Dr. Steven D. Stark's professional career has been marked by repeatedly breaking new ground in the field of sports medicine and biomechanics!

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The Science of Stretching - Orthotics, Podiatry, Sports Medicine in Vancouver, White Rock

There are many books and posters dedicated to stretching. What makes the "Stark Reality of Stretching" different? The answer is simple. This book demonstrates how to stretch properly! It dispels myths in stretching, teaches the science of how muscles stretch and what you can & can't stretch.

There are many muscle imbalances that cause chronic pain and often injuries. Learning what to stretch and to do so effectively can improve mobility and function. The facts speak for themselves and studies have shown there are no specific stretches for different sports. Whether you're a golfer, a gardener, a hockey player or a runner - young or old, the 5 major muscle groups of the lower extremities all stretch the same way!

At our medical clinic we offer a one on one stretching session with our patients to ensure they are maintaining good symmetry and proper function. We also offer customized seminars and workshops for businesses, organizations, schools, and sports groups.

Contact our clinic for more information or bookings.


Print Book

Price: $22.95 CAN / $22.95 US

"The Stark Reality of Stretching" offers a current and concise understanding of why we should stretch.  It provides the science, anatomy, definitions, and illustrations necessary to understand how to stretch properly, and why the wrong stretches can cause injury.

This is a book about facts.  In it you’ll find a Glossary of 116 definitions and terminologies as well as a Bibliography of over 60 studies from all over the world.

BONUS...in SECTION 4 you’ll find an Easy Reference to Correct Stretches that you can take to the gym.


New Revised 5th Edition

 Available in print and all eBook formats!

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Stark Reality of Stretching - DVD

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DVD's are sold out and no longer available. The book is available in print and all eBook formats.