microStretching® is not about stretching, it is about aiding in the recovery and regeneration of the body with low intensity passive static stretching. However improvements in both passive and active ranges of motion are commonly observed.
Zero Muscle Activation
microStretching® exercises are based on the priniciple of stability, balance, and control (SBC). microStretching® does not use any muscle activation techniques (i.e., PNF stretching).
Less is more
The greatest "gain is made with no pain". microStretching® is an "out of box, paradigm shift" technique where the intensity of the stretch will surprise your athletes, patients, and yourself.
Supported by evidence based research
Dr. Apostolopoulos's research was the first to investigate low intensity passive static stretching, inflammation, and human participants. His research is published by Springer-Nature (Stretch Intensity and the Inflammatory Response-A Paradigm Shift).
With microstretching® one notices a greater relaxation during treatment.
The fundamentals for fitness professionals online course will also be offered as an E-Learning program. Participants will be able to work at their own convenience through 3 online modules.
"The “less is more” approach to intensity will be a breakthrough in the realm of sports and rehabilitation medicine for manual therapists and athletic trainers. Microstretching provides the backing of evidence-based knowledge to the application of stretch therapy and answers the question of stretch intensity and how it is linked to the inflammatory response. As a sports medicine acupuncturist, working with the fascia and other soft tissue is an important adjunct to acupuncture for sports injuries. This emerging specialty changes the mindset on stretching and will only increase positive patient outcomes. Therefore, I would highly recommend this course if you want to deliver results to your clients!"
Colin HarrisMSN, RN, DTCM, R.Ac., C.SMA Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture
“Over the last 8 years, I have taken a lot of online courses to supplement my traditional education. I recently took the Microstretching 'Fundamentals For Fitness Professionals' and it was different than any other course I have taken. What made this course far more valuable and useful was Dr. Nikos and his teams ability to display and articulate evidence based literature to their time tested methods. Further, the methods they spoke about were clearly described, which give me various practical methods to take away and implement with my patients and athletes. I would recommend a Microstretching course to any practitioner in our field of strength and conditioning or therapy!”