Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures

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Tags: treatment, exercise, stretch, controversy, self-treatment, muscle, debunkery

Five articles on PainSci cite Harvey 2017: 1. The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain2. Quite a Stretch3. Why So “Negative”?4. Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder5. Dupuytren’s Contracture

PainSci notes on Harvey 2017:

This is a Cochrane review of static stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures. The verdict? A clear thumbs down. Based on “high-quality evidence” they concluded that “stretch is not effective for the treatment and prevention of contractures.”

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