The Importance of Stretching
You don’t have to be an athlete to know how important flexibility is. Muscular discomfort and tightness affect our bodies in several ways. Along with restricting movement, muscles in constant states of tension put pressure on blood vessels and arteries, increase blood pressure, and worsen the risk for heart disease. You can also be more prone to injury during physical activity. The benefits of stretching have also been shown to include the alleviation of headaches and stress.
Even though stretching is recommended for everyone, sometimes it can be easier said than done. People who suffer from chronic or acute injuries or who have physical limitations may need help performing stretching exercises that will be comfortable and not cause further complications. Conversely, improper stretching can be just as bad as far as aggravating existing injuries or causing new ones.
A Reliable Stretching Aid
Stretching aids including the IdealStretch can be the answer. The IdealStretch is a custom designed device that stabilizes the leg and allows you to maintain correct hip alignment so that all muscles, ligaments, and tendons running from the lower back to the plantar fascia can be effectively stretched. The IdealStretch eliminates any need for bending over. Lying flat on the ground keeps pressure off of the spine and keeps the hips straight during stretching. It’s ideal to use before and after exercise and as part of a physical therapy and rehabilitation program. The IdealStretch provides many benefits including relieving tight and short Illio-Tibial (IT) band tissues and reducing lower back, knee, and lateral knee pain.
The IdealKnee for Proper Knee Stretching
Have you had chronic knee problems or surgery? The IdealKnee is the perfect aid for people who’ve had surgery for ACL and MCL injuries, meniscus repair, and full knee replacement. The IdealKnee can help you alleviate contractures of the knee and regain full knee extension. It can be used while sitting up and because it’s non-mechanical, it can’t apply excessive force. This effective knee-strengthening equipment can be used on a table, chair, floor, or bed. It allows you to move at your own pace to increase your knee’s range of motion. Like the IdealStretch, it can be used before or after exercise or as part of physical therapy. Contact your doctor to discuss how the IdealKnee can follow your passive resistance treatment.
Stretching doesn’t have to be painful or tedious. With the IdealStretch, it doesn’t have to be expensive either. TS Ideal Products offers stretching aids, accessories, and instructional videos to address your needs, while making these options easy on your wallet. Visit our website to learn more about the IdealStretch and the IdealKnee today.