Is your Therapist Licensed or Certified?
Physical Therapists, Chiropractors & Massage Therapists are Licensed to perform Manual Therapy - & STRETCH Therapy IS a form of Manual Therapy.
A Licensure is a grant of legal authority to practice a profession. It defines the tasks of the profession & provides that the tasks of the profession & provides that these tasks may be legally performed ONLY by those who are Licensed.
A Certification is granted by an organization & is not regulated by any outside entity.
So a License prohibits anyone from practicing the profession who is not Licensed, regardless of whether or not the individual has been Certified by a private organization.
While a Licensure usually requires months to years of education & passing a Licensure Examination as well as yearly continuing education, a Certification usually only requires only 2-5 days to obtain & rarely requires any further education.
Anyone performing STRETCH Therapy or working on your muscle, fascia or joints should be Licensed to perform these tasks. Don’t trust your body to a non-Licensed person.