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Why is it important to do active range of motion (ROM) exercises?

Having a full and complete range of motion is vital to the health of your musculoskeletal system. Active range of motion exercises are a type of stretching that can help increase the available range of motion of all muscles that surround a joint. When combined with static stretching and self myofascial release, active stretching can help you to achieve a full range of motion which decreases the risk of injury and maximized movement efficiency.

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