Your Thigh Muscles

Flexibility of the muscles of your body is one of the largest issues I have to contend with as I am getting a patient through a treatment program. For senior citizens this is very evident especially with the muscles of the front of the thigh.

This group of muscles is called the Quadriceps (Quads for short). One of the many things that I have noticed over the years is that when senior citizens come into my office for care the primary muscle that I have problems improving the flexibility of is the Quadriceps group of muscles. When these muscles tighten it becomes very difficult to improve the lower back.

With many of you I will have you face down on the table and then pull your thigh up off of the table to stretch this muscle. It can be very painful but by doing this stretch it will become much easier to adjust the back plus the adjustment will last longer. If I have not given you any stretches for your thigh please see me and ask for some stretches!

By Mattingly Chiropractic, July 12, 2013