Why did I go to Stretch U?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited Stretch U based in Oklahoma City, OK (actually in trendy Nichols Hills). I have been stretching and doing Yoga for quite some time and thought I was fairly flexible. Recently though I injured my back doing a Crossfit style workout and thought a good chiropractor would be good enough to get me back on track. Chiropractic did help immensely but I noticed a tightness in my right hip that my Chiropractor Vernon Millspaugh mentioned might be from a muscle imbalance. Based on this, I decided to give Nick Milla at Stretch U a phone call and get scheduled. I also added in a new routine focusing on my lower back, hamstrings and supportive core muscle groups.
When I left after the first stretch, I felt a rush of endorphins I had not felt in a long time and I just felt great. I’ve been back quite a few times and plan on going at least twice a week indefinitely. Each time I get the endorphins kicking in and my flexibility gets a little bit better. My back pain and hip tightness are now gone thanks to Vernon, Nick, and my new added strength training routine. I feel as good as new but know I need to keep with each to prevent this issue from recurring.
What is Stretch U?
Stretch U uses techniques developed by Physical Therapist John Carey. John has been using the same stretching techniques on professional athletes for many years. Stretch U is also endorsed by Dr. Calvin Johnson, founder of Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedic Hospitals; specializing in sports medicine, joint health, and cartilage regeneration. As far as I know, it is one of the first specialized places to offer a systematic approach to stretching health.
Stretching has been shown scientifically to improve many facets of your physical well being. Some of the health benefits of being flexible include:
- Reduced Muscle Tension
- Increased Range of Motion
- Enhanced Muscular Co-ordination
- Increased Circulation
- Increased Energy Levels
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Improved Quality of Life
Who is stretching for?
Quite simply everyone should be doing some type of stretching. As you get older you become less active and lose muscle tone and also ligaments and tendons begin to tighten up. This tightening reduces range of motion. Most people think this is a natural occurrence and that it’s just part of getting older. I completely disagree with that idea. Today I am more flexible than I was in my twenties.
Be sure to ask Nick for your first stretch for FREE. This will let you try out the service and you can see for yourself the benefits stretching can provide. However one time is great, I would suggest a full month so you can see some massive improvement in your mobility and muscle tension.
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