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Brad Walker (The Stretch Coach)


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I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.

Experience in the area

I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and


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I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at, and


I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

Past/Present Clients

I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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David01/02/17101010Thanks Brad, I'll take it easy still .....
swan05/11/16101010Thank you for your input.

Recent Answers from Brad Walker (The Stretch Coach)

2016-12-12 Stretching for ballet dancers:

Hi Brenda,    Thanks for your inquiry.    There's a few tips here on how to improve flexibility when you think you canít improve your flexibility...

2016-09-27 Calf cramps.:

Hi Justin,    Thanks for your inquiry.    There are a number of factors that contribute to muscle cramps and spasms, the main ones being:    * Poor flexibility and tight muscles;  * Muscle fatigue and

2016-08-02 pain and recovery:

Hey Sam,    Like I said; without being able to consult with you personally I can't be 100% sure. It could be a minor strain, but whether it's a strain or you've just over-done-it the treatment is the same

2016-07-29 pain and recovery:

Hi Sam,    Thanks for your inquiry.    Without being able to consult with you personally I can only offer you some general recommendations, but from what you describe it sounds like you've just over done

2016-07-27 Help. Muscle pain during exercise:

Hi Kayla,    Thanks for your inquiry.    Without being able to consult with you personally I can only offer you some general recommendations, but if it is being caused by a lack of conditioning then some


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