Do you find sometimes that you treat an area that is causing you pain and you make sure you do stretches on that side to soften and lengthen the muscles yet still the tension and pain keeps on coming back?
When we get a problem, for example pain in the shoulder, we may choose to do something about it ourselves or by visiting a therapist who can assess the problem and work on that area.
As we come away from the session some stretches may be suggested to help soften and lengthen the muscles and stop them from returning to their tense position that caused us problems in the first place.
But do we do these stretches on both sides of our body?
Quite often the answer is ‘no’.