Myofascial Stretching are very specific exercises that work to correct soft tissue imbalances
throughout the body.
Everyone knows about the benefits of individual muscle stretching. However,
it is more advantageous to consider each muscle in relation to another, thus creating a muscular
chain extending throughout the entire body.
To properly perform a Myofascial Stretch, it is essential to think about the “links” within a
chain. To do this you must first place the aponeurotic sleeve, a ribbon of material wrapping and
connecting all muscles together called fasciae under tension in ALL directions to allow that
particular fascia to become FREE from the other surrounding tissue. This is how you respect the
global organization of the fasciae.
With myofascial stretching (MFS), the goal is not to gain flexibility of a muscle, but to improve the
quality of the movement of the tissues in relation to one another. MFS is the only type of stretching
that respects this organization.
During the three days you will learn over 100 myofascial Stretches, you will also be introduced to
the Paradigm of the Soma Training program including an introduction into Tensegrity
Biomechanics relational Anatomy. This course is suited to therapists, trainers, sports coaches and
anyone who wants to improve how their clients move and perform.
Specific Myofascial Stretches for the noted muscles:
- Myofascial Stretches of the lower extremities:
iliopsoas, biceps femoris,
semimembranous, semitendinous, superficial gluteus maximus, deep gluteus
maximus, gluteus medius, obturator internus, piriformis, quadratus femoris, rectus
femoris, vastus internus, vasatus externus, graacilis, pectineus, tensor fascia lata,
superior fascicle of adductor brevis, inferior fascicle adductor brevis, adductor
longus, superior fascicle of adductor magnus, middle fascicle of adductor magnus,
inferior fascicle of adductor magnus, medial gastrocnemius lateral gastrocnemius,
soleus, tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum, extensor hallucis.
- Myofascial Stretches of the upper extremities: long head of biceps brachii, short
head of biceps brachii, posterior deltoid, anterior deltoid, middle deltoid,
subscapularis, teres major, coracobrachialis, long head of triceps, medial head of
triceps, lateral head of triceps, teres minor, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, pectoralis
minor, deep pectoralis major, superficial pectoralis major, short supinator of the
forearm, long supinator of the forearm, pronator quadratus, pronator teres, flexor
digitorum communis, palmaris longus, anterior cubital, extensor digitorum
communis, posterior cubital, first radial.
- Myofascial Stretches of the trunk: middle intercostals, posterior intercostals,anterior intercostals, the crus of the diaphragm, the domes of the diaphragm, the
intermediate part of the diaphragm, rectus abdominis, external obliques, internal
obliques, latissimus dorsi, superior trapezius, middle trapezius, inferior trapezius,
rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, levator scapula, quadratus lumborum, transverse
spinous, longus, iliocostales.