- About Us
- Student Portal
Online LifeStretch® Course
LifeStretch® is a mobility-stretch class designed to help individual clients or group fitness members become more flexible in body, mind, and spirit. While most stretch formats target isolated, single muscles, LifeStretch progresses through entire chains of neuromyofascia. It starts in standing position with a flow that allows the participant to do a self-assessment, standing stretch movements then transitioning to a mat on the floor for pain-free mobilizations and stretches. The flow has a logical sequence, mobilizing joints and shorter chains of small muscles and fascia, progressing to longer chains of multiple joints and larger muscles and fascia. Participants are encouraged to explore the spaces in their own bodies with movements that are pain-free and efficient in a non-competitive atmosphere.
What It Does
LifeStretch is built on the principle that the brain learns movement patterns in multiple planes, not with uniplanar, isolated muscle contractions. It utilizes patterns that work with the biology of the human body, namely waves. Light waves enter the skin and eyes, activating physiological reactions that keep us alive and allow us to see. EKG signals are the waves of the heart as it oscillates and beats to create the waves of blood that pulse through our body. In keeping with that theme, LifeStretch uses the StretchWave™ to move the body in a comfortable undulating and oscillating fashion. It breaks through tissue restrictions by synchronizing breath with efficient movement, instead of painful or excessive force. With regular class participation, attendees will realize gains in mobility and function faster than ever before.
How It Works
LifeStretch is unique because the choreography uses self-traction to create space in joints. When traction during inhalation is followed by exhalation during the mobility-stretch sequences, range of motion increases rapidly without discomfort. Oscillation-circumduction mobilizations lubricate and warm up the joints prior to stretching, removing the risk of pain or a negative stretch reflex response from moving too fast or stretching too far. The brain and nervous system quickly learn the new movement patterns; proprioception, interoception and kinesthesia— the abilities to sense movement and respond quickly and accurately— are improved; and motor patterning is optimized for more efficient posture, gait, and other functional activities of daily living.
Contact Hours: CEUs pending
Prerequisite: Read Stretch to Win (2nd Edition) in full
Online Course Includes:
Online FST™ Re-certification
Prerequisite: Completion of a live Fascial Stretch Therapy workshop in Toronto, Canada or Chandler, Arizona.
Online Recertification Tuition:
This online course is for the purpose of getting re-certified at your current level of training in Fascial Stretch Therapy.
The online Re-certification consists of:
Keeping FST knowledge and skills
current* by Re-certifying allows you access to private members groups
with 24/7 online learning, a profile listing on our global Directory,
FST marketing materials and many other benefits.
CE's: Approved by NCBTMB for .50 CEs for Level 1.
Re-Certification good for 1 year from date of completion.
If you are currently a member and would like to register for Recertification, click here.
whose last live FST certification, or re-certification was five years
ago or more, are not eligible for online re-certification. You must
register for and attend a live FST certification workshop at the same
certification level or the next level up. A 50% off discount is
available to repeat your current level only. No discounts are available
to attend a higher level. Please submit a contact form for more information.