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Fit Columbia

Integrative Stretching: Advanced Assited Stretching

Want to offer your clients more than massage? Looking to broaden your bodywork skills? Want to integrate movement into your current massage work? Ready to take your own stretching and mobility to the next level? Then look no further and join us for a fun and live workshop while earning 21 CEs.

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Integrative Stretching: Advanced Assited Stretching
Integrative Stretching: Advanced Assited Stretching

Time & Location

Jun 02, 2023, 6:30 PM – Jun 04, 2023, 4:30 PM

Fit Columbia, 2121 College St, Columbia, SC 29205, USA

About the Event

Wondering what all the buzz about assisted stretching and mobility training?  Are you a licensed bodyworker wanting to stay competitive and utilize your current skill set in order to offer something better than cookie cutter table stretches?  Want to add more value to your services or offer a completely unique and separate service in addition to massage therapy?  

Then this is the workshop for you and we're happy for you to join us for a weekend immersion in assisted stretching.  The course is approved for 21 Hours of CEs by th NCBTMB, includes two and a half full days of instruction followed by one hour long stretch therapy session offered by the instructor for each participant.  

Overview

This course is an addendum to a program of assisted stretching called Integrative Stretching (IS). The goal of IS is to provide personal trainers, coaches, massage therapists, fitness professionals, movement therapists, and bodyworkers with an extra set of techniques and skills geared towards improving functional movements of their clients through assisted stretching and soft-tissue manipulation techniques.

This particular course takes IS principles and techniques to the next level by utilizing more advanced flexibility training methods in order to promote greater active range of motion. The sequences, drills, techniques, and exercises taught in this course will prepare participants to work with clients who need a more well rounded flexibility training and movement practice.

Read more below about topics discussed and what you'll learn.

Course Schedule 

Friday May 12th

6:30pm - 10:00pm  - Introductions, Principles and Methods

Saturday May 13th

8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Assessments & Upper/Lower Body Techniques, Self-Care & Self-Myofascial Release

Sunday May 14th

8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Assessments & Upper/Lower Body Techniques, Sequencing & Marketing

One on One Stretch Therapy Session 

Scheduled at Your Covenvience

Cost To Register

This registration includes a full weekend of instruction, a private stretch therapy session ($90.00 value), and a certificate of completion good for 21 Hours of CEs by the NCBTMB.   Cost to register is $400.00.

Learning Objectives

Students will identify and discuss reasons for basic, intermediate, and advanced stretches.

Students will recognize and discuss reasons for the use of certain stretches and postures in relation to specific stretching and flexibility goals.

Students will recognize basic steps towards incorporating integrative stretching into their current personal and professional flexibility practices.

Students will review how to effectively perform assessments including standing postural, general movement, and gait assessment.

Students will list and review key anatomical landmarks related to the areas being stretched.

Students will recognize common areas of limitation in being able to fold the spine forwards, bend the spine backwards, twist the spine sideways, and flex the spine laterally.

Students will list key contraindications to assisted stretching and mobility exercises.

Students will recognize how to best modify stretches in order to best fit the needs of a certain client.

Students will identify qualities of motion that limit and/or allow performance of a whole body movement.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the hip rotators and hamstrings.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the hip flexors and quadriceps.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the shoulder rotators and stabilizers.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the axial body, including the head, neck, and spine.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the feet, ankles, and muscles of the lower leg.

Students will practice advanced stretching techniques that promote greater flexibility along the hands, wrists, and muscles of the forearm.

Students will identify key areas to address through stretching in relation to the safe performance of yoga-inspired postures and other assisted stretching techniques, on mats and on tables for the purposes of self-care.

Students will learn how to incorporate a general yoga/flexibility practice into a weekly routine of self-care.

Students will learn and develop an art of assisting client's who are actively stretching and moving in order to help facilitate deeper awareness of potential change in tension/length.

Students will recognize currently accepted theories around how stretching works and affects the human body.

Students will list and discuss common pitfalls in their own massage practices in regards to assisted stretching and discuss with group on how best to address them.

Students will guide other students through an assisted stretch or sequence of assisted stretches that are geared towards a specific flexibility goal and assess impact. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate a competency in assisting another person performing active and passive stretches.

Students will demonstrate sufficient care and consideration when making hands-on assists with others who are stretching.

Students will demonstrate a proficiency and making assessments of others on where to isolate stretches used in order to promote the desired goal/outcome.

Students will demonstrate proficiency in safely supporting clients through otherwise challenging positions of stretching and strengthening.

Students will be able to identify key points along kinetic chain that need to be addressed through flexibility/mobility exercises in order to enhance the performance of a desired movement.

Students will demonstrate an ability to incorporate the steps to integrative stretching into their current personal/professional practices.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the shoulder girdle.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the hip rotators and hamstrings.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the hip flexors and quadriceps.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the arms, wrists, and muscles of the forearm.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the knees, ankles, and muscles of the lower leg.

Students will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of stretches that safely and effectively address limitations in the axial body.

Students will demonstrate a proficiency in guiding others through basic spinal motions and addressing limitations in flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation.

Students will be able to effectively strategize an assisted stretching session/massage for a client or group towards a desire goal.

Students will be able to identify contraindications and potential hazards to flexibility training and share those considerations with a client in order to promote a safe environment.

Students will be able to take a stretch technique and present a form of it that can be suitable for any level of practitioner, from the most basic to the most advanced.

Students will be able to modify stretches to fit the needs of an individual client with special needs.

Students will demonstrate a proficiency in their own stretching practice that shows creativity, adaptation, progress, efficiency, and progress towards certain goals/outcomes.

Students will be able to safely and effectively assist clients through the a number of different active and passive stretching positions.

Students will demonstrate an awareness of how to market assisted stretching sessions to clients who are receiving bodywork and/or are simply pursuing more mobility.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how stretching works and what happens when we stretch, at a physiological level, and be able to explain the currently accepted theories to others.

Students will demonstrate a proficiency in being able to guide others with assisted stretching towards specific goals.

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