Range of motion (ROM) is the term that is used to describe the amount of movement you have at each joint. If you have a limitation in ROM at a joint this could be due to tightness in the muscles that surround the joint. Flexibility Exercises are specifically designed to stretch the muscles around the joint.
Stretching is useful for both injury prevention and injury treatment. Do not stretch to the point of pain and do not bounce since this may cause injury to the muscle. There are different flexibility exercises for the different muscles of the body. Your physical therapist will instruct you on which flexibility exercises are good for you and how many to perform.
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