What You'll Learn:

    1. Welcome

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    2. Disclaimer

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    3. What is Assisted Stretching Therapy ?

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    4. Principles Behind Safe Stretching

    5. Preparing for your session

    1. Theory Handout

    2. Introduction

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    3. Benefits of Stretching

    4. Quiz 1

    5. Effects on Muscles

    6. Quiz 2

    7. Effects on Tendons, Ligaments, and Capsule

    8. Quiz 3

    9. Effects on Fascia

    10. Quiz 4

    11. Neurophysiology of Stretching

    12. Quiz 5

    13. Reflexes

    14. Quiz 6

    15. Stretching Protocols

    16. Quiz 7

    17. Safety Considerations

    18. Quiz 8

    1. Spinal Rotation

    2. Key Points with Spinal Rotation

    3. Spinal Lateral Flexion

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    4. Key Points Spine Side Flexion

    5. Neck Lateral Flexion and Rotation

    6. Tips for Neck Side Flexion

    7. Neck and Shoulder Girdle

    8. Tips for Advanced Neck Side Flexion

    9. Dynamic Isolated Stretching of Upper Trapezius Muscle

    10. Tips for Success

    11. Quiz 9

    1. Dynamic Scapula

    2. Tips for Moving the Scapula

    3. Shoulder Muscles

    4. Tips for Shoulder

    5. Isolated Wrist Flexor Muscles

    6. Tips for Wrist Flexor Muscles

    7. Full Upper Body Stretch

    8. Tips for Upper Body Stretch

    9. Quiz 10

    10. Upper Body Flow!

    1. Hip Flexion, Rotation and Abduction

    2. Tips for Hip Flexion

    3. Hip Flexion with Spinal Rotation

    4. Tips for Hip Flexion with Spinal Rotation

    5. Progressive Hamstring Stretch

    6. Tips for Hamstring

    7. Hamstring Stretch with Crossed Leg

    8. Tips for Hamstring with Crossed Leg

    9. Hip Flexion and Adduction with Spinal Rotation

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    10. Tips when Twisting

    11. Leg Pump by Adrianne Oyewole

    12. Tips for Leg Pumping

    13. Quiz 11

    1. Quadriceps, Tibialis Anterior and Calf Stretch

    2. Tips

    3. Hip Extension with Spinal Rotation and Final Stretch

    4. Tips for Hip Extension

    5. Tips for Full Body Stretch in Prone

    6. Quiz 12

    7. Lower Body Flow

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Instructor(s)

CEO, Co founder and Director of course development Linda Hoppe, BKin, TRP, MT

Linda, the co-founder of Seminars for Health, is the creator of SFH Orthopedic Massage, SFH Kinetic Massage in-person, and online courses, SFH Assisted Stretching Online and the Target Muscle Release Certification programs. Linda published and created Dynamic Muscle Base, Kinetic Method principles, and SFH Orthopedic Massage Handbook. Linda's passion for elevating the massage therapy profession is evident through her creation and offering of high-quality continuing education courses. Linda was proudly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 at the World Massage Conference.

Co founder and course creator Bob BPE, RMT

Bob is the co-founder and course creator at Seminars for Health. An education leader, Bob has elevated the massage therapy industry through his academic contributions. He is respected amongst Seminars for Health’s faculty of instructors and by the massage therapy industry for his knowledge and passion to raise the overall standards of massage therapy. Bob has been heavily involved within the massage education sector including being a co-founder of Seminars for Health with Linda Hoppe. He has been teaching various components of Massage Therapy for 20+ years. He was a Senior Instructor at Mount Royal University Department Head and Senior Instructor with MaKami College, and an instructor with Seminars for Health. Bob is appreciated by his students for his gift of delivery when teaching. Bob’s talent and reputation solidified Seminars for Health’s entrance rights to instruct gross anatomy at the Cadaver Lab at Foothills Hospital. His astute anatomy skills make him especially invaluable as a Cadaver Lab and Palpation with the Precision instructor.

Proof of Completion

Your proof of completion will be generated right after you have completed the course. It is recommended to be certified to be able to practice this modality.

Money Back Guarantee!

If you are not satisfied with your course, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee! (Terms and Conditions apply, see our FAQ for more details)

Offer 30 minutes of stretching before massaging

Better for your patient and easier on the Therapist.

Benefits of Taking Assisted Stretching Therapy

  • Become a Stretch Therapist

    Transform your client's body with stretch therapy that corrects debilitating posture, leading to pain and dysfunction. Be part of the solution.

  • Offer a new Service

    Add a 30-minute Assisted Stretching session before or after the massage treatment.

  • What clients are saying

    "I went to a stretch therapist. I hardly recognized my body afterward. I discovered how inflexible some parts of me are".

Who is Seminars for Health?

Founded in 2011 by Linda Hoppe and Bob Cross, Seminars for Health is a Canadian-based company that provides cutting-edge online and in-person continuing education. SFH has trained over 20 000 Massage Therapists and Health Care Providers across the globe. SFH is proudly endorsed and accredited across Canada, Australia, and the USA. Additionally, SFH engaged Faculty, led by Linda Hoppe, is the creator of SFH Dynamic Cupping, SFH Kinetic Massage, SFH Orthopedic Massage, SFH Intraoral TMJ,  SFH Assisted Stretching Therapy, SFH Oncology Massage, and our latest course Target Muscle Release. Our world-renowned courses certify Health Care professionals to provide high-standard care to their patients, elevate their practice, and treat musculoskeletal conditions with lasting results. 

CEUs Approval

Seminars for Health is recognized across Canada, USA and Australia

  • Australia: ATMS (6)

  • Alberta: CMMOTA (6), NHPC (10), CRMTA (10)

  • Saskatchewan: MTAS (8.5)

  • Manitoba: MTAM (10)

  • Quebec: ANPQ, ANQ, RMQ (6 heures)

  • Atlantic: MTWPAM (10), MTANS (10)

  • USA: FSMTA (6), NCBTMB (6)

What to Expect?

  • A new modality to simultaneously stretch and assess

  • A proof of certification allowing you to practice right away

  • Professionally recorded videos and content

  • A strong theoretical part of the seminar is supported by intensive hands-on practical experience

  • Online support with questions you may have during and after the course

  • Years of training and knowledge built into the course

  • 365 days access to the course

  • Obtain 2 fantastic stretching routines to incorporate into your practice

  • Become proficient in offering your clients an upper and lower body stretching routine

Become Certified

Your official certificate will be generated roughly 3 weeks after your submitted video assignment is reviewed. In addition, you will receive a unique SFH emblem to promote your new skills on your website. This document safely certifies you in the practice of SFH Assisted Stretching Therapy.

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Who Should Take this Course?

Pre-requisites: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology university or college level courses.

  • Massage Therapist

  • Physical Therapist (student)

  • Manual Osteopath

  • Athletic Therapist/Physical Exercise Trainer

  • Acupuncturist

  • Chiropractor (Student)

  • Kinesiologist

  • Myotherapist

  • Remedial Sports Massage Therapist

  • Nurses

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