Flex Stretch™ is a unique stretching aid that assists in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, calf, thigh, hip, and low back strains and injuries, even for users with a limited range of motion.
While aiding in physical mobility and flexibility, the Flex Stretch™ cradle design encompasses the foot allowing for a comfortable stretch to the foot, heel, Achilles tendon, hamstring, quadriceps, inner/outer thigh, and calf. The unique design alleviates stress on the heel, permits relaxed breathing, and affords superior dorsiflexion of the toes.
It’s ideal for people with limited flexibility or range of motion. Made of a comfortable poly laminate and webbing, this unique stretching aid features multiple strap loops for personal control of each stretch.
WHY DO I NEED THIS?
The Flex Stretch™ is excellent for anyone
The Flex Stretch™ is ideal for people/patients with plantar fasciitis, strained Achilles tendons, Achilles tendinopathy, myofascial pain.
Flex Stretch™ is made with quality durable nylon with multiple sturdy loops to tailor your stretch. This is the perfect bundle for any dancer, yoga exercises, athletes, physical therapists, and rehab patients.
High Effect – Stretch strap provides additional stability during unassisted stretches and poses. Highly effective for athletes, dancers, or for physical therapy.
Avoid Injury – When you stretch, you elongate your muscles around the joints which helps increase the range of motion and in turn, helps to avoid injury.
Healthy Stretching – The special band prevents injury and facilitates gradual and gentle stretches that protect your muscles and make you more and more flexible each day
All-in-one – There are 6 loops to fit your various exercise needs, suit for yoga, ballet, pilates, workout, athletic teams, relaxing, and flexibility training.
Use while seated or to stretch the plantar fascia, foot, or calf.
While seated on the chair or floor, pull the strap toward you to stretch the bottom of the foot/plantar fascia. This stretch is commonly prescribed to those who suffer from plantar fasciitis. The position can also be used to stretch the calf with the leg fully extended.
Use while standing or lying face-down to stretch the quadriceps (quads)
If standing, it is recommended a chair or other stationary object be used for balance. To stretch the quadriceps, use your free hand and arm to pull upwards on the strap, moving your heel up and toward your seat, effectively stretching the quads.
Stretch the outer hip, hamstring, and gluteus
While supine, use the strap to guide your foot across the body in a controlled motion to stretch the hip and glute. Pulling the strap toward you in this position can also provide a stretch to the hamstrings.
The importance of stretching
You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and independence. “A lot of people don’t understand that stretching has to happen on a regular basis. It should be daily,” says David Nolan, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
3 configurations. Many ways to stretch.
The Flex Stretch™ can be worn in three unique orientations to accommodate different stretching positions. Choose from the three configurations to target separate muscle groups.
Placement Option 1 This is the most common placement option used to stretch the arch of the foot (plantar fascia) or calf. Place heel in the opening of the fabric. Secure the hook and loop strap around the ankle. Grab one of the loops stitched into the strap to control the stretch.
Placement Option 2 This configuration is used to stretch the quadricep. Insert foot into the opening of the fabric. Secure the hook and loop strap around the ankle. Grab one of the loops stitched into the strap to control the stretch.
Placement Option 3 This placement is ideal for stretches where plantar fascia and calf stretching is not desired. Place heel at the opening of the fabric. Secure the hook and loop strap around the ankle. Grab one of the loops stitched into the strap to control the stretch.
Footpad: 9.4×3.5 in (24×13.5cm)
Each loop: about 6.7×8 in (17x23cm)