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This courses teaches the Mattes Method, which centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening, increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, lengthenining of the superficial and deep fascia. The seminars are usually 4 days in length, 32 hours. The seminar is 30% lecture, 70% hands on work. The students received detailed information about the why, when and how to properly stretch their own bodies, and also instructed on how to properly adminster this work to their clients. Work is demonstrated, then students actually, physically do the work taught to them both active and assisted. Work is supervised by the instructor. Detailed approaches to each muscle surrounding a joint, various indications and contraindictions related to diseases, injuries, joint replacements, osteoporosis and aging factors. Carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back problems, neuropathy, and various sports medicine considerations are discussed and demonstrated during the seminar. The seminars include Active Isolated Strengthening: The Mattes Method. This work is very important in rehabilitation and for building up the muscles to prevent injuries. Included with the seminar the students receive 2 detailed instructional books, addendum of updated material, instructional handouts, and a rope to use as a stretching aid.

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