Do you feel like you cannot get in a good workout because you have limited range of motion? If you’re new to exercise, picked up a new sport recently, or you find yourself adding more exercise to your daily routine, it is important to find ways to maximize range of motion to truly improve stamina and strength. Here are somethings you can do to help improve range of motion:
Loosen up your muscles with a light warmup to help prepare the body for exercise.
One of the biggest issues we all face is stress. Stress will form knots and will keep the muscles in a tense state. If you want to improve range of motion, it is imperative to find ways to address stress.
A huge culprit of range of motion issues is caused by lack of water. Hydration is essential to the muscles and joints. If you already feel thirsty, you are dehydrated. You need to track your daily water intake to see positive improvements in the joints, muscles, and organs.
During a workout, you need to focus on proper breathing. Improper breathing actually causes problems with range of motion. If you find yourself breathing heavily, you aren’t helping the body to remain resilient against stress.
What do you do when you have a shoulder injury? How about a stiff knee? If you do not use the right movements, you can easily cause the injury or stiffness to worsen. We recommend coming to our Layton, Mountain Green, or North Ogden physical therapy office for effective treatment.
Our experts create unique patient treatment programs designed around you. We know there is no one size fits all approach to fixing ailments, which is why we work directly with our patients. We now provide virtual physical therapy services to help patients receive proper modality treatment while staying safe at home. Call our office to schedule your appointment, 801-728-4624!