Static, ballistic stretching affect ankle flexibility differently

Rapp, Susan M.
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p24
The article discusses research being done on the effect of static and ballistic stretching on muscle and tendon tissue properties in the ankle joint area. It references two studies by Nele N. Machieu et al, presented at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Congress in May 2007 and another published in the 2007 issue of "Medical Science Sports Exercises." Measurements made including ankle range of motion, passive resistive torque of the plantar flexors and stiffness of the Achilles tendon are reported.


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