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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy 208


  • Define stretching
  • Explain stretching as an intervention
  • List assessments used to determine whether stretching would be beneficial
  • Define active and passive stretching
  • Define flexibility
  • Use joint movement methods to assess for reduced or excessive range of motion
  • Describe symptoms related to hypomobility or hypermobility
  • Describe anatomic, physiologic, and pathologic barriers
  • Use stretching methods effectively and safely
  • Define muscle energy techniques
  • Explain why muscle energy techniques complement stretching methods
  • Define and demonstrate three types of muscle contractions used during muscle energy techniques
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of breath and eye movement during muscle energy techniques
  • Explain and demonstrate seven variations of muscle energy techniques
  • Define direct tissue stretching
  • Demonstrate longitudinal and cross-directional direct tissue stretching
  • Combine stretching methods for increased effect
  • Define and demonstrate active release and pin and stretch

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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