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Flexibility versus stretching
  1. Ian Shrier
  1. Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada

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    Editor,—Dr Schur1 brings up an apparent discrepancy between my article,2 which suggests that stretching does not prevent injury, and that of Reid and McNair,3 which suggests that stretching may be beneficial in rowers. This is an apparent discrepancy for two reasons. My review of the literature discussed stretching immediately before exercise and not stretching in general. To my knowledge, there …

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