Postural Analysis & Functional Assessment: learn to identify areas of weakness and loss of mobility in your client through static and dynamic postural assessment, as well as range of motion and flexibility tests. We will cover some of the most common postural dysfunctions and specific exercise progressions to address them. This workshop provides the foundation and framework of all our other topics, the skills learnt in this section will be utilized throughout the other workshops.
(Please note: this section will need to be completed as an online workshop prior to the weekend workshop. The content will be reviewed with the presenter at the beginning of the weekend workshop)
Core & Pelvis:
Did you know that pelvic stability plays the key role in rehabilitation and prevention of all lower limb injuries? The importance of core and pelvic stability can not be underestimated. From recurring knee injuries, to sacroiliac joint pain or pelvic floor weakness, such a variety of issues can lead back to a weak core and unstable pelvis. Ensure you are training the right part of the body as we examine the most common dysfunctions and the best progressive strengthening programs. We will cover the latest concepts for retraining core stability, tips to activate the glutes and external rotators, and techniques to down-train the muscles of the pelvis that are prone to spasm.
Neck & Shoulder:
While the shoulder girdle has the greatest range of motion of all the joints in the body, this comes at a price on stability, which in turn can lead to injury when there are structural and functional imbalances. Are you using the best shoulder position to ensure your program is not loading the rotator cuff and contributing to the problem? We will cover the most common neck and shoulder injuries and the best progressive strengthening programs to address these dysfunctions to make sure that you are training without risking injury.
Hip, Knee & Ankle:
At some stage in your career you will be faced with a client who has had a torn ACL or meniscus, a sprained ankle, patello-femoral pain, anterior hip impingement, or dropped arches. Learn how to identify areas of weakness and tightness for targeted preventative exercise progressions, as well as the best rehabilitation techniques to bring your client back to optimal function.