Got a bad ankle? A sore knee? Here are some easy home exercises anyone can do to rebuild the afflicted area in the lower body. Champion Fitness Physical Therapy Physical Therapist Michael Bennington, assisted by PTA Nick Foster, demonstrate a basic rehab program to benefit the ankle or the knee.
When most of us think about “Stretching” before or after a workout, we more than likely are thinking of Static Stretching, the practice of holding for a period of time to increase range of motion, done when muscles are already warm and you are finished with your work out. However, there’s another form of stretching we use….Dynamic Stretching. Dynamic Stretching prepares the body for activity, kind of like how warming up on the treadmill or an elliptical does. However when people dynamically stretch, they are moving their bodies in all different kinds of ranges of motion and all planes, allowing the body to be fully prepared for any activity, whereas a treadmill or elliptical works only one or two ranges of motion in only one specific plane.
Certified Personal Trainers Paul Kelly and Alison Key demonstrate a series of stretches to work on the hamstrings. Check it out to see how easy it can be.