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Active and Passive Assisted Stretching



What is Active/Passive Assisted Stretching?


Active/passive assisted stretching is a subtype of massage therapy that helps to relieve pressure on your joints. Registered massage therapists often use it to improve the joints’ range of motion, increase elasticity, and release the strain within the joints.

Active/passive assisted stretching can help to:

  • Speed up the recovery of an injury

  • Improve posture

  • Lighten the tissues

  • Improve the range of motion

  • Enhance your performance

Active stretching is when the patient actively contracts their muscles during the technique. On the other hand, passive stretching is when the patient allows the therapist to provide all the movement.


Who Would Benefit from Active/Passive Assisted Stretching?

Patients with many different conditions can benefit from visiting an RMT in Coquitlam or Port Moody for active/passive assisted stretching. There are certain conditions that would greatly benefit from active/passive assisted stretching, including:

  • Tight and over-turned muscles

  • Muscle pain

  • Injury prevention

  • Protection of muscles from soreness or swelling

  • Improved range of motion of joints

There are numerous benefits of active/passive assisted stretching that make it an ideal solution to optimize physical health and reduce pain. The main benefit is that it can improve the range of motion of your joints and allow you to use them effectively.

Some additional benefits of active/passive assisted stretching include:

  • Improve elasticity of muscles

  • Improve sports performance

  • Decrease pressure and hypertonicity on the muscles

  • Reduce or eliminate pain

  • Release pain and tension in the entire body

  • Improve posture and provide balance to your body

  • Moderate the nutrient and oxygen distribution to your cells

  • Helps you to stay active

The RMTs at our clinic in Port Moody and Coquitlam can help you start your healing journey using active/passive assisted stretching today!

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