Event Details
Event Type: Webinar

April 05, 2023
5:30pm - 6:30pm
At your computer/device

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Stretching and Self-Myofascial Release

Do you suffer from tightness and sore muscles? If so, you may benefit from stretching and myofascial release – the easing of tension and tightness in the tissues that surround and support your muscles throughout your body.

In this webinar, we will explore human anatomy with a focus on muscle and fascial physiology and highlight the benefits of stretching and self-myofascial release for healthy adults. You will learn why incorporating mobility practices like stretching and self-myofascial release are so important for your overall health and will be guided through a mini-assessment of your current range of motion to increase awareness of your own body restrictions. We’ll also include demos of simple, effective stretches, mobility exercises and selected self-myofascial release techniques that you can use as building blocks to help you create a plan that works for you.

This interactive webinar is ideal for people who work on a computer at home or in the office and want to learn how to reduce muscle soreness and tension in commonly affected areas of the body – the neck and shoulders and the low back and hips. Please bring a tennis ball and long sock and wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move so you can participate during the class.

This class will be recorded and a one-week link to the recording will be shared with all registered participants.

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Instructors: Jerrie Thurman, MA, is a senior wellness program manager and certified wellness coach for Stanford BeWell. She has degrees in exercise physiology and education and 35 years of experience as a certified fitness instructor.

Kathryn Newbolt, MS, has a master’s degree in kinesiology and works at Physical Therapy Consultants, Minnesota. Her clinical practice includes primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation.

Class details are subject to change.