Code for stretching
Clues for the mechanical signals needed for tissue elongation can be derived from the viscoelastic properties of the musculoskeletal tissues. For effective stretching the manual therapy techniques should contain the following elements of adequate tensional forces, adequate duration and repetition.
Tensional forces should be within the late elastic region to early plastic region of tissues.
Duration should be performed slowly and maintained to allow for viscoelastic changes to take place.
Repetitive stretching is more likely to activate the long-term adaptive elongation process.
It is important to note that in many cases even when individuals stretch for a few weeks once they stop the muscle returns to its original functional length within two to three weeks.
Q: If you are someone who stretches on a regular basis how long did it take before you noticed a difference?
Q:If you are someone who had to stop stretching how long before you noticed a difference?
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