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Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures


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

Six articles on PainSci cite Harvey 2017: (1) The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain(2) Quite a Stretch(3) Why So “Negative”?(4) Complete Guide to Frozen Shoulder(5) Dupuytren’s Contracture(6) Stretching for Pain (and Pleasure)

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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