Facilitated Stretching 4th Edition Online CE Course With Print Book
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- Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, book
- Online video
- Online study guide
- Recorded webinar
- Online continuing education exam
The book’s full-color interior presents more than 450 photos and illustrations visually depicting the techniques being discussed. A majority of the stretches include a self-stretch version and a partner stretch, with graphic elements on select photos highlighting the isometric effort for the stretcher and the partner. Stretches are grouped according to joint and are demonstrated in a variety of settings, including a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench.
The accompanying online video demonstrates more than 90 of the stretches in the book, to reinforce proper technique for each stretch, as well as four sample stretching routines. The book also includes specific routines for athletes in cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and ice hockey. An appendix showcases anatomical planes of motion, anatomical terms, and types of joints to help professionals understand the body and how the material can be used in helping athletes.
The included recorded webinar by book author and expert Robert McAtee, LMT, CSCS, C-PT, offers further application of the foundational aspects of facilitated stretching. The study guide offers a series of questions on over 90 stretches to help further understanding. Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you can print a certificate for continuing education credits.
- Discuss general guidelines for any type of stretching, including the importance of good biomechanics.
- Examine the role of reflexes in stretching.
- Describe a variety of stretching techniques.
- Outline the spiral–diagonal patterns of PNF and describe how to use them in facilitated stretching to improve flexibility and the interaction of synergistic muscle groups.
- Explain and demonstrate strength training exercises using spiral patterns, incorporating stability balls and elastic bands.
- Explain and demonstrate how to stretch the major muscles, both partner-assisted and self-stretches for the upper extremities, lower extremities, neck, and torso.
- Create stretching routines for a variety of activities, including running, throwing and racket sports, cycling, golf, and swimming.
AudienceSports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.
Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching
Soft Tissues Affected by Stretching
Reflexes Relevant to Facilitated Stretching
Types of Stretching
Guidelines for Stretching
Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching
PNF Basis: Spiral–Diagonal Movement
PNF Stretching Techniques
Facilitated Stretching Guidelines
Detailed Sequence for Facilitated Stretching
Safety Considerations for Facilitated Stretching
Chapter 3. Using the Spiral–Diagonal Patterns of PNF
When and Why to Use Spiral-Pattern Stretches
Learning the Patterns Through Free Motion
Facilitated Stretching Using the Patterns
Lower Extremity Stretches Using the Patterns
Upper Extremity Stretches Using the Patterns
Strengthening Exercises Using the Patterns
Part II. The Stretches
Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck
Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity
Hip Lateral (External) Rotators
Hip Medial (Internal) Rotators
Ankle Plantar Flexors
Ankle Evertors: Peroneal (Fibularis) Group
Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity
Additional Muscles That Move the Arm
Wrist and Hand
Supinators and Pronators
Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities
Throwing and Racket Sports
Appendix. Anatomical Terms
I loved the anatomy photos of what the stretches are targeting. Good video to go along with the text. Good background to PNF stretching. The only thing which was frustrating as an athletic trainer is the concept of no passive stretching. This format of stretching is all active, with isometric contractions for the facilitated stretching. Even in the beginning of the book it states that this type of stretching has not been proven to increase flexibility. So, this gives great instruction for stretch positioning and PNF patterns, but may not be the best method of stretching in a rehabilitation setting.