Category Archives : Stretch of the month

Your Fab 4 stretches for Spring

Hold each stretch for 30 sec’s and repeat twice.  No bouncing! Click for full instructions.      

Stretch of the Month – Prayer Cat Camel

Prayer Cat Camel Start on all fours. Prayer- Exhale as you sit back onto heels, lower head, tuck chin and reach arms out. Cat- Inhale as you arch the back up and hollow out abdominals while head remains tucked. Camel- Exhale and lower abdominal and reach chin towards ceiling. Tuck chin and sit back  into […]

Golf Flexibility Stretch

This exercise stretches the lower back. Get onto all fours. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders and your legs should be in line with your hips. Arch your back and hold this position for a count of 30. Then flatten your back for the count of 30. Your eyes should be looking at the floor and your […]

Simple Shoulder Stretch

To release shoulder and neck tension, follow the steps below; Stand tall and slide your left hand down the left side of your body. Raise your right shoulder as your left lowers. Hold this for 10 seconds then stand straight again. Now slide your right hand down the right side of your body. Raise your […]

Lying Rotation Stretch

Lie on your side on the floor with the knees bent to ninety degrees. Place the arms out in front of you with the palms facing each other. Slowly slide the top hand over the bottom arm toward your chest and across to the shoulder. Allow the trunk to rotate and slowly extend the arm […]

Stretch of the Month

Reclining Hamstring Stretch Here’s a relaxing way to stretch one hamstring at a time. Lie on your back. Raise your left leg as high as you can, keeping your pelvis flat on the ground. Hold your lower thigh and encourage the leg to move toward your head. Flex your bottom foot to stretch your calf […]

Simple shoulder stretch

To release shoulder and neck tension, follow the steps below; Stand tall and slide your left hand down the left side of your body. Raise your right shoulder as your left lowers. Hold this for 10 seconds then stand straight again. Now slide your right hand down the right side of your body. Raise your […]

Correct hip flexor stretch for tight hips

Start in a half kneeling position 1. In a tall position put your hands on your hips and contract abdominals tucking the bottom under into pelvic tilt. 2. While maintaining this bottom tuck position, exhale and gently lean forward keeping the core muscles engaged and keeping your back from arching. 3. Feel a gentle stretch […]

Backs are built to bend!

NOTE: If you suffer from back pain, please consult our Physiotherapists before trying this stretch. The Forward Hang Stand with your feet hip-distance apart and your knees slightly bent. Interlace your fingers behind your back. (If your hands don’t touch, hold on to a dish towel.) Breathe in and straighten your arms to expand your […]

Keep your spine flexible with the Cat-Camel…

Prayer Cat Camel Start on all fours. Prayer- Exhale as you sit back onto heels, lower head, tuck chin and reach arms out. Cat- Inhale as you arch the back up and hollow out abdominals while head remains tucked. Camel- Exhale and lower abdominal and reach chin towards ceiling. Tuck chin and sit back  into […]