July 12, 2011

One of the more irritating injuries for professional cheerleaders is a hamstring injury. Cheerleaders often report hamstring injuries during the professional football season. The high kicks and such require well-stretched hamstring muscles, but so do you when you are gardening, lifting laundry baskets, and getting golf clubs or kids' gear out of the trunk. You need flexible hamstrings, too!

So exercise like a cheerleader, even though you're not one! No, you don't need the pom-poms or short skirts. You just need a little time and a good hamstring stretch exercise routine. New Hampshire Spine and Sport can help you with both.

In a recent study, chiropractic doctors gave a professional cheerleading team some simple hamstring exercises to do. Their hamstring-related pain and injury decreased. It doesn't take much to help a lot!

New Hampshire Spine and Sport knows the hamstring muscle and how to stretch it safely. We also know that spinal conditions like spondylolisthesis are often accompanied by tight hamstrings. Gentle hamstring stretching is most important. It's no fun to exercise and hurt. So if you want to exercise to gain flexibility and prevent back pain and hamstring injury, contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport.

Check out our hamstring exercise options. Don't do any of them until you talk with us, but check out how easy they are to do. They don't take long either, just a few minutes. You can even do them before you get out of bed in the morning. (You won't forget to stretch your hamstrings every day that way!)

Bottom-line: You can reduce hamstring injury-related pain just like the professional cheerleaders by incorporating careful, simple hamstring stretches into your daily or weekly exercise routine, and we can help!

We at New Hampshire Spine and Sport are here for Southern New Hampshire residents...and cheerleaders! From chiropractic services like...

We keep you active and pain-free.

Look around our website for other services we offer and spinal pain conditions we treat every day. Then, contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport for an personalized recommendation of an effective hamstring stretching exercise for you.

Click here for REFERENCES for EXERCISE: Exercise Like a Cheerleader!