Stretching increases skin temperature so it warms up the myofascial tissues of the body, and is effecttive at warming up the body before physical activity.
Advanced stretching technique include pin and stretch technique as well as neural inhibition techniques (CR, AC, PIR, PNF) that relax / inhibit musculature.
There are many types of stretching techniques. Following is a guide to the many different types of stretching techniques that exist.
Stretching is essentially a mechanical manual/movement therapy that is aimed at making a soft tissue longer so that we can increase flexibility.
Two primary hypotheses have been proposed to explain the stretching-induced force deficit, in other words, the muscle weakness…
Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise improves the amount we sleep so it can help with sleep deficiency.
This study found that remote stretching via self-myofascial release using foam roller massage of the plantar fascia does increase hamstring extensibility.
All types of stretching showed joint range of motion improvements over the long term, however, static stretching technique showed the greatest improvement.
The value of massage therapy continuing education is often dependent on learning how to apply fundamental skill sets of manual therapy.
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