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What Are The Different Types Of Assisted Stretching?

Static Stretching: This involves holding a stretch in a comfortable position for a period of time, usually around 15-30 seconds. With assisted stretching, a practitioner helps maintain the position, allowing for a deeper and more effective stretch.

Dynamic Stretching: These are active movements where joints and muscles go through a full range of motion. In assisted stretching, the practitioner guides and supports these movements to enhance their effectiveness and safety.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching: This advanced form of flexibility training involves both stretching and contracting the muscle group being targeted. The practitioner assists by providing resistance during the contraction phase and then helps deepen the stretch during the relaxation phase.

Active Stretching: In active stretching, the person stretches their muscles by actively contracting the muscle in opposition to the one being stretched. With assisted stretching, the practitioner can help stabilise the body or provide slight resistance to enhance the stretch.

Passive Stretching: This type of stretching involves relaxing the body part being stretched and allowing the practitioner to move it into a new position. It is a way of achieving a deeper stretch without any effort from the person being stretched.