Stretch or Strengthen
STUDY: The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Conclusion: ‘Despite a few outlying studies, consistently favourable estimates were obtained for all injury prevention measures except for stretching. Strength training reduced sports injuries to less than 1/3 and overuse injuries could be almost halved.’
Take home information is you should be investing in strengthening rather then stretching to prevent injuries!!! If you need a Narellan podiatrist, Podiatry and Moore is the place for you!