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 muscle energy/PNF. This program 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 neuromotor 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 range of motion. A literature review supports the use of MET/PNF to improve flexibility and function.
|Contact Hours: 4|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Flexibility, Range of motion norms
- Stretching considerations
- Neuromuscular reflexes, Reciprocal inhibition
- MET/PNF definition, nomenclature, stretching technique, indications, contraindications, Introduction to Chaitows muscle energy PNF theory and practice
- Chaitow's MET technique, demonstration examples of MET to improve mobility with video demonstration
- Research review MET/PNF, studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on using reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation and other reflexes can facilitate the stretching process and improve flexibility.
- Recognize components of flexibility, how it is measured, and normative reference values for joint mobility.
- Identify neuromotor reflexes, muscle length/ tension.
- Identify muscle energy reflexes to facilitate stretching and improve functional mobility.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: 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
Financial – Theresa Schmidt is employed by Educise and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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