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