Application of passive stretch and its implications for muscle fibers.

@article{Deyne2001ApplicationOP,
  title={Application of passive stretch and its implications for muscle fibers.},
  author={Patrick G De Deyne},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={819-27}
}
To increase range of motion, physical therapists frequently use passive stretch as a means of gaining increased excursion around a joint. In addition to clinical studies showing effectiveness, thereby supporting evidence-based practice, the basic sciences can provide an explanation how a technique might work once a technique is known to be effective. The goal of this article is to review the potential cellular events that may occur when muscle fibers are stretched passively. A biomechanical… CONTINUE READING

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