In this manuscript, practitioners and students who are concerned
with sports and rehabilitation medicine, kinesiology, as well as
coaches and athletes, are introduced to numerous concepts,
including mechanotransduction, inflammation, pro- and
anti-inflammatory cytokines, calpains, the extracellular matrix,
neutrophils and macrophages, and their relevance to stretching,
particularly stretching intensity. Although the quantitative
parameters of training,... more...