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La Mesa Chiropractor | La Mesa chiropractic care | CA | Range Motion

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                                                       Gary M. McDowell, DC, CCSP, QME
          Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner | Qualified Medical Evaluator

8300 University Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942 
       619-670-7700

Range Motion
 

Flexion Stretch

Position: Standing or seated in chair with leg spread apart.

Movement: Standing - While standing erect, bend forward at the waist and reach towards the ground. Bend forward far enough to feel a comfortable stretch in the back and legs. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return to the upright position.

Seated - Lean forward between legs with arms stretched outwards. A comfortable stretch should be felt in the muscles of the back and legs. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Back Extension Stretch

Position: Standing or kneeling on floor with hands on hips.

Movement: Slowly arch the lower back and stick out the chest while slightly leaning backwards. A comfortable stretch should be felt in the lower and mid back area. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*.

Important Tips: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the kneeling position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Trunk Rotation Range of Motion

Position: Standing or seated position.

Movement: Standing - Rotate your torso to one side while keeping your pelvis facing forward. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return to the starting position. Next, perform this maneuver to the opposite side.

Seated -Movement - Seated: Grasp the chair arm of the opposite side with the hand and pull to assist in torso rotation. A comfortable stretch should be felt in the muscles of the back. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then perform this same movement to the opposite side.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.


Lateral Flexion Stretch

Position: Standing position.

Movement: Run the hand directly down the side of the leg, being sure to bend laterally while avoiding forward bending. A comfortable stretch should be felt in the lateral rib cage region. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return to the starting position and repeat this movement to the opposite side.

Important Tips: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

 
 
 
La Mesa Chiropractor | Range Motion. Dr. Gary McDowell is a La Mesa Chiropractor.