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Is the Stretch Zone Method® Active or Passive?

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The Stretch Zone® Method is neither and it is both. You see, it depends on the circumstances. For instance, the stretch before an athletic activity is 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 shortened 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 severely deconditioned, or elderly? All of these determine whether the stretch is passive or active.

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