As part of the curriculum, students will learn the principles of flexibility, manual stretching and myofascial release. Students will also learn the difference between static stretching, dynamic stretching and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, which involves table stretching.
At NPTI we believe a well rounded personal trainer should understand and know how to apply flexibility and stretching principles with their clients. Personal trainers who work with various demographics such as seniors/elderly, athletes, and people with limited mobility due to injury, need to know how to help clients increase and maintain a healthy range of motion.
Flexibility is also important for injury prevention, physical rehabilitation, and overall quality of life. Students will learn hands-on how to preform (PNF) stretching, along with seeing and feeling first hand the benefits of stretching.
Along with stretching, students will learn manual myofascial release which is useful for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation.