Do Strengthening and Stretching Exercises Alter the Resting Position of the Scapulae?

What’s This Research About? The aim of this research review is to examine whether the evidence supports an exercise intervention of stretching the anterior aspect of the shoulder and strengthening the scapular retractors to alter the resting position of the scapula in individuals with abducted scapulae. TITLE: Effectiveness of Strengthening and Stretching [...]

By |2018-06-04T22:14:13+00:00June 5th, 2018|Musculoskeletal, Stretching|0 Comments

Stretching Concepts for Exercise and Rehabilitation

What’s This Research About? This paper looks at the research surrounding stretching and how it fits into a well-rounded physical activity program and/or in a rehabilitation setting. TITLE: Current Concepts in Muscle Stretching for Exercise and Rehabilitation ORIGINAL LINK PUBLICATION: International Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy DATE: 2012 AUTHORS : Phil Page Active muscle tension: [...]

By |2018-02-05T11:24:43+00:00February 6th, 2018|Musculoskeletal, Stretching|0 Comments

Can We Train Fascia?

What’s This Research About? Dr. Schleip is interested in the molecular, biomechanical, and neurophysiological traits of fascia. The authors review the foundational makeup of fascia and recommend practical exercises to train strong and resilient tissue. Dr. Schleip believes that training fascia in these ways will make it less prone to injury. TITLE: Training [...]

By |2018-01-05T15:26:23+00:00December 26th, 2017|Musculoskeletal, Other Exercises, Stretching|0 Comments

Comparison of Four Hamstring Stretches

What’s This Research About? What’s the best hamstring stretch? It’s never that easy! Even though we believe flexibility is beneficial for athletic performance and for general well-being, there isn’t much research that proves its effectiveness. In addition, knowing which stretching technique is the best to improve flexibility is up for debate. This study [...]

By |2017-12-11T22:01:11+00:00December 12th, 2017|Musculoskeletal, Stretching|0 Comments

Eccentric Training and Lower Limb Flexibility

What’s This Research About? While passive stretching interventions increase flexibility for short periods of time (about 30 minutes), they do not appear to decrease risk of injury. Lower limb injuries are common in athletes. A few of the contributing factors can’t be changed, such as age, gender and previous injury history. However, [...]

By |2017-11-06T16:02:15+00:00November 7th, 2017|Musculoskeletal, Stretching|2 Comments

Restorative Yoga Vs. Stretching on Stress in People with Metabolic Syndrome

What’s This Research About? Researchers wanted to see if restorative yoga was effective at increasing the relaxation response enough to reduce stress, decrease cortisol, and improve psychosocial outcomes. They compare the effects of restorative yoga to stretching. It’s tempting to assume that restorative yoga would have a greater impact on stress levels.  [...]

By |2017-11-03T07:36:13+00:00September 19th, 2017|Conditions, Stretching, Yoga Methods|3 Comments

Stretching vs Motor Control Exercises for Low Back Pain

What’s This Research About? This study investigates the effectiveness of a 6 week Stretching Exercise (SE) intervention vs. Motor Control Exercise (MCE) intervention on reducing compensatory pelvic motion during active prone knee flexion (APKF) and low back pain intensity. Previous studies suggest a potential cause for compensatory anterior pelvic tilt is increased [...]

By |2017-07-01T03:34:55+00:00May 20th, 2017|Conditions, Stretching|0 Comments