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Tuesday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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Bethlehem Rehabilitation Specialists

Spray & Stretch Techniques

Spray & Stretch

Spray and stretch or stretch and spray is a therapeutic exercise technique using a coolant spray simultaneously with passive muscle stretching. The coolant spray is applied to the muscle during stretching to fascilitate the reduction of myofascial trigger points and to assist the therapist in their effort to passively stretch the muscle to its maximum length.

The technique is described extensively by Dr. Janet Tavel (President John Kennedy's personal physician) in her book titled Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction:Trigger Point Manual. Myofascial trigger points are a common entity found in patients with musculoskeletal pain patterns.

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It is well known that cancer treatments can cause significant disability and major problems with activities of daily living which impact cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Nearly 75% of cancer survivors experience cancer related fatigue which may last from weeks to years.

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