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Physical therapist assisting patient with leg and foot flexibility.

Here to Help You Move with Ease

Flexibility is a fundamental component of physical health, enabling us to move freely and perform daily activities with ease. However, maintaining or enhancing flexibility can be challenging, especially as we age or recover from injuries. Fortunately, ProFysio Physical Therapy helps patients maximize their mobility through proven techniques and personalized treatment plans.

Why Flexibility Matters

Flexibility improves posture, reduces the risk of injuries, alleviates pain, and enhances athletic performance. When muscles and joints are flexible, they can efficiently move through their full range of motion, promoting better movement and function. Techniques we offer to enhance flexibility include:

Personalized Stretching and Exercise Programs

ProFysio Physical Therapy offers tailored exercise programs designed to meet each patient's unique needs. These programs incorporate a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises aimed at improving flexibility and overall physical function. Our team of experienced therapists works closely with patients to help them perform these exercises safely and correctly.

Static stretching involves holding a stretch for a sustained period of time, usually between 15-60 seconds. This technique helps lengthen the muscles and improve joint flexibility. Common static stretches include hamstring stretches, calf stretches, and shoulder stretches.

Dynamic stretching involves moving parts of your body and gradually increasing reach, speed of movement, or both. This type of stretching is particularly effective before engaging in physical activities, as it prepares the muscles by mimicking the motions of the activity. Examples include leg swings, arm circles, and torso twists.

Graston Technique®

The Graston Technique® is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables physical therapists to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. By using specialized instruments, therapists can identify and treat areas exhibiting chronic inflammation or fibrosis, thereby improving tissue flexibility and mobility.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, which can help improve blood flow and promote relaxation of the muscles. This method can be beneficial in reducing muscle tightness and increasing flexibility.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training

BFR training involves applying a cuff to restrict blood flow to a limb during exercise. This technique can stimulate muscle growth and strength without the need for heavy weights, making it ideal for patients recovering from an injury or surgery. Enhanced muscle conditioning through BFR can indirectly contribute to better flexibility and mobility.

Patient-Centered Care at ProFysio

Our commitment to clinical excellence at ProFysio Physical Therapy means we strive to make sure that every patient who enters our facilities receives individualized attention and care. Whether you're an athlete looking to enhance performance, a senior aiming to maintain independence, or someone simply recovering from injury and looking to get back to daily life, our team is here to support your journey toward optimal health and mobility.

Contact us at (732) 812-5200 today to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your flexibility and mobility goals. We’re dedicated to helping you reach your physical ambitions.