CE Courses

microStrecthing® Theory and Foundations Online Live Course (June 27 2020, 12:00-4:00PM EST)

The microStretching® Theory and Foundations (Online Live Course) has been constructed for certified athletic trainers and other credentialed health care professions in an effort to create common knowledge across these disciplines. The goal of this course is to introduce another hands-on therapeutic tool aiding in the recovery/regeneration, and pain management of athletes or patients with the use of low intensity stretching (microStretching®). The Virtual Course explores the history and development of microStretching®.  In addition, participants will be introduced to the key foundations and research behind microStretching®, its effect on muscle soreness, isometric and eccentric peak torque, biomarkers of inflammation (or the relationship of stretching and inflammation), and tissue oxygenation, just to name a few. Furthermore, participants will be able to critically analyze “Why” microStretching can be an effective form of treatment based on applied anatomy and physiology. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to differentiate microStretching® from traditional stretching, evaluate the benefits of this therapeutic technique for acute pain, inflammation, sleep, as well as compare and contrast the effects of high-intensity versus low-intensity stretching. To enhance interaction and application of the microstretching online course, a portion of the course will be dedicated to participants performing basic self micro-stretches. The Theory and Foundations course is a prerequisite for the Level 1 Course.

There is no prerequisite for the theory and foundations course. The theory and foundations course is a prerequisite for the Level 1 Course.

  • Compare and contrast the differences between microStretching and conventional stretching
  • Analyze the relationship of stretch intensity to the inflammatory response
  • Determine the effects of high intensity stretching with low intensity stretching.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tensile strengths of connective tissues (muscle, tendon);
  • Demonstrate an understanding between scar tissue and normal tissue.
  • Recall the parameters of microStretching
  • Compare and contrast stretch positions of microStretching to traditional stretches.
  • Evaluate the benefits of microStretching for acute pain and inflammation.
  • Identify the components of a compensational shift.
  • Compare and contrast stretch positions of microStretching to traditional stretches.
  • List the different brain waves associated with sleep.
  • Limited to Credentialed Health Care Professionals only.
  • Non-credentialed fitness and wellness professionals or patients, parents, and coaches please contact microstretchingcourses@gmail.com for more information. 

Saturday June 27, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Online Live Course. Participants will need a computer and WIFI to attend the course.

  • Early Bird (Before June 1) Registration Price – 80$ USD
  • After June 1st – 100$ USD.
  • Please read our ‘Cancellation Policy’ prior to registering for the course. 
  • For student or group (3 or more) rates, please email microstretchingcourses@gmail.com. 

This course is eligible for 3.50 Category A CEU’s for Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC). Provider # P10223

Nikos C. Apostolopoulos PhD, MPhil, BPHE (Sports Medicine)

Nikos C. Apostolopoulos PhD, MPhil, BPHE (Sports Medicine), is the founder of microStretching® and Stretch Therapy®. He is the Director of the microStretching® Clinic, the first in the world to pioneer the development of therapeutic and performance enhancement microStretching®. This recovery and regeneration technique, based on functional-clinical anatomy has been used to treat many professional, elite, amateur athletes, as well as individuals suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders.

Nikos was awarded both his PhD (Muscle Physiology and inflammation) and his MPhil from University of Wolverhampton (UK) and his BPHE (Sports Medicine) from the University of Toronto (CAN). He is currently an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto as well as a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI). He has lectured and worked internationally as a consultant and therapist to various sports organizations and federations.

Michael S. Chemello, ATC, ITAT, BSc in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T)

Michael Chemello graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He is a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the board of certification (BOC). BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are educated, trained, and evaluated in five practice domains. Injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion, examination, assessment and diagnosis, Immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention and health care administration and professional responsibility. As part of his curriculum, he has completed many clinical hours as a student athletic trainer. He was selected as a Florida-Canada Linkage award recipient and obtained many academic and athletic accomplishments. Prior to his education at Florida Gulf Coast University he graduated from Humber College with a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Michael’s background in athletics and health goes beyond his post-secondary education. He grew up playing hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League and continued to play collegiately (ACHA) and minor professionally in Germany and the United States. Currently he is preparing for the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) exam.

Tom Ramanauskas BPHE, BEd

Tom Ramanauskas brings a wealth of pedagogical knowledge to the team. Being an educator for many years, he is able to best articulate the concepts and principles of microStretching®. Tom has been working with Nikos since the inception of microStretching® (1995), in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed his bachelors of Physical and Health Education (BPHE), University of Toronto (1987), and Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University (1995). As both an educator and a coach, Tom continues to provide a fresh outlook and ideas applicability of microStretching® to various sporting endeavors

  • Complete both Step 1 (Form) and Step 2 (Payment) to register for the course. For group registration rates contact microstretchingcourses@gmail.com.  
  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date, will receive a 100% refund. Participants will need to contact provider via phone or email with a request for refund (refer below):
  •  Telephone #: (647) 962 8780
  •  Email: microstretchingcourses@gmail.com

Step 1 - Complete Registration Form

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microStrecthing® Practical Applications for Health Care Professionals - Level 1 Course

Theory and Foundations Online Course. 

Limited to Credentialed Health Care Professionals. Non-credentialed fitness and wellness professionals or patients, parents, and coaches contact microstretching@gmail.com for more information. 

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

 

Price to be announced at later date. Please read our ‘Cancellation Policy’ prior to registering for the course.

This course is eligible for 5.5 CEU’s for Certified Athletic Trainers.

CE Course Schedule

 

0830-0845

Registration

 

0845-0900

Faculty Introductions and Welcome

 

0900-1000

Lecture

 

1000-1015

Break #1

 

1015-1200

Lab Session 1

 

1200-1300

Lunch

 

1300-1345

Lecture/Case Studies

 

1345-1445

Lab Session 2

 

1445-1500

Break #2

 

1500-1600

Lab Session 3, Wrap-Up

 
   

Nikos C. Apostolopoulos PhD, MPhil, BPHE (Sports Medicine)

Nikos C. Apostolopoulos PhD, MPhil, BPHE (Sports Medicine), is the founder of microStretching® and Stretch Therapy®. He is the Director of the microStretching® Clinic, the first in the world to pioneer the development of therapeutic and performance enhancement microStretching®. This recovery and regeneration technique, based on functional-clinical anatomy has been used to treat many professional, elite, amateur athletes, as well as individuals suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders.

Nikos was awarded both his PhD (Muscle Physiology and inflammation) and his MPhil from University of Wolverhampton (UK) and his BPHE (Sports Medicine) from the University of Toronto (CAN). He is currently an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto as well as a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI). He has lectured and worked internationally as a consultant and therapist to various sports organizations and federations.

Michael S. Chemello, ATC, ITAT, BSc in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T)

Michael Chemello graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He is a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the board of certification (BOC). BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are educated, trained, and evaluated in five practice domains. Injury and illness prevention and wellness promotion, examination, assessment and diagnosis, Immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention and health care administration and professional responsibility. As part of his curriculum, he has completed many clinical hours as a student athletic trainer. He was selected as a Florida-Canada Linkage award recipient and obtained many academic and athletic accomplishments. Prior to his education at Florida Gulf Coast University he graduated from Humber College with a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Michael’s background in athletics and health goes beyond his post-secondary education. He grew up playing hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League and continued to play collegiately (ACHA) and minor professionally in Germany and the United States. Currently he is preparing for the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) exam.

Tom Ramanauskas BPHE, BEd

Tom Ramanauskas brings a wealth of pedagogical knowledge to the team. Being an educator for many years, he is able to best articulate the concepts and principles of microStretching®. Tom has been working with Nikos since the inception of microStretching® (1995), in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed his bachelors of Physical and Health Education (BPHE), University of Toronto (1987), and Bachelor of Education, Nipissing University (1995). As both an educator and a coach, Tom continues to provide a fresh outlook and ideas applicability of microStretching® to various sporting endeavors and musculoskeletal issues.

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