Date of Award
MSEd in Physical Education
Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
The purpose of this synthesis was to examine the impact that stretching has on injury prevention during physical activity. The studies reviewed in the critical mass reviewed the different types of stretching methods: static, dynamic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. The studies in the articles provided showed that neither stretching method had any huge impact on the prevention of injury. Some findings did show conflicts between stretching and muscle strength as well as stretching and muscle performance. More research is needed to study the impact that stretching has on injury prevention during physical activity as well as the impact it has on muscle strength and muscle performance.
DeBellis, Sabrina, "What is the Impact of Stretching on Injury Prevention During Physical Activity?" (2019). Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects. 82.