This 3-hour live webinar is an adaptation of the much longer live class that we usually offer on Prescriptive Stretching. This course also includes self-stretching techniques.
Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning. Anyone registered for this live webinar will receive instructions for how to sign in to the webinar. You will need speakers to hear the instructor; it is ideal if you have a webcam and microphone so you can interact with her. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have these features. If you do not have a microphone, you can call in to the webinar to speak or you can ask a question in live chat.
You will learn about the principles and clinical aspects of flexibility, the factors limiting flexibility, as well as techniques to enhance flexibility throughout the body.
You will learn the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance, and prevent common injuries.
Flexibility is an important adjunct to regain or maintain optimal health. Prevention of postural problems and injuries to joints should be a priority. Stretching your clients/patients has many benefits. In addition to adjustments, you will be able to help your clients/patients regain postural control of specific muscles that might be creating chronic musculoskeletal disorders, spasms or strains. Healthier muscles result in increased range of motion, improved circulation, greater postural control and optimal performance.
This course will cover different stretching techniques such as Active Isolated Stretching, stretching with a stretch strap, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative (PNF), breathing techniques, traction techniques, as well as static and dynamic stretching. It will also include self-stretching techniques for the practitioner.
Discussion of the Physiology of Stretching
Discussion of Stretch Reflex
Review Purpose of Stretching
Types of Stretching Techniques: Passive, Active, Muscle Energy Technique, Active Isolated Stretching, PNF, Ballistic, Dynamic, Static
Review of Stretching Guidelines