What is Stretch Therapy (ST)?
ST is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascial remodelling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation. The goals are grace and ease, and this is experienced as enhanced awareness and elegance in movement.
STRETCHING : Techniques to improve the Range of Movement (ROM) of the body; nerves, fascia and muscles are used as ‘gateways’ to change the brain.
RE-PATTERNING : Inactive muscles are made active; knees, shoulders, and elbows are stabilised; posture and alignment are made more efficient.
STRENGTHENING : The capacity of the whole body to exert force is the emphasis here; most of our techniques are body-weight only, and all involve the ‘core’.
RELAXATION : The forgotten part of any health optimisation program. In ST, “relaxation” is used in two ways: the first as a shorthand for techniques that enhance speed (any force-producing agonist needs its antagonist to relax equally quickly so that a limb, or a whole body, can move faster), and secondly, the fundamental part of rejuvenation and regeneration practises.
Learn to Teach Stretch Therapy
Applications of the ST approach span rehabilitation of specific physical problems, through achieving ease in daily life for office workers or pregnant women, all the way to improvement of elite athletic performance. As one starts to work with the body, new needs will be uncovered and as a fitness professionals, you will find yourself pulling on one of the many strands of the ST approach.
Learn how to teach the ST safely and effectively to your client, starting with ST Teacher Intensive Program Part A.
To find out more about Part B, click here.
This can be 4 days of workshop attendance, e.g. an INTO THE STRETCH plus a DEEPER INTO THE STRETCH workshop or a ST FOR PERFORMANCE workshop, or repeat attendance of a 2-day workshop.
Email Kris here to find out how you can meet the minimum prerequisites in Singapore prior to the ST Teacher Intensive Program Part A in Sep 2017.
Thur 14th Sep : 930am-1230pm & 230pm-530pm
Fri 15th Sep : 930am-1230pm & 230pm-530pm
Sat 16th Sep : 1-7pm
Sun 17th Sep : 1-7pm
Early bird fee : SGD1,075 (until 21st June 2017 only)
About the Founder Kit Laughlin
Kit Laughlin developed Stretch Therapy over the last 30 years and he presents workshops world-wide in these techniques. He has written two best-selling books about Stretch Therapy, Overcome Neck & Back Pain (for injury rehabilitation) and Stretching & Flexibility (for performance enhancement, well being, and injury prevention) and numerous DVDs, videos and articles.
Kit teaches Stretch Therapy to practitioners of Chiropractic and Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, medicine, Yoga, Pilates and Massage Therapy and to people everywhere who want to rehabilitate or avoid injury, enhance performance or maximise wellbeing, in Australia and around the world.
He was awarded a Master of Letters degree by the Science Faculty of the Australian National University in Canberra (1992) and was granted an Australian Postgraduate Research Award (1993–96) for Ph.D. research, where back pain was the main case study. This research led directly to his first book, Overcome Neck & Back Pain.
About the Presenter Olivia Allnutt
Olivia Allnutt is a Senior Stretch Therapy Teacher and a qualified personal trainer. She has been a student and practitioner of the Stretch Therapy system since 1993. She has taught all levels of Stretch Therapy and Monkey Gym classes for over 10 years, and RollStretch for over five years.
Olivia has co-presented Into the Stretch and ST for Performance workshops in Australia and internationally in recent years, and delivered the Stretch Teacher workshops in 2015. Her background experience includes training as a gymnast from age six – as well as coaching gymnastics for many years – and competing in cross country running, field hockey, softball, and swimming (she is a qualified swimming instructor).