We advocate a preventive approach to injuries at Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic office in Fort Lauderdale. When the muscles are strong, they help to keep the back in line and support the weight of other tissues. But when exercising, people should be aware of how to warm-up properly so as not to incur soft-tissue injuries.
When muscles have blood flowing into them, they are less likely to fray or tear. For this reason, they should be warmed up using dynamic stretches. Dynamic stretches are those which keep them in motion while people get their heart rates up. Some examples would be arm circles and butt-kicks, as well as yoga routines that put the body through a series of postures.
Static stretches are those which require a person to hold a pose while still. These stretches are better saved for the cool-down at the end of a work-out. The warm-up and cool-down should each take about five minutes, with the central portion of the work-out taking at least twenty minutes.
Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic is at 1515 East Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334. To schedule an appointment, visit Ft Lauderdale Chiropractic or call 954-229-1995.