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Become a Certified Assisted Stretching Specialist

Learn the skills to elevate your career.

Only $297! $397

Why Get Certified?

In today's competitive world, providers must stand out from their competition to obtain and retain their clients. With the Stretch Center Assisted Stretch Certification, you will learn how to incorporate the right stretches into your existing services or offer assisted stretching as a stand-alone service. Get that competitive edge and enhance the services you provide by completing your assisted stretching certification. You will learn how to incorporate the most effective stretches into your current treatments and become more knowledgeable, skilled, and qualified. Best of all, you will produce better results allowing you to attract new clients and increase your existing fees.

Stand Out from Competitors

Currently, there are no other Assisted Stretching Certifications on the market developed by a Sports Practitioner, this course will be an amazing investment and will allow you to explore new opportunities and greater levels of success.

Training Built for All Specialties

Our Stretch Center Assisted Stretch Certification is for all types of providers in the health and wellness industry, from massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, personal trainers, sports team coaches and more.

Only $297! $397

What You Will Learn

This course is orchestrated completely online with 24/7 access at your own pace.

Learn how to incorporate the most amazing stretch protocols with clients and increase your level of professionalism and demand in your community when it comes to stretching and flexibility.

Detailed comprehensive anatomy, instructional videos, educational videos, and how-to guides to incorporate assisted stretching into your existing knowledge and services.

Gain the knowledge to provide assisted stretching in a safe and effective manner, as well as the necessary knowledge in anatomy and physiology as it pertains to all of the stretches and protocols you will learn.

Develop a fundamental understanding of the physiology of the muscle as it relates to stretching and flexibility.

Assisted Stretch Certification

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Anatomy, Function and Pathologies

11 minutes of video content and 3200 words of text

Fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of stretch will be established.  Overview of the anatomical structures, physiology of stretch, and other educational pieces to help you provide the best care for your clients.  Main topics covered in this section:

  • Fascia
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Reflexes

As they relate to performing assisted stretching.

Lesson 2

Contraindications and Precautions

25 minutes of video content and 2900 words of text

There are several contraindications to consider when assessing whether or not your client is a candidate for stretch therapy. We will teach you how to handle clients with these conditions, screen for them during your initial assessment, and how to communicate properly with these clients. Contraindications discussed:

  • Surgeries that require immobilization
  • Open wounds/Sutured areas
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Muscle strains
  • Diseases affecting tissues related to stretch
  • Acute injury
  • Vascular injury
  • Infection
  • Excessive pain when stretching
  • Inflammation or joint effusion

There are also a multitude of precautions to be aware of when administering assisted stretching. In this section, we provide a plethora of information on how to handle clients with these conditions. On top of general precautions that should be applied to all clientele, we also cover how to manage some of the more nuanced precautions, including, but not limited to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hypermobility
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Replacements/Internal Fixations
  • Disc Pathologies
  • Spinal Surgeries/Fusions
  • Joint-specific Precautions
  • Ports/Pacemakers
  • and more!

Lesson 3

Assisted Stretching Techniques

14 minutes of video content and 4300 words of text

In this section, we teach you everything there is to know in regards to assisted stretching techniques. Topics discussed:

  • Body Mechanics (for both you and your client)
  • Stretch Techniques
    • Passive vs. Active
    • Active-Assisted
    • Dynamic
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Client Communication
    • Stretch Intensity Scale
    • Location and Feeling
    • Client Education
    • Listening to your client and how to use the information provided

Lesson 4

Hands on Skills Training

186 minutes of video and 15,539 words of text

How to perform assisted stretching exercises on your clients including:

  • Upper/Lower Cross Protocol (31 videos)
  • Lumbar Protocol (20 videos)
  • Cervical Protocol (21 videos)
  • Overhead Athlete Protocol (18 videos)
  • Rotational Athlete Protocol (39 videos)
  • Runner’s Protocol (22 videos)
  • Cervical Breakout (12 videos)
  • Shoulder Breakout (6 videos)
  • Elbow and Wrist Breakout (2 videos)
  • Low-Back Breakout (11 videos)
  • Hip and Knee Breakout (9 videos)
  • Foot and Ankle Breakout (5 videos)
  • Prone Breakout (5 videos)

Lesson 5

Client Evaluations

10 minutes of video content and 1300 words of text

From the point your client walks in for their first visit to concluding their stretch package, we cover everything you need to know to increase your validity and effectiveness as a stretch therapist.

  • Client Intake
  • Initial visit presentation
  • Functional Movement Assessment (13 movements)
  • Normative Reference Values for joint flexibility
  • Goals and expectations
  • Advising a client post-session

Lesson 6

Case Studies

7 minutes of video content and 410 words of text

Case study reviews consisting of clients intake complaints and movement assessment findings on each client

Lesson 7

Resources

  • Stretching Protocols
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Athlete Sequences
  • Initial Visit Intake
  • Movement Assessment
  • Sample Liability Waiver

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Assisted Stretching
Certificate

To complete this course, you will have to complete each module and the final 60 question exam. Once you pass the final exam, you will be provided with your official certificate of completion available immediately via download within your Stretch Center course platform.

Continued Education Credits

By obtaining the official Stretch Center Assisted Stretching Certificate, individuals from all backgrounds such as personal training, strength and conditioning coaches, massage therapists, Pilates instructors and more will be entitled to continuing education units (CECs/CEUs) from a number of the leading health and fitness organizations globally, including ISSA, ACE, NASM, AFAA, NCBTMB, and more.

A few of the organizations we participate with and that currently honor continuing education credits include the following but are not limited to

CEC’s 1.6

CEU’s 15

CEU’s 1.9

CEU’s 20

Total Credits: 8.5

If a health and fitness organization you are affiliated with is not listed, please contact us as we may be in the process of becoming an approved provider or can begin the process to help you continue your education and begin implementing assisted stretching techniques with your clients as soon as possible!

Our Guarantee

Certification courses comes with an unconditional, 60 Day, 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We stand behind our certification and content! If the Stretch Center product does not live up to the standard you expect, or if for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, simply contact Stretch Center via the “Contact Us” page, and one of our team members will assist you in returning your order and processing a refund.

Industry Experience

This certification was created by Stretch Center founder Dr. Jeff Berard, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and long-standing ART provider. Dr. Berard has been in practice for over 24 years and has provided assisted-stretching types of clients including professional athletes within the NFL, NHL, PGA, UFC, USA Olympics and more. He has authored numerous articles for various magazines, performed over 100,000 treatments over the course of his career and is currently the host of “Seven Figure Chiro” podcast. Dr. Jeff Berard is also the founder and owner of a Chiropractic and Sports Rehab Facility, ranking in the top 5% of chiropractic facilities in the nation.

By taking our certification course, you will be learning from one of the most experienced Assisted Stretching practitioners. LOOK closely…you won’t find another assisted stretching certification developed by someone with more experience and education. The vast experience of Dr. Jeff Berard is second to none.

Dr. Jeff Berard and his team are currently teaching other chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and boutique gyms across the nation on how to increase their existing business client base and cash revenue by utilizing assisted stretching and the Stretch Center brand.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to complete the course?

Are there any time limits?

Is the course conducted online?

Yes, the course is conducted entirely online, so you can complete it at your own pace. However, we also offer in-person trainings nationwide if you would like a more hands-on approach to gaining your Assisted Stretch Therapy Certification with the help of one of our Lead Stretch Therapist Instructors.

How do I access the course?

Do I need to purchase any equipment or additional materials?

Are there any prerequisites for the course?

Do I need to be a personal trainer, massage therapist, chiropractor, etc.?

What CEU's does this course qualify me for?

How do I take the exam?

How do I get my Certificate of Completion?

What support will I get while doing the course?

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