Dr. Claire Minshull: Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation

Sat Nov 18 2023 at 09:00 am to Sun Nov 19 2023 at 05:30 pm

BodyTime Gym | Amsterdam

Dr. Claire Minshull: Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation What is the Philosophy for Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation

This course is predicated on two basic principles:

Back To Basics

In the current time- and often resource-pressured clinical environments, the basic and fundamental principles that drive adaptation, and thus recovery are often overlooked in favour of current trends in an attempt to achieve optimal patient outcomes as quickly as possible. Often these trends and techniques lack an evidence-base and, or, lack efficacy across multiple patient groups. Here we redress the basics of rehabilitating muscle strength, power and endurance, an important process given that many ‘gold standard’ randomised controlled trials within rehabilitation employ flawed methodologies.

Harnessing the Evidence Base

Many neuromuscular conditioning strategies that have demonstrated efficacy in enhancing conditioning status within sports and athletic performance-based science offer equivalent opportunities within rehabilitating settings. Yet, many of these simple evidence-based strategies are not routinely deployed in normal clinical practice. Here we critique the scientific literature from a rehabilitation perspective and distill it down to provide a toolbox of additional techniques to use with patient groups. Dr. Claire Minshull has a PhD in Exercise Science and Rehab and has more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Who can join Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation?

This course has been delivered Internationally to a range of professionals, clinicians and students within the fields of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy), Sports Medicine, Osteopathy, Strength and Conditioning.

This course is relevant to students and practitioners of physiotherapy/physical therapy, strength and conditioning and allied rehabilitation professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy and those involved in exercise prescription. It will also be applicable to physicians with an interest in exercise-based therapy.

Learning goals for Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation

This course aims to expand your knowledge on the detailed aspects of strength and neuromuscular function and the key principles that drive adaptation and thus recovery.

You will learn immediately deployable skills and techniques to enhance your clinical rehabilitation practice and the subtle, but important changes that can translate into big gains for your patients.

Practical sessions will include programme design and evaluation and assessments.
Components of neuromuscular function/dysfunction
The emergency response: rapidly harnessing harmful joint forces
Understanding strength
Critical evaluation of the contemporary literature
Specificity, overload, progression; the principles of resistance training
Design of rehabilitation to optimise strength gains
Periodisation in rehab
Clinical exercise adaptation
Dose-response prescriptions for true muscle strengthening, AND muscle power interventions, for patients!
You will:
Expand your rehabilitation toolbox of exercise prescription
Understand how to manipulate exercise programmes for different conditions and get better, faster results
Learn training techniques that can attenuate performance losses even when the limb is immobilised in a cast!
Learn the limitations of prescribing 3 sets of 10!
Understand why older patients should be performing heavy resistance training and how to do this

Accreditation for Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation

Accreditation points have been requested for KNGF KRF-NL (algmeen and sports), Keurmerk (SKF), and Pro-Q-Kine (PQK)

Where can you follow Strength and Conditioning for Rehabilitation?

We are proud to work with several partners in the Netherlands and Belgium to deliver this course to you. In Antwerp we are working with Rev. Antwerpen, a state of the art sport physiotherapy facility in the centre of Antwerp. STERKGent is our long standing partner in Gent. A top personal training facility connected to the University of Gent.

In the Netherlands we will offer the course in Amsterdam and Groningen. Our partner in Amsterdam is ArenaFysio, the course will take place at Arena Gym (free parking). Our location and partner in Groningen is het Omnium, a meeting place for elite sports and health care, a state of the art facility with easy parking. To see all our locations and all our dates take a look at the calendar.

Event Venue

BodyTime Gym, Jacob van Lennepkade 245,Amsterdam, Netherlands


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