Is the Stretch Zone Method® Active or Passive?
The Stretch Zone® Method is neither and it is both. You see it depends on the circumstances. For instance, is the stretch before an athletic activity then active? After a marathon it is passive. Many factors such as: Is the muscle in a tonic protective contraction to prevent an injury; is it a muscle in a shorten position from repetitive overuse syndrome; Are you working with a person with a neuromuscular condition (Parkinson’s, M.S. cerebral palsy, etc.) Is the person servilely deconditioned, or elderly all determine whether the stretch is passive or active.