As a circus physio, I see a LOT of stretching related injuries! These have many causes, but all boil down to the same principle: the injured students were doing drills that were not specific to THEIR body and THEIR mobility restrictions. When I work with these artists, the keystone of my work is ASSESSING
what particular structures are limiting their flexibility, and then ASSIGNING
them targeted drills to address that issue. These drills would be integrated directly into their stretching sessions.
In short, I would CUSTOMIZE their stretching experience based on a thorough assessment of their flexibility. And guess what…these students not only would heal from their injuries quicker, but they would PROGRESS FASTER in flexibility.