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Oh, stretching! Can you do anything right? 

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My main stretching article now includes a section on the failure to treat contracture (a scar-like shortening of soft tissues). Most people and most professionals probably assume that long, intense stretches are an effective prevention/treatment for contracture. It is not an assumption held with much conviction, I imagine — it’s just that stretching always gets the benefit of the doubt, whether it deserves it or not, and it seems to “make sense” that stretching would be a cure for contracture.

Common sense fails again, I’m afraid. Continue reading (link goes directly the new section).

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