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Beyond Stretching: ROM Training

by Tom Purvis


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

Video Chapters

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

About the Presenter

Tom Purvis

Tom Purvis IDEA Author/Presenter

Tom Purvis, PT, is a licensed physical therapist specializing in exercise mechanics. He is the founder of RTS®, the Resistance Training Specialist® program and has served as the keynote speaker at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Symposium, as well as the IDEA Personal Training Summit.