Advanced Clinical Rehab for Strength

Date: April 27-28, 2019 
Cost: $395
Speaker: Scotty Butcher, BSc(PT), PhD, ACSM-RCEP, CF-L1

Contact Hours: Approximately 16 Hours
Open To: PT, PTA, Exercise Rehab Professionals

This course will provide an evidenced-based discussion and review of exercise guidelines, present frameworks for incorporating strength assessment and prescription into daily physical therapy practice with a focus on the transition from therapeutic exercise to exercise training, and describe the evidence for long term training adaptations for healthy, recreationally active, and clinical populations. With a primarily practical component, therapists will learn appropriate rationale and techniques for integrating major movement patterns into their therapeutic exercise programs and appropriate coaching methods and cues for assessing and teaching squatting, deadlifting, and pressing patterns. Finally, select conditioning methods and techniques will be taught and integrated into the programming frameworks.

2 Day – Modules 2 and 4 (tailored to the generalist therapist)

Module 2: Clinical Resistance Training Theory

Understanding the importance of ‘strength’ training in rehab populations:

  • Applications to health and functional performance
  • Strength vs. aerobic training – pros and cons

Strength training “Myths and Truths”:

  • If you don’t lift heavy with ADLs, you don’t need to train heavy
  • Isolated core training is best for LBP rehab/prevention
  • Deadlifts are bad for your back
  • Deep squats are bad for your knees
  • Never squat with your knees past your toes

Resistance training methodology, prescription, and periodization

Module 4: Practical Strength Sessions (tailored to the specific course content)

Practical session:

  • Integrating strength training techniques into rehabilitation
  • Application and assessment of major lifts
  • Major lifts introduction, applications, and modifications
  • Use of various strength implements
  • Incorporating conditioning through multi-modal training
  • Clinical applications

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