Terms and Conditions Update

ALL online certificates do not allow you to perform manual therapy techniques as a therapist certified in microStretching®. In order to practice microStretching® manual therapy, individuals must obtain at least a minimum Level 1 Certificate (mST-L1). The online program allows you to demonstrate and administer self-microstretching® exercises to athletes, patients, or clients. You can verify a certificate or anyone claiming to be a therapist certified in microStretching® by contacting courses@microstretching.com

microStretching® Practical Applications for Health Care Professionals Level 1 Live Workshop (Toronto, Canada)

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In order to successfully register for the course you must complete both the Registration form and the payment. Completing 1 of the 2 will not reserve your spot! Registration will close when 14 participants are registered.

The Level 1 In-class hands-on workshop is focused on demonstrating and teaching
microStretching®, a passive manual stretching technique developed by the founder
of stretch therapy® and microStretching®, Dr. Nikos C. Apostolopoulos. In this 20-
hour (mostly hands on lab based) workshop participants will be taken through a
series of lower body micro-stretches, as developed, and practiced since 1995. Upon
completing the workshop, one will demonstrate both the knowledge and proper use
of the core “principles” of microStretching®: stretching intensity, duration, frequency,
and volume; stability, balance, control (SBC®); and microStretching stretch
sequencing. To help alleviate any unnecessary stress on your body when stretching
your patient/client, you will be taught the proper placement of your own body during
microStretching®. In addition to learning how to passively stretch the lower body of
your patients/clients, you will also be trained in the “active” microStretching self-
stretches, enabling you to recommend a proper sequence of microStretches,
facilitating the continuation of their therapy.

Friday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

  • Compare and contrast the differences between microStretching and conventional stretching (i.e body positioning, intensity, etc.)
  • 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 the parameters of microStretching. 
  • Identify the correct stretching intensity using the microstretching tension-resistance scale. 
  • Evaluate the benefits of microStretching for acute, chronic pain and inflammation.
  • Demonstrate a lower body (passive) microStretching sequence utilizing core principles (SBC, body positioning, stretch intensity, frequency, , duration,  etc.)
  • Demonstrate a lower body (self) microStretching sequence utilizing core principles (SBC, body positioning, stretch intensity, frequency, , duration,  etc.)
  • Compare indications and contraindications for microstretching versus other therapeutic modalities.  
  • Limited to Credentialed Health Care Professionals only.

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. 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

  • All cancellations MUST be made 30 days PRIOR to the start of the event to be eligible for a FULL refund.
  • If cancellation occurs within the 30 days, you will be issued a 25% CREDIT* to be used for future workshops ONLY.
  • The 25% is NOT a refund, you will not receive ANY money if cancellation is made within 30 days of the course. This credit of 25% can be put towards the registration of another workshop.
  • In the event that a registrant is granted a full refund, provided that the request is submitted 30 days prior to the event day to courses@microstretching.com. A $40 processing fee will be withheld from the full amount, which is non-refundable.
  • (A) If you have paid for staff or employee’s training and they are no longer with the company (31 days prior to the event) your company will be issued a CREDIT for 1 workshop seat but no refund will be given. (B) If the employee is no longer enrolled (cancelled by the employer), it is up to them (the participant) to re-register and pay the full amount.  
  • If there are less than 6 participants registered, you will receive and full refund. A minimum of 6 participants are needed to run the workshop.
  • In the event that COVID-19 forces a lockdown or facility closures, participants will be given a full refund. 
  • In the event of an “Act of God”, you are required to provide appropriate documentation (i.e., physicians note or otherwise) to receive a FULL refund. Requests are submitted to courses@microstretching.com
  • Complete both Step 1 (Form) and Step 2 (Payment) to register for the course. For group registration rates contact microstretchingcourses@gmail.com or courses@microstretching.com
  •  Telephone #: (647) 962 8780
  •  Email: microstretchingcourses@gmail.com, courses@microstretching.com

A completion certificate will be sent within 14 days from the course completion.

microStretching® Theory and Foundations Online

Date: TBA
In order to successfully register you must complete both the Registration Form and the payment. Completing 1 of the 2 will not reserve your spot!
Registration Closed

microStretching® Theory and Foundations (Online) 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 workshop 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 workshop, 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 concepts, a portion of the program will be dedicated to participants performing basic self micro-stretches of the lower body. microStretching Theory and Foundations is a prerequisite for the Level 1 workshop. 

  • 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.

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. 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

A completion certificate will be sent within 14 days from the course completion.

  • Date: TBA
  • 3.50 Category A CEU's (BOC ATC)
  • 100$ USD
  • Available Seats: 15
  • Online

Reviews

5/5
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 Harris
MSN, RN, DTCM, R.Ac., C.SMA Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture