Future Research

  • Nikos C. Apostolopoulos


In 1887, Professor Senn remarked that one of the “great objectives in life is to become a contributor to science”. In an attempt to discern activities that would become instrumental in the development of the scientific method, researchers discovered that through systematic observation and experimentation, analysis, and deductive and inductive reasoning, one was able to ascertain relationships amongst conditions. The knowledge garnered from this method was conducive for enlarging and increasing scientific boundaries thereby providing a systematic and deep insight into a problem. Although not always concerned with discovering an immediate solution, research forms the foundation from which to pursue future inquiry. Future research provides an opportunity to investigate any gaps, aiding and allowing for the further development and validation of the present inquiry, stretch intensity and the inflammatory response. It establishes a framework from which to further examine, interpret, and understand the potential role of stretch intensity in relation to other conditions (i.e. recovery and regeneration, relaxation response, etc.). Moreover, the success of any research programme or inquiry employs a mixture of complimentary approaches or methods to address any mechanism(s) contributing to our understanding. This is critical for informing and validating the present text in an effort to improve our understanding of the role of stretching intensity.


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  • Nikos C. Apostolopoulos
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  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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