Join Richie Mercado, Nikos Apostolopoulos and myself every Wednesdays from 3-4pm CDT starting April 29th. (4pm EDT, 1pm PDT, 9pm UK time, 10pm Central Europe Daylight Time, etc.). This initial run will be for 8 weeks only.
This Presentation is 13 minutes, followed by Q&A on the comparison between PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) vs ELDOA (Fr) or LOADS (Eng).
French: Étirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation Ostéo Articulaire; English: Longitudinal Osteo-Articular Decoaptation Stretching
I think most track athletes with tight hamstrings knows what PNF stretching is. The image below is a popular scene at track meets and track practices around the world, especially youth meets.
With ELDOA, the body is is placed in a specific position, then fascial tension is then used to fix one segment of the targeted articulation while a contraction in extreme range moves the other segment away. Every athlete has their pwn definition of “maximal”. So with ELDOA or with myofascial stretching (MFS), it’s an active process.
Microstretching vs PNF vs ELDOA Live Zoom Chat (Episode 2)
Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos is the Founder of Stretch Therapy ® and microStretching®. As the pioneer of therapeutic and performance enhancement stretching he has been instrumental in generating a paradigm shift internationally regarding the use of gentle passive static stretching (microStretching®) for recovery and regeneration. His recovery regeneration technique, based on functional clinical anatomy, has been used to treat many professional, elite and amateur athletes. It has also been applied to treat individuals suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders.
Currently he is an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto (CAN).He has lectured and worked internationally as a consultant and therapist to various sports organizations.