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Stretching can increase your tolerance for pain

By Hugo Massé-Alarie, Professeur adjoint, physiothérapie, Université Laval, Université Laval
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To stretch or not to stretch?

Should you do it before or after exercise? Does it prevent or heal injuries? Stretching is always a hot topic. However, while it is effective in improving flexibility, its usefulness in reducing pain is being questioned.

Back pain is one of the most prevalent health conditions in our society. Up to 80 per cent of the population may suffer from it at least once in their lifetime. Many sufferers do not improve after treatment. What makes treatments work or not? Answering…

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