PNF stretching consists of three simple steps: stretch the muscle, contract it isometrically against resistance, then stretch it again. Simple, yet highly effective. These steps apply whether you're isolating one muscle at a time or using the spiral diagonal patterns of PNF to stretch groups of muscles simultaneously.
This new edition features the latest PNF stretching techniques to help improve range of motion, reduce overuse injuries that result from muscle fatigue, and enable easy assessment of current muscle function. The book has been expanded to include a broader scope of stretches featuring 14 additional muscle groups and an expanded number of self-stretches. You'll also find a new section on using facilitated stretching along with soft tissue therapy for reducing pain and restoring range of motion lost due to injury.
Facilitated Stretching is a cutting-edge tool that uses the science behind PNF stretching to develop an easy-to-use method to improve flexibility and range of motion....Continua