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Flex Ability: Improving Functional Mobility With Stretching

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   2
Registration Fee:   $59

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study of flexibility and muscle reflexes. Professional Objectives: At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to Cite flexibility, how it is measured, and provide normative reference values for joint mobility. Recognize the neuromotor reflexes of muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs , and their contribution to muscle length and tension. Identify stretching interventions using reciprocal inhibition and post-isometric relaxation to facilitate the stretching process and improve functional mobility. Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

With the time spent working and using technology, who has time to stretch these days? As people become less active and time marches on, the body tends to stiffen, resulting in reduced flexibility, painful movements and limited functional performance. Specialized stretching techniques make it easy to restore mobility and function using reflexes, with muscle energy/PNF. This course reviews how flexibility is measured, muscle reflexes, and types of muscle contractions used to trick the body into allowing greater degrees of range of motion using neuro-motor reflexes. Using reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation and other reflexes can facilitate the stretching process and improve flexibility. Examples of muscle energy stretches are illustrated with guidelines for clinical use to improve functional mobility. This Seminar-On-Demand is offered is 2 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM