Post-isometric relaxation

Post-isometric relaxation

Experience Increased Flexibility and Reduced Tension with Post-Isometric Relaxation at Prodigy Chiro Care

Find Relief Across Our 4 Los Angeles Locations: Santa Monica, Brentwood, Marina del Rey, and Culver City

At Prodigy Chiro Care, we are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of treatments to improve your flexibility and manage muscle tension. One effective technique we utilize is post-isometric relaxation (PIR), which helps alleviate tightness and promote pain relief.

Understanding Post-Isometric Relaxation:

PIR is a gentle technique that works through a specific sequence:
Stretching the muscle:

The therapist carefully positions your body to gently stretch the targeted muscle until a slight resistance is felt, but not to the point of pain.

Isometric contraction:

You will then be instructed to contract the stretched muscle gently against minimal resistance for a short duration (usually 5-10 seconds).

Relaxation and gentle stretch:

After the contraction, you will fully relax the muscle. The therapist then gently stretches the muscle again, often finding an increased range of motion due to the relaxed state.

Benefits of Post-Isometric Relaxation:

Improved flexibility

PIR helps release muscle tension and stiffness, increasing your range of motion and flexibility.

Reduced pain

By relieving muscle tension and promoting relaxation, PIR can alleviate pain caused by tight muscles and trigger points.

Enhanced movement

Improved flexibility and reduced pain can lead to better overall movement and performance.

Safe and gentle technique

PIR is a safe and gentle approach suitable for various individuals, including those seeking relief from chronic or acute pain.

Experience the Benefits at Prodigy Chiro Care:

Our team of experienced professionals at Prodigy Chiro Care will assess your individual needs and determine if PIR is the right approach for you. We offer personalized treatment plans designed to address your specific concerns and help you achieve lasting results.

Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Marina del Rey, or Culver City to explore if PIR can help improve your flexibility and manage muscle tension. Contact us today!