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This Stretch Will Save You Thousands of Dollars!


Sleep is the best. That is unless you know you’re going to wake up stiff and sore, then sleep may become something you dread.


But why are you waking up stiff and sore? Could it be your mattress? Are you just getting old? Before you invest thousands of dollars in a new bed watch Dr. Rob show you how you can beat morning stiffness!


So why do you tend to feel more stiff in the morning? When we’re moving around all day we are using our joints and muscles. The tissues around our joints secrete lubrication which help keep them moving smoothly. When we sleep we typically aren’t moving around as much and over the course of 6-8 hours our joints are no longer well lubricated and they become stiff.


This stiffness can feel even worse if you already have tightness from sitting, working out, driving, or other daily activities. We want to help you ease some of that stiffness with some easy stretches you can do each morning!


Try these 4 stretches to combat the most common causes of morning stiffness:



This stretch is great for loosening up your spine first thing in the morning.

Start on all fours and slowly arch your back drawing your belly upward toward the ceiling and your chin toward the floor. Then do the opposite and bring your belly toward the floor and your head toward the ceiling.

Repeat about 10 times



This stretch is almost identical to the cat/camel except you start in a kneeling position and sitting back on your heels. Place your hands on the floor and focus on arching your spine up and down.

You should do this stretch about 10 times and focus on your upper back.


Quadruped Rotations

This final stretch will focus on your mid back to make sure we hit every part of your spine.

Getting back on all fours place one hand on the back of your head and then draw that elbow to your opposite knee so you’re rotating toward the floor. Then reach your elbow back toward the ceiling to complete the rotation. Repeat 10 times on each side.


Hip Flexor Stretch

Sometimes your sleeping position may leave your hip flexors tight and sore which can feel like back pain.

Start in a half kneeling position with one knee on the ground. For this stretch you want to focus on tucking your pelvis so that you’re pushing through the hip of the leg that’s on the ground.

To really intensify the stretch, reach your arm above your head on the same side you’re stretching. Hold for about 30 seconds or 1 minute on each side.


You can do this quick stretching routine every morning to loosen things up and start your day.



Think there’s some more areas of your body that need some work? Come in and see one of our amazing therapists for personalized treatment and stretching.



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