Stretching and flexibility are vital for successful sports performance. Stretching feels good, but more importantly, it helps athletes attain an appropriate and balanced range of motion in their joints. By properly stretching, an athlete can increase his or her range of motion and in turn increase overall flexibility, leading to better sports performance and less risk of injury.
Flexibility can be genetic, but it can also be developed by using proper stretching techniques. Flexibility is also specific to the type of movement needed for a sport. Some athletes will require more flexibility in their hips and knees, while others need more shoulder flexibility.
We are holding The Essentials of Sports Stretching om June 8, 2019 from 9am-5:30pm. This class will be taught by Jim Earley, LMT, NCBTMB. This hands-on class teaches therapists techniques to add to their skill sets. The class is designed to help students learn stretches and be comfortable performing each technique.
Some of the stretches covered in this class are: PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), which is Contract/Relax stretching, AIS (Active Isolated Stretching – Dr. Aaron Mattes), a dynamic, short hold, muscle lengthening way of stretching.
The class will also address when to stretch, athletes and stretching, stretching for clients and for self-care, hands-on stretching with partners and individually PNF and AIS, as well as upper body and lower body stretching.
Students, please dress comfortably and bring a set of sheets and a large towel. There is a minimum of three students for this class, any less may warrant a change in class date. The cost of this class is $185 and includes a stretching strap. 8 CE’s can be earned during this class. Please call to register at 610-705-4401.