microStretching® Level 1 Certification (Manual Therapy) 2 Day Lower Body – Toronto

Event Date:

October 15, 2022

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Kinnected Chain 250 Don Park Road Unit 9 Markham

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Event Schedule Details

  • October 15, 2022 9:00 am   -   5:00 pm
  • October 16, 2022 9:00 am   -   5:00 pm
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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.

 

Event Timelines

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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.

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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 – 4.50 BREAK (LUNCH). 4.50 – 5.50 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 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. 5.50 – 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.

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Event FAQs

Who can take this course?

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

What's included with registration?

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

Are students welcome?

Yes, currently students in a health related field are welcome to attend. They will be listed as a "Certified Provider" on our website once they pass their exams and receive their designations. 

How long is the student rate good for?

The student rate is offered up to six months after graduation. 

Cancellation Policy

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 50% CREDIT* towards future workshops.


The 50% is NOT a refund, you will not receive ANY money if cancellation is made within 30 days of the workshop. This credit of 50% 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 more than 30 days prior to the event day to courses@microstretching.com. A $60 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 (30 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.  
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