Relaxing Stretches for Stiff Muscles — Ask Doctor Jo

When raising a child with autism, stress management is important for both the parents and the child. Simple stretching and breathing exercises can help reduce frustration and anxiety.

Dr. Jo takes us through a full body stretch routine to promote physical and mental wellness.

Relaxing Stretches for Stiff Muscles — Ask Doctor Jo by AskDoctorJo
Initial Release Date: Feb 6, 2019
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • These kinds of stretches are not meant to be held for more than 20 or 30 seconds. They are just meant to relax your muscles.
  • These stretches will work down your body, starting with head turns and side bends to stretch your neck.
  • Then you move on to shoulders, doing forward and backward shoulder rolls followed by back shoulder squeezes.
  • Next you move down to your torso, doing 20 seconds of trunk rotations.
  • You then move down to your legs, doing hamstring stretches to stretch both your legs and your back.
  • Moving back up slightly to your trunk, you then do 20 seconds of side bends.
  • Next, you move on to a full body stretch, doing 20 seconds of bringing your arms in circles from above your head to the ground and back.
  • To finish the exercise, you take five deep breaths.

These exercises are simply one step towards living a healthier lifestyle. Browse our free video library for more tips on how to improve your wellbeing.

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