Don't throw the baby out with the bath water folks. Stretching is important and has a place in sports performance, injury prevention and recovery. I do believe that dynamic movement prior to activity is beneficial. And I believe that static, multi-planar stretching is important after activity. In particular, the hamstrings can become over-active which produces tightness and can have an affect on the knee (patellofemoral) joint. It does not take much to alter the biomechanics in the knee and a little tightness in the hamstrings can easily create dysfunction in the knee. So do yourself a favor and stretch your hamstrings after activity to reduce over-use knee injuries. And please teach your kids how to stretch their hamstrings-it may save you a lot of visits to the doctors for knee pain or even worse- back pain.
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