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Avoiding the Walking Dead of Stretching Programs

Published Apr 24, 2017 1:40:06 PM posted in stretching

In some of our previous posts, we talked about the lack of evidence that stretching programs alone produce desired results. (NOTE: If you are only seeing a reduction of 5-10%, we would caution against attributing those results to a cause and effect situation unless it’s across a very large sample size).

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What You Need to Know About Stretching Programs

Published Apr 17, 2017 12:41:00 PM posted in Injury Prevention, stretching

We get asked a lot about whether or not stretching programs work. To best answer this, we must dig into two key areas of knowledge: peer reviewed research and our in-the-field experience in injury prevention.

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4 Strategies for Establishing Effective Stretching Programs

Published Apr 5, 2017 12:52:44 PM posted in Ergonomics, stretching

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related injury today, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “More than 600,000 workers have MSDs, resulting in days away from work each year,” cites a U.S. News Health and Safety report1. That translates into an estimated cost of “$213 billion in annual treatment, care, and lost wages.”2

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