Prescriptive Stretching




PRESCRIPTIVE STRETCHING – 6 CEUs for Massage Therapists and NJ Chiropractors

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 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.

Course Content:

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.

Additional information


Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:00am-3;30pm