletes and people who work jobs which require them to...

Seated Calf Stretch

The strong muscles of the calf can be quite tight, especially after prolonged standing or walking, and for many athletes whose sport of choice involves running or jumping.  To best stretch these muscles, grab a bolster or pillow and have a seat; start with both feet extended out in...

Standing Calf Stretch

Tight calf muscles are prone to cramping: the dreaded “charlie horse” that wakes you up in the middle of the night or attacks as you move from sitting to standing.  The large muscles in the back of the lower leg are the soleus and gastrocnemius, both of which attach...

Biceps Floss Stretch

This stretch targets the biceps muscles of the upper arm that bend the elbow and flex the arm forward at the shoulder joint.  These strong muscles run alongside  nerves that stem from the neck and run into the arm, and when tight or swollen, they can restrict the nerves...

Banded Tricep & Shoulder Stretch

This is an advanced mobility technique that uses an exercise band to increase the intensity of the triceps stretch, and helps release restrictions in the shoulder capsule – a collection of fibrous ligaments, tendons and connective tissues that form the shoulder joint.  This stretch is excellent to increase or regain range of motion...

Advanced Lunging Hip Stretch

Chronic tension in the muscles at the front and sides of the hips can contribute to low back pain and poor posture.  This stretch is particularly helpful for hip flexor contracture and ITB syndrome when combined with glute strengthening exercises.  Changing toe positions of the back foot helps target...

Forearm Flexor Stretch

If you spend long hours at a computer, this stretch is for you! The muscles in the forearm cross the wrist via the carpal tunnel; when tight, they can cause pain in the wrist and hand.  Stretch them by holding your arm out in front of you, palm facing...

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