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7 Essential Leg Stretches for Everyone (Especially Runners)

7 Essential Leg Stretches for Everyone (Especially Runners) on: 2021 Feb 10

by Therapia Team | Dec 1, 2020 | Exercise, Flexibility, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Adelaide, Pilates, Sports, Strength, Wellbeing |     Why leg stretches are important:  If we use runners (or walkers, or anyone who plays sport!) as an example, we know that certain leg muscles (in particular) are repetitively contracted which means they are consistently in a SHORTENED position. Over time these muscles ADAPT to being in this shortened position which causes areas of tension and imbalance.  As physios, we know that whenever there is imbalance in the body, there are areas of reduced loading and areas of INCREASED loading – which can lead to injury. Common areas that excess loading may be “stored” include the plantar fascia, shins, knees, kneecaps, hips and back.  In order to keep the body tuned and keeping moving for the long, LONG term, a balance in your muscles’ length is vital. This  program has been specifically designed to target the major muscle groups involved in…



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