microStretching® Level 1 Certification (Manual Therapy) Lower Body – Toronto

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Date and Time:

October 16, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 17, 2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Location:

Kinnected Chain, Markham

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Description

The Level 1 In-class hands-on workshop is for manual therapists interested in adding to their toolbox. The 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 two day (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.

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CANCELLATION POLICY - All cancellations 30 days or more from the date will receive a 50% refund. Please submit refund requests to info@microstretching.com. In the event that the course is cancelled full refunds will be given. If the course is postponed due to COVID, participants will receive full refund or credit *
TERMS AND CONDITIONS - (1) I understand that prior to entry to the workshop I must complete a COVID-19 screening, participation liability waiver, and release. (2) If I need any medical clearance for activities I will provide the supporting documentation of clearance. (3) I have read and accept the cancellation/refund policy. (4) I confirm that my scope of practice includes manual therapy techniques such as passive or assisted stretching. *
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Event Timelines

Day 1

0.00 – 1.00 Objective: Participants will identify & discuss the effects, benefits, physiological responses, indications & contraindications for microStretching. Welcome and Introduction to the technique History, physiological rationale of microStretching, tissue response to stretching. Anticipated responses and results from use with microStretching. Introduction to self-stretches of the lower body
2.00 – 3.00 Objective: Participants will observe & then demonstrate proper self-stretching according to the principles and parameters of microStretching. Demonstrate stretches of the lower body Comparison of traditional stretches to the principles of microstretching. Educate patients on how to stretch at home according to microstretching parameters.
3.00 – 3.15 BREAK
3.15 – 4.00 Objective: Participants will identify and discuss concepts of evidence-based practice as related to microstretching research.
4.00 – 5.00 LUNCH
5.00 – 6.00 Objective: Participants observe and demonstrate microstretching parameters using the passive (therapist assisted) stretching technique. Calf, Hamstring, Glute Demonstrate treatment protocol Identifying the specific stretch intensity associated with microstretching. Demonstrate proper hand placement and relaxation principles.
6.00 – 7.00 Objective: Participants will use the microstretching stability tool to demonstrate techniques on the lower body. Calf, Hamstring, and Glute Variations Demonstrate proper stretches of the muscle groups utilizing the microStretching stability aid. Rationale for using the microstretching stability tool. Demonstrate proper hand placement and relaxation principles .
7.00 – 8.00 Objective: Participants will perform a 30-minute microstretching session on their partner. Day 1 Recap

Day 2

1.00 – 1.50 Objective: Question and Answer on Day 1, Online active review quiz.
1.50 – 2.50 Objective: Participants will use the microstretching stability tool to demonstrate techniques on the lower body. Identify the proper stretch intensity according to the microStretching intensity scale. Tensor Fasciae Latae, Adductors (with and without SBC aid) Demonstrate proper stretches of the muscle groups utilizing the microStretching SBC aid. Rationale for using the microstretching stability tool. Demonstrate proper hand placement and relaxation principles.
2.50 – 3.50 Objective: microStretching Case Study, Application
3.50 – 3.45 BREAK
3.45 – 4.45 Objective: Participants will use the microstretching stability tool to demonstrate techniques on the lower body. Identify the proper stretch intensity according to the microStretching intensity scale Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Sacro-Iliac Joint (with and without SBC aid) Demonstrate proper stretches of the muscle groups utilizing the microStretching SBC aid. Rationale for using the microstretching stability tool. Demonstrate proper hand placement and relaxation principles.
5.45 – 8.00 Objective:Participants will practice and perform the passive (therapist assisted) microstretching technique. Introduction to Upper Body and Neck. Complete a skill check/assessment based on microStretches learned in Day 1 & 2
8.00 – 8.30 Objective: Course Wrap Up. Question and Answer. Course Evaluation

Event F.A.Q

Who can take this course?

Manual Therapists (CAT(C), PT, R.KIN, DC etc.)

What's included with registration?

Level 1 Manual, T-shirt, microStretching® Stability Aid