Neural Aspects of Muscle Stretching

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


Neural mechanisms contribute significantly to the gains that occur in the range of motion about a joint with stretching exercises. In the acute condition, lengthening of a muscle-tendon unit decreases spinal reflex excitability, which reduces passive tension and increases joint range of motion. Similarly, participation in a stretch-training program decreases tonic reflex activity and increases flexibility.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles