The Stretching & Sports Injury Report

Over 125 free articles on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management.

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Stretching & Flexibility Articles

How to Increase Your Flexibility

How to Increase Your Flexibility

7 tips for improving your flexibility when you think you can’t improve your flexibility.

Top 10 Best Stretching Books

Top 10 Best Stretching Books

See what books I refer to for everything there is to know about stretching.
Stretching and Muscle Growth

Stretching and Muscle Growth

Discover how stretching can explode your muscle growth.
The 5 Best Desk Stretches

The 5 Best Desk Stretches

Use these stretches while sitting at your desk or in the office.
12 Benefits of Stretching

12 Benefits of Stretching

The truth about how stretching and flexibility training really prevents injury and improves athletic performance.
How to do the Splits

How to do the Splits

10 tips for achieving the splits without injury or pain.
Stretching for Chronic Pain

Stretching for Chronic Pain

Reduce your chronic pain by avoiding these 3 common stretching mistakes.
How to Stretch Properly

How to Stretch Properly

Answers to common stretching questions to make sure you’re stretching properly.
Understanding the Stretch Reflex

Understanding the Stretch Reflex

What is the Stretch Reflex and how can you use it to improve your flexibility?
Stretching for Recovery and Injury Rehab

Stretching for Recovery and Injury Rehab

Speed up your recovery with the right type of stretching.
What is PNF Stretching?

What is PNF Stretching?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching explained.
What is Dynamic Stretching?

What is Dynamic Stretching?

The 4 types of dynamic stretching and dynamic stretching examples.
Stretching and Muscle Fascia

Stretching and Muscle Fascia

What is muscle fascia and how does it affect your flexibility and the way you stretch?
What is Static Stretching?

What is Static Stretching?

The 5 types of static stretching and static stretching examples.
Is Stretching Dangerous?

Is Stretching Dangerous?

Good Stretch? Bad Stretch? How to decide for yourself.
Debunking Stretching Hype Debunked

Debunking Stretching Hype Debunked

How poor selection of scientific data and the misinterpretation of that data has lead to many false statements about stretching.

Sports Injury Management Articles

What is a Warm Up?

What is a Warm Up?

Warm up properly and reduce the risk of sports injury with these warm up exercises and stretches.
What is the FITT Principle?

What is the FITT Principle?

Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type… and how they relate to cardio, strength, stretching and injury prevention.
Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Sports massage for recovery, injury rehab and improved performance. The benefits, types and uses of sports massage therapy.
Muscle Cramps and Spasms

Muscle Cramps and Spasms

What causes muscle cramps and spasms? Plus muscle cramp treatment, prevention and stretching guidelines.
Cool Down Exercises

Cool Down Exercises

Learn how to cool down properly to recover faster and avoid injury. Includes cool down examples and exercises.
Sore Muscles and DOMS

Sore Muscles and DOMS

16 tips to prevent and treat delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), plus sore muscle treatment and relief.
Coffee is BAD for Flexibility

Coffee is BAD for Flexibility

Have a listen to what a few of my favorite authors have to say about coffee.
Dehydration and Heat Injuries

Dehydration and Heat Injuries

Heat injuries, heat exhaustion and heat stroke – Tips for training & playing in the heat.
Overtraining Syndrome

Overtraining Syndrome

Use this quick-reference checklist to identify 23 warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
Pulled Muscles, Muscle Strain and Scar Tissue Treatment

Pulled Muscles, Muscle Strain and Scar Tissue Treatment

What is scar tissue and how does it affect recovery and re-injury of pulled muscles and muscle strain injuries?
Muscle Bruises and Contusions

Muscle Bruises and Contusions

Treatment and massage tips to speed up recovery and get rid of bruises fast.
  1. Repetitive Strain Injury: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.
  2. Stress Fractures: Prevention and Treatment for Stress Fractures.
  3. Fibromyalgia: Relief from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  4. Bursitis: Prevention & Treatment Strategies for Bursitis.

Strength & Conditioning Articles

Core Stability

Core Stability

Maximize your core stability and prevent sports injury.
Cross Training

Cross Training

What is cross training and how can it prevent sports Injury?
Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

How to use use aquatic therapy and deep water running for injury rehabilitation and fitness.
Plyometric Exercises

Plyometric Exercises

What is Plyometric Training and how do you use it to develop maximum power and strength.
Interval Training

Interval Training

Discover how to use interval training to get super fit and strong.
Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Use circuit training to improve all-round fitness and prevent sports injury.
Strength Training

Strength Training

What is Strength Training, and how does it prevent sports injury?

Injuries of the Head, Neck & Trunk

Back Pain Stretches

Back Pain Stretches

How to stretch your back with the 6 best back stretches for back pain relief.
Sciatica Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment

Sciatica Pain and Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment

Sciatica pain treatment, prevention and rehabilitation guidelines for sciatic nerve pain relief.
6 Best Sciatica Stretches and Exercises

6 Best Sciatica Stretches

Stretches for sciatica to improve your hip and buttocks flexibility and relieve tight sciatic nerve pain (includes Photos and Videos).
  1. Treating Scoliosis and Abnormal Curvature of the Spine: Learn the causes of Scoliosis and how to treat it effectively.
  2. Hernia Prevention and Hernia Treatment: Learn the causes behind Hernia, plus the different Types and the Anatomy Involved.
  3. Side Stitches: Causes, Prevention and Treatment!

Injuries of the Chest, Shoulders & Arms

Rotator Cuff Injury, Tear and Strain

Rotator Cuff Injury, Tear and Strain

Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation guidelines for rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder injury.
6 Best Rotator Cuff Stretches

6 Best Rotator Cuff Stretches

Rotator cuff stretching exercises to improve your shoulder flexibility and relieve tight shoulder muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  1. Treating and Preventing DeQuervain’s Syndrome: What is DeQuervain’s Syndrome and what can you do to find relief?
  2. Separated Shoulder and AC Joint Injury: Discover the causes behind a Separated Shoulder, plus the correct treatment and prevention strategies.
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Prevention and Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  4. Frozen Shoulder: Prevention & Treatment Strategies for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis).
  5. Throwers Elbow: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Throwers Elbow!
  6. Golfers Elbow, Elbow Tendinitis & Elbow Pain: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Golfers Elbow!
  7. Tennis Elbow: A Guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Tennis Elbow!

Injuries of the Hips, Groin & Thigh

What is Iliopsoas Tendinitis

What is Iliopsoas Tendinitis

Discover what causes iliopsoas tendonitis and how to treat it. Includes iliopsoas muscle anatomy, symptoms and treatment guidelines to fix iliopsoas pain.
6 Best Piriformis and Glute Stretches

6 Best Piriformis and Glute Stretches

Piriformis and Glute stretches to improve your piriformis flexibility and relieve tight glute muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
Hamstring strain injury

Hamstring Strain and Pulled Hamstring Injury Treatment

Discover the causes behind hamstring injury, and what you can do to treat it and prevent it.
6 Best Hamstring Stretches

6 Best Hamstring Stretches

Hamstring stretching exercises to improve your hamstring flexibility and relieve tight hamstring muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
What is Piriformis Syndrome?

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

Discover what causes piriformis syndrome and how to treat it. Includes piriformis muscle anatomy, symptoms and treatment guidelines to fix piriformis pain.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Dysfunction and SI Joint Stretches

Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Dysfunction and SI Joint Stretches

Treatment and prevention tips plus stretching and strengthening exercises for sacroiliac dysfunction and sacroiliac joint pain.
6 Best Quad and Hip Flexor Stretches

6 Best Quad and Hip Flexor Stretches

Quad and Hip Flexor stretches to improve your quadriceps flexibility and relieve tight hip muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  1. Osteitis Pubis: Inflammation of the cartilage disc in the pubic bone.
  2. Groin Pain and Groin Pull Injury: A Guide for the Treatment & Prevention of Groin Injuries!

Injuries of the Knee

ACL Injury and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain

ACL Injury and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain

Prevent ACL injury and recover quickly from an ACL tear or sprain with these prevention and treatment tips.
MCL Injury and Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain

MCL Injury and Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain

Prevent MCL injury and recover quickly from a MCL tear or sprain with these prevention and treatment tips.
  1. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Causes and Remedies including Specific Stretching Exercises.
  2. Osgood Schlatter’s Disease: Prevention, Treatment and Management of Osgood Schlatter’s Disease.
  3. Patella and Kneecap Pain – Chondromalacia and Runner’s Knee: Learn how to Prevent and Treat Patella and Kneecap Pain.
  4. Meniscus Tear & Torn Knee Cartilage: Prevention & Treatment for Knee Pain, Torn Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Tear.
  5. Patellar Tendinitis – Jumper’s Knee: Causes, Prevention and Treatment!
  6. Knee Pain and Illiotibial Band Syndrome: A guide to the Treatment and Prevention of Knee Injuries and ITB Syndrome!

Injuries of the Lower Leg & Foot

Ankle Sprain Treatment and Recovery

Ankle Sprain Treatment and Recovery

Step-by-step ankle sprain treatment guidelines for a complete sprained ankle recovery.
Achilles Tendon Rupture and Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendon Rupture and Tendonitis Treatment

Step-by-step treatment procedures for Achilles tendon rupture and Achilles tendonitis.
What is Pronation and Supination?

What is Pronation and Supination?

Identify Pronation and Supination and choose the right shoes to support your foot type.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Discover what causes plantar fasciitis and how to treat it. Includes plantar fasciits anatomy, symptoms and treatment guidelines to heal plantar fasciitis.
6 Best Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

6 Best Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

Stretches for plantar fasciitis to improve your ankle and plantar fascia flexibility and relieve tight foot arches (includes Photos and Videos).
6 Best Calf and Achilles Stretches

6 Best Calf and Achilles Stretches

Calf and Achilles stretches to improve your Achilles flexibility and relieve tight calf muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?

Discover what causes shin splints and how to prevent them. Includes shin splints anatomy, common training errors and guidelines to help prevent shin splints.
6 Best Shin Splint Stretches

6 Best Shin Splint Stretches

Stretches for shin splints to improve your lower leg flexibility and relieve tight shin splints muscles (includes Photos and Videos).
  1. Ankle Synovitis Prevention and Treatment: Learn what Ankle Synovitis is; what causes it; plus correct prevention and treatment strategies.
  2. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Discover the causes behind Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome plus the correct treatment and prevention strategies.
  3. Morton’s Neuroma / Morton’s Syndrome: Anatomy, Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.
  4. Compartment Syndrome: Types, Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention.

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