Stretching is slightly more technical than swinging a leg over a park bench. There are rules and techniques that will maximize its benefits and minimize the risk of injury. We will look at the different types of stretching, the particular benefits, and the risks and uses, as well as give a description of how each type is performed.
In this video, Stuart Hinds demonstrates treatment of the hamstrings using trigger point therapy. The hamstrings eccentrically contract during gait in order to decelerate extension of the knee joint and hip flexion, while also playing a very important role in pelvic stability. Hamstring trigger points are often mistaken for Sciatic Pain.
Stuart Hinds demonstrates treatment of the hamstrings which are amongst the most overworked muscles in the body. Whilst it's true that people who are less physically active are much less likely to develop hamstring injuries, they are still prone to developing trigger points in these muscles.