First Principles of Movement – PREPARE


Please Note: This course has not been submitted for CE approval.
Do not take this course to meet CE requirements. All prices listed are in USD.

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Learn how to:

  • Prepare people for Return to Participation, Play and Performance
  • Perform a 6 part movement prep to assess baseline movement competency and pain tolerance
    1. Sensory-afferent input via the foot
    2. Physiologic “warm-up (heart rate, core body temperature, high-threshold breathing)
    3. Active mobility (hip, shoulder, t-spine, foot/ankle)
    4. Pillar prep (posterior chain & kinetic chain force transfer via the torso)
    5. Special “correctives”
    6. Energy storage & release (i.e. springs & shocks)
  • Gamify constraints-based motor learning (internal vs external cues, problem-solving)
  • Determine technical proficiency to find the “weakest link” (distinguish acceptable vs unacceptable dysfunction)
  • Assess “yellow flags” or over-protection
  • Assess load or under-preparation
  • Identify activity intolerances and a person’s floor current capacity and ceiling required capacity for their demands
  • Create relatedness through motivational interviewing
  • To find the “hardest thing a person does well”

What you will learn:

  • How the inactivity crisis is leading to a disability epidemic and an increasing gap between biological age & chronological
  • Four principles to use as a GPS in finding “Plan B” for rehab & training
    1. Reassurance
    2. Reactivation
    3. Resilence
    4. Variability
  • How to bridge the gap from 
    1. Science to the trenches
    2. Rehab to training
    3. Corrective exercise to load
    4. Current capacity shortfall (e.g.floor) to required capacity (e.g. ceiling or demands)
  • How musculoskeletal pain is a “Gift of Injury” allowing us to promote lifestyle behavior modification that can manage Non-communicable disease (NCD) risk.
  • How “vested interests” and the status quo bias promotes over-detetection (e.g. nocebos), over-diagnosis (tests w/ high false + rates), and over-treatment (surgery, injections, opiates, NSAIDs, passive therapies, “corrective exercise” purgatory)
  • The Precision Profile documentation system for programming
  • How movement preparation is the pre-requisite for athletic development and general physical preparation
  • The continuum from Preparation or readiness to Training to Recovery
  • How to give tangible hope and an achievable plan through a positive experience with movement