Have a Healthy Spine: Why Stretching is SO Important

February 17th, 2021

At Driven Fit + SWS, we believe that keeping your spine healthy is a major part of the recovery process. That is why you will never leave our gym without having stretched after a major workout and why we incorporate stretching into all of our chiropractic care services. Here we touch on the benefits of stretching and the important role it plays in your spinal health.


“You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”

– Joseph Pilates


Why Does Stretching Matter So Much?


Pain Relief

Chiropractic care is a well-known treatment used to relieve pain and ease muscle tension. Stretching compliments chiropractic care because it not only alleviates pent up tension and stiffness in muscles and ligaments, it targets pain the in following areas:

  • Back of the legs
  • Lower back
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Glutes

At Driven Fit + SWS, our chiropractic team, led by Dr. Sponaugle, uses treatments such as stretching, sustained pressure, and specific joint manipulations that are delivered by hand and involve a quick and gentle thrust. Trust us, chiropractic care is life. Book an appointment to feel the difference, call/ text  (813) 440-3016.



Another major way stretching compliments the benefits of chiropractic care is by creating and maintaining stability in the body. Stretching enhances and elongates muscle function, allowing your muscle groups to be more equipped to keep your body balanced and strong.

Through stretching and chiropractic care, you are closer to achieving total body wellness!



Millions of Americans work on a computer ALL day long. Add watching TV and looking down at our cell phone into the mix, and it’s recipe for disaster. Why? Because staying in these positions for too long can cause an increase in stiffness and immobility.

Stretching can work out that stiffness and help your body become more flexible and mobile. If you find that you are sitting for hours on end every day, incorporate stretching into your daily exercise routine.

Tip: Schedule the stretch! If a project or meeting is set to take 45 minutes, use the next 15 to get your body moving and stretch.


Stay Healthy with Stretching

At Driven Fit + SWS, we’re more than just a gym that focuses on tough workouts. We believe in a total body approach to fitness and overall health, with recovery and maintenance being a major part of the process. We’re going to make you stretch, and your body will love us for it.

Learn more about our private and semi-private training, classes, and chiropractic care services offered at our South Tampa wellness center, call/ text (813) 440-3016!

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