Advanced stretching technique include pin and stretch technique as well as neural inhibition techniques (CR, AC, PIR, PNF) that relax / inhibit musculature.
What is Muscle Memory? How Does it Control Movement and Posture?
Where does muscle memory for baseline resting tone reside? It resides in the nervous system, the grand master controller of muscular function.
Static Muscle Stretching Reduces Muscle Contractile Force
This study proposes that static stretching causes a central nervous system neurophysiological response that results in diminished muscle strength.
Hypertonic / Tight Musculature of the Neck
Tight musculature is the most common presenting complaint that a manual therapist will confront and is a component of every neck musculoskeletal condition.