Sometimes it just feels so good to stretch!!!!!
As a sports medicine practice with DPT's and DO's, we get asked a lot of questions about stretching. Usually, people come to us for advice on different ways to stretch before or after a workout. Most of the time its because people feel tightness or pain and feel as though stretching would be the right way to approach their perceived tightness/pain.
We also get dozens of questions from people asking for beneficial stretches for a "pulled muscle" or a "slight muscle strain."
The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the "do's and don'ts" of stretching and hopefully provide some clarity on the concept of stretching.
We think its important to address a couple of things:
There are still a lot of advancements to be made when it comes to researching stretching. Multiple theories have been proposed to explain stretching. These are highlighted in this article by Weppler 2010. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20075147/
If you're a runner, you've might at least spent some time thinking about running form. You've also might have experienced some sort of pain, injury, and time away from running. If so, you've might have noticed your running form change a bit because of the pain. This can lead to bad habits that can make you more prone to injuries in the future.
This is just one reason why a running analysis is so important for every runner....so let us as you a few questions!
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