Dynamic Stretching


At Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, our physicians and physical therapists recommend that patients perform dynamic stretching before participating in activities. Dynamic stretching, which means moving while stretching, stimulates blood and oxygen flow to joints and muscles, thereby reducing the chance of injury or re-injury.  Watch this video for simple demonstrations of dynamic stretching for both upper and lower extremities, courtesy of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physical therapists.