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$105.00 Cost includes all materials needed. If applicable, shipping is one flat rate of $10.00 (no matter how many courses you order). Materials are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
The 9 CE hour Therapeutic Stretching will introduce you to therapeutic stretching and provide you with stretches that you can perform on clients and incorporate into your existing massage routine. Both active and passive stretches are outlined for common musculoskeletal conditions that you may encounter while performing massage therapy. Indications and contraindications are defined as well as when to refer a client to another health care professional. A DVD is included which presents a full body stretching routine. This course will give you the basic tools to incorporate stretching into your every day massage routine!
This course will:
Define active and passive stretching
Present information on how to plan a stretching program
List indications and contraindications to stretching
Define more advanced forms of stretching such as muscle energy technique and soft tissue release
Outline and whole body stretching routine for common musculoskeletal conditions
You Will Receive: Therapeutic Stretching textbook, by Jane Johnson, The Passive Stretch DVD, by Kay Rynerson, Therapeutic Stretching Protocols .PDF, guide with instructions, exam of 64 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
Loved the sample protocols! - Olivia Weston, LMT
This course was just what I was looking for. Fit my needs and helped my understand stretching. - J. Morgan, LMT
Package arrived very quickly, and everything was well explained. - S. Ray, LMT
Which of the following is a general stretching recommendation for sprains and strains in the acute phase?
A. All forms of stretching are indicated during the early stages of healing
B. Passive stretching is indicated
C. All forms of stretching are contraindicated during the early stages of healing
D. Active stretching is contraindicated
Soft tissue release (STR) involves:
A. First shortening the muscle to be stretched, then ‘locking’ a passively shortened muscle close to or on its origin before stretching the muscle
B. Rhythmic kicking or swinging movements where the aim is to increase the degree of stretch with each ballistic movement
C. The active contraction of a muscle by the client against a resistive force provided by a second party
D. Stretching that a person performs for herself, without the assistance of a therapist or trainer
In the passive posterior pelvic tilt stretch, using a towel to help your client experience passive posterior tilt helps stretch the:
A. Flexors of the lumbar spine
B. Extensors of the lumbar spine
C. Internal hip rotators
D. External hip rotators