Calming Client's Stretching Fears

Never stretch before exercise (unless as part of a veterinary prescribed rehabilitation plan). Research in humans has shown a potential increase in soft tissue injuries with pre-exercise stretching. The hypothesis is that muscles store potential energy in their elastic fibers. If the muscle is stretched before an event, that potential energy is released, decreasing the energy of the muscle.

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Sasha Foster
The Square Sit

Functional activities are the accrual of physical attributes including joint play, passive range of motion, flexibility and strength as seen in Figure 1.1 Physical Attributes Required for Function. All of these components are required in differing measures for specific functional activities such as ‘square sitting’.

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Sasha Foster