Beyond Stretching: ROM Training

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Video Chapters

  • Chp. 1 Introduction
  • Chp. 2 Why Do We Need to Stretch?
  • Chp. 3 What is Stretching?
  • Chp. 4 What is Range of Motion?
  • Chp. 5 Barriers to ROM
  • Chp. 6 Properties of Tissue
  • Chp. 7 Research Studies
  • Chp. 8 Traditional Stretching Goals
  • Chp. 9 Summary - Questions and Answers


Are you ready to stretch your mind and question tradition? Learn the common types and goals of stretching, and the research (or lack thereof) behind stretching as a means to injury prevention and a warm-up strategy. The specific method of stretching and its viability and suitability should be reconsidered each time a trainer uses it as a means for improving range of motion.

This is a live recorded session from the 2009 IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference™
By Tom Purvis, PT

Tom Purvis

IDEA Author/Presenter

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