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Passive Stretching – Couch Based Stretching

Online Course

Fully Online short course in Couch Based Passive stretching

Our accredited Online short course focuses on clinical application of Passive couch based stretching within a treatment environment.

This short course will review theory related to a range of stretching techniques, and focus will be drawn to passive static and PNF stretching for use within treatment and home care activities. 

Open to Sports Massage Therapists at Level 3 or above, along with Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitator as continued professional development.

This course covers theory and practical elements.

Accredited by the FHT and the STO and provides 8 CPD points / hours.

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Couch Based Stretching Online


 Online course – Study at your own time and pace

Introductory Course Price = £105

Introductory New Course discount = 10% when purchased before 1st July 2024.

Use Code: PS10


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Couch Based Stretching Online

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About the course

Online Course Design

This course is taught using a hands-on approach, therefore after reviewing theory, you will be review and practise a range of passive stretching techniques that can be used within treatment, at the end of treatment or as a stand alone treatment. 

The fully online course design means that you can review each lesson as often as you would like to and you gain lifetime access to the online platform. 

Theory content is delivered within a video format, along with practical demonstrations. 

You can send a message from the online platform with any questions that you have during your study, or you can email questions. 


Accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Therapy Organisation. Insurable with the FHT, STO, Balens and BGI.


Overview of Course

  • Introduction to stretching modalities
  • Use of stretching techniques within treatment and benefits of couch based stretching
  • Differences in stretching modalities such as active, passive and PNF stretching, and benefits of each
  • Application of stretching techniques to clinical treatment
  • Over 20 different video demonstrations of a range of Passive static and Passive PNF stretching within a clinical setting using a range of stretching techniques 
  • Short online assessment to check learning
  • Pdf copy of course completion certificate detailing CPD hours
  • Unlimited access to course material and access to the Online course.  

Entry Requirements & background

Course applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and must hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Sports Massage Therapy or similar. Applicants should have also been practising Massage Therapy for a period of time prior to enrolling on this course. 

Also open to Sports Therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Rehabilitation Professionals etc. 

This course will expand on massage treatment knowledge, and will develop the use of couch based passive stretching within treatment. 

On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate effective use and application of couch based passive stretching for use within treatment. 

Cancellation policy

Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.

Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training. By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

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Find out more or have a question?

Luke H - Gloucester

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma 

Had a great time on both the level 3 & 4 sports massage course with Dawn. Great facilities and I found the relaxed atmosphere excellent for my learning needs. A good mix of solid practical time and the necessary anatomy study that is required. My confidence and business has grown beyond belief since doing these courses and I will be forever grateful for the help and support provided.

Jamie S - Reading

Combined Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Diploma

A great, intense course.
It’s amazing how much I learnt about the body and massage techniques in such a short period of time.

Chris B - Marlborough

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Dawn’s well run course has proved highly beneficial to my career, enhancing my knowledge of the anatomy and gaining highly beneficial new skills. Along with the qualifications gained this has better equipped me in my role within the health & fitness industry and allowed me to expand my services to both existing and new clients. Dawn is a very personable professional, which makes for an enjoyable way to learn.

Laura R - Swindon

Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage 

The level 4 remedial and sports massage has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have been on. The leap from level 3 to 4 was difficult yet Dawn made it engaging with a mixture of practical and theory work with a variety of tasks to keep us on our toes. The tasks where made to be creative getting us to think outside the box. Strongly recommended for any one who wants to advance their skills and knowledge in sports massage therapy.

Tom F - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the way it combined all the relevant theory and practical work, without becoming tedious suited my learning style. I honestly don’t have any negatives. Dawn, Katie & Louise were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and everyone had fun as well as learning. Originally I wasn’t keen on completing so many case studies, but as you gain experience and see the changes and results in the clients, then you realise how important they are and it really helps to build your confidence.

Laura S - Gloucester

I’ve done Level 4 Sports Massage, Level 5 Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations, and Science of Stretching with Core Elements. Core Elements are amazing, friendly and really know their stuff. I’ve already booked on to do another course! I’ve highly recommended Core Elements to friends and family – Keep up the fantastic courses Dawn. If you are looking to further develop yourself, skills, tools, knowledge, Core Elements is the place to go.

Sarah W - Swindon

I have done several courses with Core Elements. Fantastic knowledge coupled with the practical experience Dawn and her trainers have, makes the training here second to none. I would highly recommend this learning experience . Well worth the investment.

Darren W - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Thank you for what has been an amazing experience.
I have loved every minute of the course and am so excited to embark on my new career as a sports therapist.
It really has provided me with the spring board that I needed.

Jessie S - Bristol

Level 3 Sports Massage 
I really enjoyed the course and thought it was very comprehensive and professional.
Thank you