At Pure Motion Performance Stretch & Wellness in Charlotte, NC, we use two fascial stretch therapy techniques to help clients relieve their body aches. The Slow Stretch Wave accesses the parasympathetic nervous system using the “slow stretch wave” to tune into the client’s nervous system. It pairs slower breathing with slower movements. The Fast Stretch Wave accesses the sympathetic nervous system using the “fast stretch wave” to tune into the client’s nervous system. It pairs faster breathing with faster movements.
The muscles of the thighs are divided into 3 groups: Anterior; lie in front of femur, Posterior; behind, and Medial muscles (adductors) run between the inner femur (thigh) and the pelvis
Anterior compartment bends or flexes the hip and extends or straightens the knee.
Most powerful of the muscles that bend the knee. This large muscle arises partly from inside the pelvis and party from lower lumbar vertebrae
Tensor Fascia Latae
Inserts into strong band of connective tissue that runs down the outside of the leg to the tibia below the knee
The longest muscle of the body and runs as a flat strap across the thigh from the anterior superior iliac spine of the pelvis . It crosses both the hip and the knee joint before it inserts into the inner side of the top of the tibia.
It consists of 4 major parts whose tendons combine to form the strong quadriceps tendon. QF acts to straighten your knees. It’s used in running, jumping, and climbing. It helps straighten the knee when standing from a sitting position.
Most fields are aware of and implement triplanar movement principles and techniques. Creative integration with the use of aids, machines, software, and many videos has aided trainers and therapists in this goal. Unfortunately, stretching has lagged behind, with many therapists still engaging in unidimensional, limited planes of movement, not to mention using the same parameters of intensity, duration, and frequency.
If we take the ball-and-socket hip joint, for example, a circumduction movement takes the hip through the full 360-degree rotation that it is capable of. However, most stretching does not take advantage of this. Incorporating a combination of traction, oscillation, circumduction, and a large variety of movement patterns with creative use of spirals, diagonals, and rotations produces a more effective result.
Let our stretch coaches help you manage different types of body aches as well as provide post-athletic training or competition recovery through fascial stretch therapy. We provide stretching programs customized to your needs. Get in touch with us so we can start planning the perfect therapy for you.