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Clinicians are commonly tasked with treating patients suffering from range of motion (ROM) deficits, pain, or both. Treatment options intended to increase ROM, decrease pain and restore function are vast. Often interventions are used that focus on a singular symptom location (e.g., stretching and joint mobilizations) although a long-standing call exists to utilize global approaches to treating dysfunction. This review was conducted to determine whether evidence exists to support the use of contralateral exercise (CE)to treatROM deficits or pain.


Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2018, 27(2): 185-188, © Human Kinetics, Inc.