In this fascinating 90min interview, Kit Laughlin talks about his experience in the field of Stretching & Flexibility.
Kit has written 3 books, travels the world teaching workshops, and at age 64 his knowledge of the body is extensive. Of particular interest was his explanation of the mind-body connection as it relates to flexibility.
This interview is not to be missed by Yogis, Gymnasts, Dancers, Pole Dancers, Handbalancers, and Acrobats of all kinds.
You can find more information about Kit at his website stretchtherapy.net
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Kit developed Stretch Therapy over the last 30 years and he presents workshops world-wide in these techniques.
Kit has written three best-selling books about Stretch Therapy, Overcome Neck & Back Pain (for injury rehabilitation, now in its 4th Edition), Stretching & Flexibility (for performance enhancement, well being, and injury prevention, now in its 2nd edition), and Stretching & Pregnancy, 2nd edition (intended for prepartum and postpartum women), and numerous DVDs, videos and many articles.
Kit teaches Stretch Therapy to practitioners of Chiropractic and Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, medicine, Yoga, Pilates and Massage Therapy and to people everywhere who want to rehabilitate or avoid injury, enhance performance or maximise wellbeing, in Australia and around the world.
He was awarded a Master of Letters degree by the Science Faculty of the Australian National University in Canberra (1992) and was granted an Australian Postgraduate Research Award (1993–96) for Ph.D. research, where back pain was the main case study. This research led directly to his first book, Overcome Neck & Back Pain.
What is Stretch Therapy?
Stretch Therapy (ST) is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascial remodelling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation. The goals are grace and ease, and this is experienced as enhanced awareness and elegance in movement.
Applications of the ST approach span rehabilitation of specific physical problems, through development of more efficient alignment and movement patterns, all the way to improvement of elite athletic performance. Everyone will find themselves somewhere on this continuum!
We say that ST is a safe, yet extremely efficient, way to improve your flexibility, but that’s only a convenient way to open the dialogue. As one starts to work with the body, new needs will be uncovered and you will find yourself pulling on one of the many strands of the ST approach. Everyone’s path is unique, and our approaches reflect this reality.
ST is practised by thousands of people worldwide, and is suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.