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Facilitated Stretching 4th Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

Author: Human Kinetics

$105.00 USD

Online Course With Ebook
$105.00 USD

ISBN: 9781718223011

©2015


Approved Credits:

This package includes the following:
  • Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, ebook
  • Online video
  • Online study guide
  • Recorded webinar
  • Online continuing education exam
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, offers a hands-on approach to enhancing your clients’ and athletes’ performance through proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching techniques. This effective and easy-to-used method involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, and then stretching it again to increase range of motion.

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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.

Audience

Sports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.
Part I. The Prerequisites

Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching
Soft Tissues Affected by Stretching
Muscle Interactions
Muscle Contractions
Reflexes Relevant to Facilitated Stretching
Types of Stretching
Guidelines for Stretching
Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching
PNF History
PNF Basis: Spiral–Diagonal Movement
PNF Stretching Techniques
Facilitated Stretching Guidelines
Detailed Sequence for Facilitated Stretching
Safety Considerations for Facilitated Stretching
Chapter Summary

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
Chapter Summary

Part II. The Stretches

Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck
Oblique Abdominals
Lower Back
Upper Trapezius
Sternocleidomastoid
Scalenes
Suboccipitals
Levator Scapulae

Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity
Hip Extensors
Hip Flexors
Hip Lateral (External) Rotators
Hip Medial (Internal) Rotators
Hip Abductors
Hip Adductors
Knee Extensors
Ankle Plantar Flexors
Ankle Dorsiflexors
Toe Flexors
Toe Extensors
Ankle Evertors: Peroneal (Fibularis) Group
Ankle Invertors

Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity
Rotator Cuff
Scapular Stabilizers
Additional Muscles That Move the Arm
Elbow
Wrist and Hand
Supinators and Pronators

Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities
Everyday Sequence
Cycling
Golf
Ice Hockey
Running
Swimming
Throwing and Racket Sports
Rusty Hinges

Appendix. Anatomical Terms
Robert McAtee, BA, LMT, CSCS, C-PT, has been a sport massage therapist since 1981, specializing in sport and orthopedic massage therapy. Since 1988 he has maintained an active international sport massage practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

McAtee has been using facilitated stretching techniques with clients and athletes since 1986. He teaches facilitated stretching and sport massage seminars throughout the United States and internationally to massage therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, chiropractors, Olympic-caliber athletes and coaches, and amateur athletes.

McAtee received his massage training at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB) in Los Angeles and San Diego (1981-1982) and through the Sports Massage Training Institute (SMTI) in Costa Mesa, California (1986). He holds a BA in psychology from California State University (1974), is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork (1992), and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (1998) and certified personal trainer. He has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1988.

A keynote speaker and featured presenter at numerous national and international conventions, McAtee also regularly presents workshops nationally and internationally on facilitated stretching, massage, and soft-tissue injury care. For more information, contact him at

Pro-Active Massage Therapy
1119 N. Wahsatch Ave., Suite 1
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
USA
Tel: 719-475-1172
Website: http://www.stretchman.com

Jeff Charland, PT, ATC, CSCS, GDMT, was a 1983 graduate of the physical therapy program at University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he also competed as a varsity wrestler on a scholarship. Beginning in 1987, Charland lectured on sports medicine, rehabilitation, and assessment and treatment of neural tissue disorders. He was a team trainer and traveled internationally with the U.S. Judo and U.S. Wrestling Federations’ national and Olympic teams.

Charland completed the graduate program in manipulative therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, under the direction of Bob Elvey, a world-renowned physiotherapist. He was a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 1997, he earned a certification in active release techniques. He also was director of a sport physical therapy clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Charland passed away in December 2004. His significant contributions to previous editions continue to be appreciated.

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Andrea Martens
Great class

Easy to read through and use all exercises in the future for beginning athletes and advanced

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Holly Stroschine
Great Stretching and Anatomy Suggestions

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.

Human Kinetics

Facilitated Stretching 4th Edition Online CE Course With Ebook

$105.00 USD
This package includes the following:
  • Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, ebook
  • Online video
  • Online study guide
  • Recorded webinar
  • Online continuing education exam
Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, offers a hands-on approach to enhancing your clients’ and athletes’ performance through proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching techniques. This effective and easy-to-used method involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, and then stretching it again to increase range of motion.

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.

Learning Objectives
  • 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.

Audience

Sports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.
Part I. The Prerequisites

Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching
Soft Tissues Affected by Stretching
Muscle Interactions
Muscle Contractions
Reflexes Relevant to Facilitated Stretching
Types of Stretching
Guidelines for Stretching
Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching
PNF History
PNF Basis: Spiral–Diagonal Movement
PNF Stretching Techniques
Facilitated Stretching Guidelines
Detailed Sequence for Facilitated Stretching
Safety Considerations for Facilitated Stretching
Chapter Summary

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
Chapter Summary

Part II. The Stretches

Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck
Oblique Abdominals
Lower Back
Upper Trapezius
Sternocleidomastoid
Scalenes
Suboccipitals
Levator Scapulae

Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity
Hip Extensors
Hip Flexors
Hip Lateral (External) Rotators
Hip Medial (Internal) Rotators
Hip Abductors
Hip Adductors
Knee Extensors
Ankle Plantar Flexors
Ankle Dorsiflexors
Toe Flexors
Toe Extensors
Ankle Evertors: Peroneal (Fibularis) Group
Ankle Invertors

Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity
Rotator Cuff
Scapular Stabilizers
Additional Muscles That Move the Arm
Elbow
Wrist and Hand
Supinators and Pronators

Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities
Everyday Sequence
Cycling
Golf
Ice Hockey
Running
Swimming
Throwing and Racket Sports
Rusty Hinges

Appendix. Anatomical Terms
Robert McAtee, BA, LMT, CSCS, C-PT, has been a sport massage therapist since 1981, specializing in sport and orthopedic massage therapy. Since 1988 he has maintained an active international sport massage practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

McAtee has been using facilitated stretching techniques with clients and athletes since 1986. He teaches facilitated stretching and sport massage seminars throughout the United States and internationally to massage therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, chiropractors, Olympic-caliber athletes and coaches, and amateur athletes.

McAtee received his massage training at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB) in Los Angeles and San Diego (1981-1982) and through the Sports Massage Training Institute (SMTI) in Costa Mesa, California (1986). He holds a BA in psychology from California State University (1974), is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork (1992), and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (1998) and certified personal trainer. He has been an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1988.

A keynote speaker and featured presenter at numerous national and international conventions, McAtee also regularly presents workshops nationally and internationally on facilitated stretching, massage, and soft-tissue injury care. For more information, contact him at

Pro-Active Massage Therapy
1119 N. Wahsatch Ave., Suite 1
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
USA
Tel: 719-475-1172
Website: http://www.stretchman.com

Jeff Charland, PT, ATC, CSCS, GDMT, was a 1983 graduate of the physical therapy program at University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he also competed as a varsity wrestler on a scholarship. Beginning in 1987, Charland lectured on sports medicine, rehabilitation, and assessment and treatment of neural tissue disorders. He was a team trainer and traveled internationally with the U.S. Judo and U.S. Wrestling Federations’ national and Olympic teams.

Charland completed the graduate program in manipulative therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, under the direction of Bob Elvey, a world-renowned physiotherapist. He was a certified athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 1997, he earned a certification in active release techniques. He also was director of a sport physical therapy clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Charland passed away in December 2004. His significant contributions to previous editions continue to be appreciated.

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