Active Assisted Stretching For Upper & Lower Body
With Ben Benjamin PhD
Sat & Sun, November 6-7, 2021
14 CEs - $350 ($175 deposit will hold your space!)
This intensive, hands-on, two-day workshop teaches you a comprehensive, effective stretching protocol for the upper and lower body that can be performed on your clients in 50-60-minute sessions. Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia and makes building strength more effective. AAS is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired. Add this full-body program to your practice as a stand-alone service, as a compliment to your client’s massage therapy session, or split into upper or lower body sessions that can be performed in under a half hour.
The client actively participates in the stretching process, with a gentle, timed, targeted assist from the therapist at the end of every stretch to increase range of motion along with many other benefits. These techniques are much easier on the therapist’s body than massage and bodywork. During this workshop you will practice every stretch until you can perform them efficiently both individually and in sequence, with the least effort. You will also learn self-stretches to teach your clients who need to focus on stretching specific structures.
Day 1 of the workshop teaches you stretches that work the Upper Body: neck, shoulder, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers.
Day 2 of the workshop teaches you stretches that work the Lower Body: low back, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, foot and ankle.
About the Instructor
Ben E. Benjamin, holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine and was the founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years. He has studied under Dr. James Cyriax widely known for his pioneering work in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Benjamin has been teaching since 1970 and has been in private practice for over 50 years. He has created dozens of webinars that are viewed by therapists around the world. He is the author of dozens articles on working with injuries as well as the widely used books in the field, Listen To Your Pain, Are You Tense?, and Exercise Without Injury. He is also the co-author of The Ethics of Touch and Conversation Transformation.