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  • Effective stretching with PNF

    Effective stretching with PNF

    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretches are a method of rapidly expanding range of motion. While originally designed for rehabilitation, they are now used by athletes and weekend warriors as well as studies show PNF stretches are one of the most effective stretching techniques if done twice a week [4]. Below is an overview of PNF…

  • Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”

    Understanding Hamstring Strains: “POP!”

    Hamstring strains, or tears, are a common occurrence in runners and sprinters.  There are several contributing factors to hamstring strains and there is a high chance of recurring injury.  Strains in the hamstrings are more frequent than in some other muscles for several reasons: muscle imbalance, excessive neural tension (tonus), lack of flexibility, fatigue, and…