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Justin Tuttle

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Peoria Chiropractic Clinic Describes Stretching

Peoria Chiropractic Clinic Describes Stretching

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Stretching and Chiropractic Treatment

Peoria Chiropractic treatment often includes advice on stretching and movements that can help increase blood flow. Stretching is free and can be done practically anywhere at any time. Stretching requires no special equipment, is low impact and an important tool in your wellness regimen. Stretching keeps muscles and joints relaxed, mobile and feeling well.


Before you start

A stiff and inflexible back limits your body’s full range of motion and can make everyday activities daunting, uncomfortable, more challenging - and at worst - extremely painful. Your chiropractor’s stretching exercises are designed to complement and work out your spine. A strong spine increases elasticity through your whole core.


Focus on relaxing the muscle

Try maintaining a calm and in a relaxed state of mind as you stretch. A calm and relaxed connection between your brain and your body is imperative to gain the maximum benefit from your treatment. It can be the trickiest part of any stretching, but the benefits are well worth it.

Listen to your chiropractor and stretch as many times as they suggest. Start out slowly and gradually, but stay the course. With consistent and mindful stretching you’ll feel better in no time.


Two basic back stretches to try

These are common stretches prescribed by Peoria chiropractors to ease back pain. Always consult with your chiropractor before attempting any of these exercises.


Hip Flexor Stretch

  1. Kneel on right knee and place left foot flat on the floor
  2. Keep your torso upright and rest your hands on your hips
  3. Push your hips forward as far as you can (no pain)
  4. Hold stretch in the front of your right hip. For 30 seconds
  5. Switch leg positions and repeat

Pelvic Lift

  1. Lie flat on back with knees bent,
  2. Keep feet flat on floor (hip-width apart)
  3. Keep both arms extended by sides, palms facing down
  4. Lift pelvis off the floor and press hips as high as possible (no pain)
  5. Squeeze buttocks and hold for 1 count
  6. Slowly release hips back down to the floor 8 times slowly

To complement any stretching, some low impact aerobic activity can also be added to your routine. Ask our team at Tuttle Chiropractic for more information.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614

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What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Tuttle is one of the best chiropractors in Peoria. It is easy to get in for an appointment, as he will fit you in. My back has never felt better."
Erica F.

"Dr. Tuttle keeps me pain free! Without adjustments, my neck and shoulders would ache constantly. I’m so glad I found Dr. Tuttle."
Raz S.

"Dr. Tuttle has helped me with preventative care over the last two years. I’ve really noticed a difference in my body’s flexibility from the time I started."
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Tuttle Chiropractic
6808 North Knoxville Avenue Suite B
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-9200

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday8:30am - 6pm
Thursday8:30am - 6pm
Friday9am - 11am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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