Stretching versus Strengthening in the running population

New research has been written identifying the lack of evidence to support the notion that stretching is the only tool that runners have to remain injury free, pain free and aiding recovery and warming to help aid performance. 

Stretching can be helpful in regaining movement after an injury but the recent evidence has shown that stretching has very little impact on injury prevention.

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RunningEmma Condon
The Importance of Sports Massage

Many patients and friends that I’ve treated over the years as a physiotherapist almost always asked what was wrong with them and when it came to treatment how was it going to help or what should they do, which made perfect sense and again when using Acupuncture for example, they often asked in an inquisitive way what it was meant to do? But what has often surprised me was that no such question arised when it came to soft tissue therapy or massage as it is often called. But why?

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