Functional strength and conditioning course updated

Functional strength and conditioning course updated

Functional strength and conditioning course updated

Functional strength and conditioning course updated

Wayne Rodgers discusses the development and benefits of Kinetic Link Training and his comprehensive latest course.

‘Kinetic Link Training—Level One (Functional Strength and Conditioning)’ has recently been updated. What will participants take away from the new course?

It is coming up to 20 years now since the APA first invited me to present my thoughts and share my experiences with respect to functional strength and conditioning.

Over the decades I have loved seeing a steady growth in the number of physiotherapists who embrace the use of exercise and functional movement restoration in the management of a wide spectrum of clients.

Over 1000 physiotherapists around the world have now studied Kinetic Link Training (KLT), live or online, and I am so grateful to have received a huge amount of positive and constructive feedback on how it is changing the way many physiotherapists think about exercise prescription and how KLT is being used in daily clinical life.

Over the past few years, exciting new evidence has been presented and the practical utilisation of functional strength training in my own clinic has been significantly refined.

Keeping in mind the generous feedback from other physiotherapists, the latest research and a desire to simplify and systematise the practical application of KLT, it has been a joy to be able to recently complete a full course update.

The new ‘Kinetic Link Training—Level One’ course is a truly comprehensive professional development program incorporating 18 hours of study.

Participants will be learning a systematic approach to strengthening full-body functional movement, focusing on the efficient restoration and strengthening of integrated natural human movement patterns.

The course teaches participants how to design and deliver exercise programs that aim to improve movement literacy, optimise human biomechanics and assist with recovery in rehabilitation.

The KLT concepts and workouts can also be used to improve general fitness and advance athletic performance.

Participants will enjoy online study in a fantastic multimedia format and be able to download a selection of high-quality PDFs, which are designed to enable the immediate, successful delivery of KLT to clients.

What are the benefits of Kinetic Link Training and how does it relate to rehabilitation and functional strength and conditioning? 

KLT offers many benefits:

  • time-efficient and engaging exercise programs designed for either home-based or facility-based training

  • notable improvements in functional strength, muscle mass, motor control and coordination

  • exercises that can be adapted for both rehab and prehab, allowing for correction and prevention of musculoskeletal imbalances

  • the development of motor skills and exercises that are fully transferable across a wide spectrum of clients

  • precisely designed workouts that can be delivered one-on-one or as group training or circuit classes.

In relation to rehab and functional strength and conditioning, the benefits of KLT are primarily achieved by utilising an integrated approach to human anatomy and biomechanics.

KLT teaches integrated, full-body movement patterns in three dimensions, following myofascial lines and respecting the kinetic link principle.

What is the role of natural human movement patterns in physiotherapy?

An effective exercise program in physiotherapy should deliver all the health-affirming benefits that allow a client to move with ease, efficiency, strength and control.

Wayne Rodgers has recently updated his online functional strength and conditioning course. 

Physiotherapists are ideally taking an approach to strength training that aims to enhance natural human movement patterns.

Exercises taught to clients should improve motor control by utilising simple motions such as push and pull in different directions, combined with a variety of squats and lunges.

The KLT integrated approach to resistance training exercise aims to strengthen entire movement patterns rather than isolating just one muscle or muscle group at a time.

The reductionist model of isolated (robotic) movement training (often performed in gyms) rarely translates well into the freedom of multidirectional functional movement.

Watch a child at play, or an accomplished athlete, and see how the human body was designed to move freely in lots of different directions in a graceful, integrated manner.

Who would benefit most from attending this course?

Any physiotherapist who is utilising exercise programs as an integral part of client management will benefit from the ‘Kinetic Link Training—Level One’ course.

More specifically, any therapist who is looking for a fresh, innovative and systematic approach to functional strength training and movement restoration will benefit from this professional development offering.

While the course has a sports/musculoskeletal bias, I have also taught many physiotherapists working in neurology, paediatrics and cardiac rehab who have benefited from studying the KLT concepts, exercises and complete full-body workouts.

‘Kinetic Link Training—Level One (Functional Strength and Conditioning)’, presented by Wayne Rodgers, is available online. Click here for more information.

>> Wayne Rodgers is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience. Wayne has been a sports physiotherapist for several national and international sports teams, including the Australian national netball team. He has a special interest in the effective utilisation of functional strength training within physiotherapy practice.


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