Live Webinar: Stretching for Stress Reduction

Live Webinar: Stretching for Stress Reduction


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3 CEUs for massage therapists and  chiropractors *

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.

Course Objectives:

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.

Course Content:

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


Instructor: Dr. Toni Lasala, PhD, Certified Exercise Physiologist, LMT, NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)- BA from William Paterson University, Master of Arts, Exercise Physiology from Montclair State University and Doctor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. Taught Group Exercise for New Vitality and Inspire Programs at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Health Fitness and Wellness Consultant for Hoffmann -La-Roche, currently Assistant Professor at William Paterson University, Dept. of Kinesiology. Toni has worked in a variety of Fortune 500 companies and has implemented and started fitness and wellness programs. Toni is a published author whose research is on energy metabolism in an anti-gravity environment with those who are obese.

* This course is approved for NJ chiropractors because The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The Institute is also recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards; chiropractors in PACE-approved states may take this course for credit. This course is also approved for massage therapists through the NCBTMB for all states but New York.


Live Webinar: Sunday, August 29, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm