Functional Therapeutic Movement Course


About: This is NOT just another exercise course about sets and reps! It is about applying movement and exercise to people in pain.

Exercise and movement are fantastic tools to help our patients but the complexity and uncertainty often present in clinical practice can make its application tough especially with painful problems!

What’s the best exercise? Will my patients enjoy or even do it? What if I underload, overload or even make them worse? What does the evidence say I should do? How do I communicate this with my patients?

Couple this with many of the current concepts in exercise & fitness simply not applying well to people in pain and this can be frustrating for therapists and patients alike.

The amount of information out there on this subject can be overwhelming, confusing and time consuming to process and we need to learn how to cut through the noise quickly to get to what really matters to help our patients.

Functional therapeutic movement enables you to navigate this uncertain environment by guiding you in making sense of the evidence around exercise and its application, in a way that will practically apply to your patients in clinic straight away.

Course Schedule

Day 1

9 a.m. – Intro and key course concepts
10 a.m. – Introduction to research. Key concepts & statistics
10:45 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. – Pain & exercise. How does it help/not help?
11:45 a.m. – What do you want exercise/movement to do? Clinical reasoning tool
12:30 m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Specific or non specific approach to exercise/movement?
2:15 p.m. – Practical movement class - Creating a movement experience
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Exercise dosing - the secret to success
4 p.m. - Psychologically informed practice & clinical conversations
5 p.m. – Finish

Day 2 - Back pain

9 a.m. – Understanding lower back pain
10:30 a.m. – Serious (red flags), specific & non specific back pain. What's the difference?
11 a.m. – break
11:15 a.m. - Back pain assessment workshop (Subj & obj)
12:30 a.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Treatment (Advice & education and exercise workshop)
3 p.m. –Designing effective rehab programs for LBP
4 p.m. – Close

Credit: 16 CEUs

Cost: $525

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: IRG Physical & Hand Therapy - Gateway | 4220 132nd ST SE, Suite 101, Mill Creek, WA 98012

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