The Efficacy of a Passive Stretching Intervention for Overhead Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic

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Michelle A. Sandrey West Virginia University

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Focused Clinical Question: Does a passive stretching protocol, whether immediate or long-term, improve range of motion and decrease posterior shoulder tightness in overhead athletes? Clinical Bottom Line: There is moderate level 2 evidence to support the incorporation of passive stretching for overhead athletes to increase range of motion or decrease posterior shoulder tightness.

Sandrey (msandrey@mail.wvu.edu) is an associate professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.

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