Stretching: Is it a safe bet for your athletes?
While it’s generally accepted that improving the flexibility of muscles and tendons results in better performances and lowers the chances of injuries, contradictory findings have been reported in much literature that this can be best accomplished using stretching exercises. Some authors claim that stretching is beneficial for injury prevention, while some clinical evidence suggests that stretching before exercise doesn’t help at all.
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Amy-Lynn Corey is the Online Content Specialist at AthleticTraining.com and HomeCEUConnection.com. AthleticTraining.com is a membership-based service that offers BOC approved online continuing education courses for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.