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Stretching

key information

source: CureDuchenne

summary/abstract:

Performing a daily stretching routine is the most effective way to prevent loss of flexibility. When done correctly, it can prevent muscle contractures and ultimately improve and prolong physical ability and independence. If you have any questions about your stretches or concern whether they are being performed correctly, please contact us.

General Rules of Stretching:
-Stretching should not be painful
-Stretches should be held for 60 seconds and repeated
-As the muscle relaxes, increase the pressure
-A daily routine is most effective

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