Facilitated Stretching Course-4th Edition

Facilitated Stretching Course-4th Edition

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    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online: Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition CE Course offers a hands-on approach to helping clients and athletes enhance performance through PNF stretching techniques. Manual and massage therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, coaches, and other health care professionals will learn techniques for assessing current muscle function, improving range of motion, and increasing strength with a dynamic combination of photos, online video, and self-assessment tools.

    This continuing education course is supplemented by the text Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition With Online Video. The text includes a full-color interior with more than 450 photos and illustrations to provide professionals with a visual demonstration of the material. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench and grouped according to each joint. 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 recorded webinar offers further application of the foundational aspects of facilitated stretching from book author and expert Robert McAtee, LMT, CSCS, C-PT.

    The study guide for the course leads students in answering a series of questions on more than 90 stretches. Self-quiz questions and answers are a preparation tool for the continuing education exam taken at the conclusion of the course.

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:
    www.HumanKinetics.com/partners/partners/SkillsActive

    Table of Contents

    Course Table of Contents

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    Learning Objectives

    Learning with the Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition Book

    Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching

    Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching

    Chapter 3. Using the Spiral–Diagonal Patterns of PNF

    Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck

    Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity

    Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity

    Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities

    Study Guide Answer Keys

    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet

    Exam

    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Text Table of Contents

    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

    Audience

    A continuing education course for sports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.

    About the Author

    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 (1981-82) 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: www.stretchman.com

    Jeff Charland, PT, ATC, CSCS, GDMT, is a 1983 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison physical therapy program, 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.

    Print Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online: Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition CE Course offers a hands-on approach to helping clients and athletes enhance performance through PNF stretching techniques. Manual and massage therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, coaches, and other health care professionals will learn techniques for assessing current muscle function, improving range of motion, and increasing strength with a dynamic combination of photos, online video, and self-assessment tools.

    This continuing education course is supplemented by the text Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition With Online Video. The text includes a full-color interior with more than 450 photos and illustrations to provide professionals with a visual demonstration of the material. Stretches are demonstrated on a treatment table, mat on the floor, chair, cable-pulley machine, and weightlifting bench and grouped according to each joint. 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 recorded webinar offers further application of the foundational aspects of facilitated stretching from book author and expert Robert McAtee, LMT, CSCS, C-PT.

    The study guide for the course leads students in answering a series of questions on more than 90 stretches. Self-quiz questions and answers are a preparation tool for the continuing education exam taken at the conclusion of the course.

    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:
    www.HumanKinetics.com/partners/partners/SkillsActive

    Table of Contents

    Course Table of Contents
    Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Learning with the Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition Book
    Chapter 1. Understanding the Basics of Stretching
    Chapter 2. Focusing on Facilitated Stretching
    Chapter 3. Using the Spiral–Diagonal Patterns of PNF
    Chapter 4. Stretches for the Torso and Neck
    Chapter 5. Stretches for the Lower Extremity
    Chapter 6. Stretches for the Upper Extremity
    Chapter 7. Stretching Routines for Specific Activities
    Study Guide Answer Keys

    Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Exam
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    Text Table of Contents

    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

    Audience

    A continuing education course for sports medicine and fitness professionals, including massage and manual therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches.

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