6 CEUs for NJ Massage Therapists, NJ Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants, and Chiropractors*
This is a LIVE class, held at the school.
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 has many benefits. In addition to adjustments, you will be able to help your clients 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 hands-on course will include 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.
This course was previously offered as “Prescriptive Stretching”.
Discuss the Physiology of Stretching
Discuss Stretch Reflex
Review Purpose of Prescriptive Stretching
Discuss and Demonstrate Types of Stretching Techniques- Hands on
Muscle Energy Technique
Active Isolated Stretching
Review Stretching Guidelines
What you should bring: Sheets and Pillow. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
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. She taught Group Exercise for New Vitality and Inspire Programs at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Health Fitness and Wellness Consultant for Hoffmann-La-Roche, 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 was formerly called PRESCRIPTIVE STRETCHING. The course (and name change) are approved by the NCBTMB for massage therapists in all states but NY. For NJ chiropractors, the course is approved because The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Chiropractors in other states may receive CE credit if their state recognizes PACE; The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. The course is approved (with name change) by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Approval #2107-75.