One thing that everyone needs is proper joint mobility. Without this key component, simple actions such as playing sports, sitting too long at the computer/TV, or tying your shoes can all lead to limited ROM (Range of Motion.) Increased stress and tension can create patterns of relative flexibility that can lead to joint dysfunction and body compensation. Flex-Able aims to correct these compensations allowing its clients to live a much happier, healthier, and more productive life!

Everyone should stretch daily, however most people don't stretch at all, and if they do, they don't understand how to stretch properly and they don't hold their stretches long enough. At Flex-Able, our Trained Stretch Therapists take you through a sequence of progressive stretching techniques that result in deeper stretches that lengthen and elongate the muscles. We use different stretching techniques, such as AIS and PNF, that can only be performed with the assistance of a Stretch Therapist.

A movement assessment is used first to identify the overactive and underactive muscles of the body.  The only true way to get proper alignment is to have correct balance of the muscles surrounding all joints.  Repetitive motions result in our muscles adapting to the stresses placed upon them, this leads to muscle imbalances, improper joint mobility and postural dysfunction.  When we develop tightness in our body it’s our bodies way of saying something is working harder than it should.  

Once overactive (tight) muscles have been identified, Flex-Able’s Stretch Therapists execute a series of stretches specific to the limitation of the client.  The primary goal of these stretches is to lengthen the tight overactive muscles, thus retraining the body to function optimally.  With proper flexibility, the body is now able to move and function the way it was designed to.

As the client progresses in their flexibility, the body must now reeducate the opposing muscles that may have become weakened or overly stretched. The best way to do this is by isolated activation of the dormant or weakened muscle. Once that muscle has been incorporated the next step is to introduce it through integrated functional movement, thus leading to a more complete movement complex.


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