Strength, Conditioning & Exercise Prescription - Fundamentals For Therapists

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 100 hours

Course details

  • Begin your learning immediately, through our online platform
  • Over 100 lessons which you can pause, rewind and replay
  • Safely and effectively apply the principles of exercise prescription to clinical populations
  • Comprehensive range of study materials
  • Fully evidence-based approach
  • Consistently rated 5 star by healthcare professionals

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If you've checked over the course info, but still have some questions, please get in touch via our contact form, or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

One reason that Breeze Academy stands out amongst health and wellness education providers, is our commitment to making education accessible to as many people as possible.

We can do this, through harnessing the very best of our online platform, reducing the need to attend multiple days of face to face lessons, saving our learners £££'s in travel and time away from work. However, we also travel the globe to bring our face to face content to your doorstep.

So, if you have a space that could accommodate up to 15 people, please get in touch and we can get a course booked in at your place of work! Reach out via our contact form, or on [email protected] (we respond to all queries, usually within the hour).

  • Want to gain a thorough understanding of Strength and Conditioning?
  • Want to gain confidence in getting under the bar?
  • Looking to make evidence based, person-specific rehab programmes for your clients?

This course will prepare Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Personal Trainers to effectively test, evaluate and prescribe appropriate exercises to enhance the physical capabilities of patients, using the principles of exercise prescription embedded within strength and conditioning.

You will gain confidence in your own technique, and how to effectively coach clients in their therapy-orientated exercise rehab, and apply the principles of exercise prescription without relying on expensive equipment that is not often available to all healthcare professionals or patients.

Our hybrid approach to this course, allows you to digest theory in your own time, via our online platform that has over 100 lessons. Then, develop your practical skills of strength and conditioning techniques and coaching via the face to face one day workshop.

The course was written by Dr. Michael Kelly, a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • Understand what exercise, physical activity, and strength and conditioning are, how they can be used to effectively prescribe exercise and how this can be done in a safe and effective manner.
  • Gain confidence in your own strength and conditioning techniques, to feel comfortable 'under the bar'.
  • Understand and implement the principles of strength, conditioning and exercise prescription to develop the physical capabilities of patients.
  • Through an evidence based approach, conduct a needs analyses and use the findings to effectively prescribe and monitor tailored exercises and exercise programmes to successfully develop the physical capabilities of patients.
  • Describe, conduct, demonstrate and coach key exercises, such as the squat and its variations, to ensure safe and effective utilisation with patients.
  • Analyse and provide corrections, regressions and progressions of the key exercises in order to tailor feedback for patients so that they conduct exercises in a safe and effective manner.
  • Improve your confidence in applying the principles of exercise prescription for all patients without relying on expensive or complicated gym equipment which is not often available to most healthcare professionals.

You will receive a fully evidence-based approach to the implementation of strength, conditioning and exercise prescription. You will be provided with a comprehensive range of study materials, including lectures, videos, journals, and case studies that span over 100 non-live online lessons. All of the materials will be used to support your understanding of:

  • The definitions and applications of power, strength, exercise prescription
  • Contraindications, precautions and benefits of exercise prescription
  • Principles, rules and laws in the world of strength & conditioning and exercise prescription
  • Coaching techniques and demonstrations of core exercises
  • Progression and regression of rehab programmes
  • Needs analysis
  • Dynamic correspondance

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to safely prescribe exercise in an effective, evidence-based manner, tailored to your patients.

  • The benefits of exercise and why we exercise
  • Precautions and contraindications
  • The principles of exercise prescription
  • How to use needs analyses, assessment and evidence, to prescribe exercise
  • How to choose appropriate exercises for your patients
  • How to coach, progress, regress and manage exercises for your patients
  • How to manage dosage to develop physical capabilities such as strength, power and hypertrophy
  • How to develop and manage exercise programmes for your patients

This course is designed for healthcare and exercise professionals, or those nearing graduation, who need to develop their ability to prescribe exercise, using an evidence-based approach, and enhance the physical capabilities of their patients.

Not only will you be more confident getting under the bar, but you will feel comfortable to prescribe and coach the core principles of strength, conditioning and exercise prescription. You will be able to harness the evidence base to provide unique, tailor made exercise schedules for your clients to help them in their rehab journey.

If you know that your knowledge or application of theory to clinical populations could be strengthened (pun firmly intended), then this course is for you!

Unique Blend of Online & Face To Face

Carefully curated online content, both before and after the face-to-face component, allows you to access high quality education whenever and wherever you want, helping to reduce accommodation costs for those of you needing to travel to the face-to-face component, whilst also providing you the option to revisit learning in a much more meaningful and engaging format.

Fully Evidence-Based Approach

Expert research knowledge is combined with practical, clinically relevant teaching to ensure you receive a fully evidence-based approach to exercise prescription. This course has clinical reasoning at the heart of delivery, making sure that you’re able to make fully justified and reasoned decision about how to prescribe exercise.

You will need to be a healthcare or exercise professional, or in the final year of training to become a regulated healthcare professional.

Meet your tutor

Dr. Michael Kelly

Dr. Michael Kelly

Qualifications
  • PhD, Exercise Referral, Northumbria University
  • PGCert, Teaching & Learning in Professional Practice, Northumbria University
  • PGCert, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • MSc, Physiotherapy, Northumbria University
  • MSc, Sport and Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning pathway), Sheffield Hallam University
  • BSc (Hons), Sport & Exercise Science with Management, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Achievements
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA
I am an MSK physiotherapist by background, and currently a Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy programme lead, and fellow of the Higher Education Academy...
More about Michael

Agenda

Online learning prior to face-to-faceOnline

You will be provided with a comprehensive range of study materials, including lectures, videos, journals, and case studies that span over 100 non-live online lessons. All of the materials will be used to support your understanding of:

  • The definitions and applications of Power, Strength, Exercise prescription
  • Contraindications, precautions and benefits of Exercise prescription
  • Principles, rules and laws in the world of S + C and exercise prescription
  • Coaching techniques and demonstrations of core exercises
  • Progression and regression of rehab programmes
  • Needs analysis
  • Dynamic correspondance

Face-to-face training

Here, you will put the theory into practice.

  • We will get you under the bar, improving your own technique whilst developing your coaching skills to correct exercise execution.
  • You will consider the use of warmups, and how to tailor these to specific rehab protocols.
  • We will use case studies to bring theoretical principles to life, allowing you to clinically reason a rehab programme, no matter the end-goal.
  • We will conduct needs analyses, the corner stone of exercise prescription, to assess strength and power, and then develop tailor made programmes for your clinical population.
  • Develop your progression and regression assessment and implementation skills

This will be a very practically driven day, based on applying theory into practice, through exercise, coaching and fun!

Course bookings

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Plymouth University

4th Feb 2023 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)

£250.00Plymouth University