Dynamic Stretching: The Missing Link to Fitness, Athletic Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation


December 4, 2012, 8 am–3:30 pm

Millennium Airport Hotel Buffalo
2040 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY 14225


The Groundbreaking Warm-up Routine to Enhance the Musculoskeletal System 
STOP doing static stretching before? Stretching is an effective and efficient part of a warm-up routine before and after physical exertion and sports performance to deliberately elongate and improve the elasticity within the musculotendinous junction. As a result, parents, coaches, sports scientists, and medical professionals have ingrained stretching into the hearts of athletes, clients, and patients of all ages for decades. However, the type of stretching best suited to enhance fitness levels, athletic execution and realign chronic scar tissue has been in question for the past several years. The optimum stretching method for any client is a Dynamic warm-up/stretching regimen. Traditional static stretching routine should be performed at the cool-down phase of training or exercise only! For many athletes, clients, and patients, whether they are stretching for personal fitness goals, competition, or knee rehabilitation, their top priority is to use the best possible warm-up routine to create an even greater fitness level, competitive edge, or rehabilitation plan while decreasing the likelihood of injury. 
Rehabilitating patients and training clients and athletes requires a complete understanding of a variety of stretching regimens and protocols specifically for any physical exertion. This one-day seminar provides the opportunity to develop effective strategies to teach dynamic stretching drills to increase soft tissues contractibility and facilitation, tendon and ligament activation, joint range of movement, core body temperature, mental preparation, and stimulate the neuromuscular system and motor ability to function dynamically. Course participants will explore the benefits of dynamic stretching techniques and specific regimens for the upper and lower extremities to increase rate of muscle twitch, mobility, strength, and stability, hence preventing musculoskeletal injuries and implementing into the stages of the healing process. Through multiple hands-on lab sessions, interactive lecture, and multimedia technology, this class provides attendees with a solid grasp of "who and how-to" for utilizing active stretching protocols creatively when faced with any population for the enhancement of fitness, performance, injury prevention, or rehabilitation. The instructor's enthusiasm and passion for the content is truly infectious, so attendees leave with not only practical approaches and new techniques to implement immediately, but also an optimistic, fresh approach to stretching and soft tissue enhancement. 
What you Will Learn:
• Examine kinesiology of dynamic stretching and warm-up 
• Discover how to use dynamic stretching to increase speed, endurance, power, coordination, and range of motion 
• Identify appropriate populations and how to utilize dynamic stretching to reduce injuries and rehabilitate through neuromuscular re-education 
• Apply protocols for various populations including fitness, geriatric, sports-specific, and rehabilitation clients in hands-on lab 
• Compare static, ballistic, and dynamic stretching modalities 
• Identify limitations of static stretching 
• Discuss physiology and impact of stretching on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems 
• Identify how to combine dynamic stretching with PNF 
• Develop individualized programs for special populations such as geriatrics, athletes, rehabilitation clients, and fitness enthusiasts 
Who Should Attend:
• Strength and Conditioning Specialists 
• Personal Trainers 
• Exercise Physiologists 
• Athletic Trainers 
• Group Fitness Leaders 
• Physical Therapists 
• Physical Therapist Assistants 
• Occupational Therapists 
• Occupational Therapy Assistants 
• Rehab Managers 
• Massage Therapists 
Your Presenter:
DARRELL LOCKET, MAT, ATC/L, LMT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CKTP®, is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner® with over a decade of experience rehabilitating, strength training, and conditioning runners for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Mr. Locket is the Director of Abz-Solute Athletic Performance at DEEN (Diabetes and other Health Disparities, Education, Exercise, Nutrition) Wellness Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Locket previously served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Athletic Trainer for Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where the Men's and Women's Track & Field Teams have combined for 17 NCAA Division III National Championships. 
Mr. Locket completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from the University of West Alabama. He also attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy to expand his overall knowledge of bodywork therapy and holistic approaches to healing. In addition, Mr. Locket holds certifications and memberships as an Athletic Trainer, Certified from the National Athletic Trainers' Association; a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer from the National Strength and Conditioning Association; and as a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner® and member of Kinesio Taping® Association International (KTAI). Mr. Locket's unique combination of education, experience, and passion translates into highly innovative and effective rehabilitation solutions.
What People are Saying:
Darrell is a natural and passionate motivational speaker who is highly skilled clinically. He was very instrumental in several of our championship teams and ensured the safety and health of our athletes.
NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Cyrus D. Jones

Tags: continuing education, injury prevention, massage therapy, stretching

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