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An Overview of Facilitated Stretching

This article offers a brief look at facilitated stretching, an active-assisted form of stretching based on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It describes the method, the rationale for its development and use, and gives detailed instructions for performing several stretches, both with a partner and alone.  © 2001 Robert E McAtee, originally published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy.
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