Top Ten Things to remember while performing stretching techniques:

  1. Stretch comfortably feeling a mild tension, but not into pain
  2. Always hold the stretch, never bounce during the stretch
  3. Always use good posture in between stretches. For beginning stages stretch from 10-30 seconds. The longer you hold a position the sooner youíll see progression
  4. Never hold your breath, take deep, rhythmic, and controlled breaths while stretching Inhale thru nostrils and exhale thru mouth, exhale thru mouth only during heavy exercise
  5. Incorporate a stretch during a daily routine ie: Stretch your calves muscles while brushing your teeth
  6. Never stretch a muscle that is inflamed (swollen)
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  8. To get the maximum range of motion in a specific area, perform warm-up exercises prior to stretching ie: Run in place for one minute before stretching your hamstring muscles
  9. Personalize your stretch routine for your age, fitness, flexibility, and current health condition
  10. Stretch every day to maintain flexibility for it is quickly lost without routine stretching
  11. Check with your chiropractor, if you have any questions or concerns! Especially if youíve had any recent physical injuries or surgery, particularly in the joint and muscular region involved or associated with the stretches performed!

If youíre an overly limber person, itís quite possible that you need more weight training than stretching to build stability and balance to your body.

Doctors

H.J. Kimura, D.C.
Dr. Jack Kimura graduated from the University of Natural Healing Arts in 1953 here in Denver, Colorado with his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic

J.A. Hummell, D.C.
Dr. Joseph Hummell graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic In 1976 in Davenport, Iowa with his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic.

P.S. Kimura, D.C.
Dr. Paul Kimura graduated from Colorado State University in 1987 with his Bachelor degree of Science and attended Palmer West College of Chiropractic in 1991 with his Doctorate degree of Chiropractic.

A.P. Hummell, D.C.
Dr. Andrew Hummell graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003 in Davenport, Iowa with his Bachelor degree of Science and Doctorate degree of Chiropractic.