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Title: Pre-exercise stretching does not prevent lower limb running injuries
Authors: Benaroia, Ilana

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Keywords: Athletic injuries
Running
Soft-tissue injuries
Stretching
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: CLINICAL QUESTION: Does pre-exercise stretching reduce the incidence of lower limb soft tissue injuries in young adult runners (≤ 35 years old)? CLINICAL BOTTOM LINE: Studies involving young, healthy, male military subjects have failed to demonstrate a preventative effect of pre-exercise stretching on lower limb soft tissue injuries. Future research involving recreational or competitive runners, female subjects, and longer follow-up to track injury recurrence are warranted to further examine the effects of stretching on injury prevention.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/218
Appears in Collections:CATS 2005

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