Current concepts in muscle stretching for exercise and rehabilitation

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Feb;7(1):109-19.


Stretching is a common activity used by athletes, older adults, rehabilitation patients, and anyone participating in a fitness program. While the benefits of stretching are known, controversy remains about the best type of stretching for a particular goal or outcome. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to discuss the current concepts of muscle stretching interventions and summarize the evidence related to stretching as used in both exercise and rehabilitation.

Keywords: Exercise; fitness; rehabilitation; stretching.