passive stretching


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passive stretching

stretching that involves only noncontractile elements, such as ligaments, fascia, bursae, dura mater, and nerve roots. Examples include manipulation of a muscle, such as during therapeutic massage or during isometric exercises in which there is no range of motion of the body part involved.
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Comparison of cyclic and sustained passive stretching using a mechanical device to increase resting length of hamstring muscles.
Objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization DSTM technique and Passive Stretching PS to improve the flexibility of tight hamstrings in cricket players.
2012), and with linear increase of shear elastic modulus during passive stretching (Maisetti et al.
The participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: active stretching (6), passive stretching (6), or control (6).
In order to better know the passive stretching technique, some researchers verified the influence of frequency and quantity of stretching maneuvers.
25) concluded that static stretching (SS), which is a term often used interchangeably with passive stretching (PS), before exercise has significant and practically relevant negative acute effects on maximal strength and explosive performance with as yet unclear results regarding muscle power.
This also includes assessment of the patient's pain using a pain scale and assessment of the presence of pain on passive stretching (Flynn, Bashyal, Yeger-McKeever, Garner, Launay, & Sponseller, 2011).
However, only stretch after you are warm--never before class--and avoid extreme passive stretching where a person or a contraption is pressing down hard on the top of your foot.
15-18) Active and passive stretching of the hip flexor group in low back pain patients has been shown to increase hip extension.
The treatment combines firm massage, pressure points, yoga and passive stretching, where the therapist places my limbs into position and holds.
However, it is not known if passive stretching of any duration outside of activity has any effect on reducing risk of injury (11).
an increase in the proportion of slow-to-fast twitch fibers; since the former type has a smaller diameter, it may have led to a decrease in the volume of the muscle undergoing passive stretching.