"You just need to stretch more" If you have been in a gym, physical therapist, or doctor's office, you probably heard this.
In this episode of the Pain and Performance Podcast, our guest, Dr. Claude Tremblay, discusses the topic of stretching and flexibility. We will learn about the complexities of stretching and its various components, from structural flexibility to the neurological feedback loop involved in the process.
We learn about the importance of neural adaptations and training the spindles and Golgi's (proprioceptive feedback mechanisms) to improve functional range of motion. We discuss different types of stretches and the significance of training the body to adapt to new ranges of motion for improved flexibility.