Response to Ian Shrier

We agree with Ian Shrier that the finding of an effect of stretching on risk of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries should be interpreted with caution. That is why we wrote “The finding of an effect of stretching on muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk needs to be considered cautiously because muscle, ligament and tendon injury risk was a […]

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Research in Stretching- A Letter to the Editor

Editor, I recently read the article Jamtvedt et al on whether pre and post stretching prevents injury (1) with interest. I commend the authors for their well-conducted study and would like to comment on two particular issues. First, the authors correctly point out that there was no difference in the primary outcome of all injuries, […]

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Does stretching reduce injury?

Stretching, or not, has been a controversial issue. This month’s BJSM helps to unravel (or add to) this puzzle. In an entirely web-based study (that gained awareness through media coverage), 2377 physically active adults were recruited in an effort to determine whether stretching modifies injury risk and soreness. The verdict? In the short-medium term stretching reduces the risk […]

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E-letter: No discrepancy between protocol and trial report

Click here to read the original article. We thank Professor Thornton for raising these issues and are grateful for the opportunity to clarify details of the trial protocol and analysis. There is, in fact, no discrepancy between the description of outcomes in the trial protocol published on the trial web site, the protocol that was registered on the […]

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