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Does stretching increase ankle dorsiflexion range of motion? A systematic review
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    Are the effects of stretch sustained? (Authors reply)
    • Joshua Burns, NHMRC Australian Clinical Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Joel A. Radford, Karl B. Landorf, Rachelle Buchbinder, Catherine Cook

    Dear editor,

    Thank you for your interest in our systematic review. In response to your question, we did describe the duration between stretching and measurement for each trial in Table 1, column 4. We reported measurements ranging from ‘immediately’ to 72 hours post-stretch. One of the trials (Peres et al., 2002) measured ankle range of motion after six days of rest from stretching and reported an effect size o...

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    Are the effects of stretch sustained?

    Dear editor,

    I read with interest the recent systematic review examining the effectiveness of stretch on ankle range of motion. The authors are to be commended for such an important piece of work. The treatment effects are very small and in keeping with a number of randomised controlled trials looking at the effects of stretch in patients with neurological conditions. I suspect few clinicians would consider a t...

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