Benefit: Assisted Stretching can help the head move back into proper alignment, and increase a rotational motion for a decrease in headache and neck pain. This helps rotational sports like golfing, tennis, and road cyclers who need to look over their shoulder to check for traffic.
Benefit: Assisted stretching can help the shoulder have more motion. This will make reaching the back easier, and impove things like soaping up or putting on a shirt. For sports like tennis and golf, and even throwing a ball- increasing motion will also increase strength and neurological control during the sport. By finding and releasing the exact area of restriction, assisted stretching can help reduce pain and resolve conditions such as frozen shoulder.
Benefit: Assisted stretching for the hips and lower back can relieve pain that feels like it is coming from the sacrum, pain that is in the lower part of the spine, pain during twisting or bending forward, and even sitting. Some back pain can come from disks or ligament inflammation, but since the muscles control the position of the bones, creating proper muscle function and also help those conditions.
Benefit: Assisted stretching for the wrist muscles can lengthen and relax the muscles, and stop them referring pain into the wrists. Removing chronic tension will also help restore full strength and neurological control, increasing gripping strength and also retuming fine motor control during delicate activities like typing.
Benefit: Assisted stretching can lengthen the muscles control the knee and can reduce pain in the knee, increase strength and endurance. In older people, this means they can stand from a seated position with ease, and for athletes, increases strength and endurance. Although there are many causes of knee pain, getting some assisted stretching on the muscles can help to restore proper movement pattems and reduce pain.
Benefit: Assisted stretching a tight ankle can help increase motion, increase function, and increase control. This can result in being able to walk further with more endurance and strength, and walk up stairs with confidence. For athletes, restoring proper ankle function can give them the extra edge to succeed. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis can also benefit from assisted stretching by restoring proper fascial length along the back side of the leg.