CAN’T TOUCH YOUR TOES?
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Do you think it’s because of your tight hamstrings? Spinal Forward Flexion or the “toe touch” is a simple yet effective test that therapists use to assess one’s overall range of motion of the spine but some may not know that there are a few factors that lead to a successful toe touch. Often it can be tight hamstrings (muscles in the back of your thigh that run past your knee) or any tight structure on the back side of your body such as low back and calf muscles. It can also be from lack of core muscle activation/ coordination or motor control issues in the front of your hips. At SST, we can perform a Movement Screening to help address such issues and see what is the cause of your lack of forward flexion.
Find the cause of your lack of forward flexion: Call us today at (204) 774-9903 to schedule a Movement Screening!
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
Keep up with your physiotherapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call South Sherbrook Therapy for an injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love. HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK? 1 2 3
I’m just coming off an ACL reconstruction.Mytherapist
has me doing unique exercises focusing not only on strengthening my knee for day to day activities but also getting it ready to get me back on the ice for hockey. That extra attention to detail is what I feel is improving my knee faster than I expected.”
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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S USE THIS EXERCISE TO KEEP YOU MOVING
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Walking Lunge Stand comfortably with your feet shoulder width apart. Take a large step forward with one leg, keeping your back foot in starting position while rolling onto your toes. Keep your spine straight and your forward and back knees bent, so that you make right angles with your hip, knee, and ankle. As you lunge, you should feel a stretch across the front of the hip and thigh. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-5 times.
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