Testimonial

Classes are packed full of evidence-based information delivered in an organized format

“Chloë is an expert in her field. Her extensive knowledge of the athlete, in conjunction with being up-to-date, makes her courses invaluable. Her classes are packed full of evidence-based information delivered in an organized format. When implemented in the clinical setting, her approaches produce excellent results. I highly recommend Chloë, and I continue to benefit from her continuing education courses.”
Darcy Cook, MSPT, Traveling Physical Therapist with USSA Snowboard Team.


 

Courses available :

Mechanotherapy: Tissue repair through exercises

As physical & massage therapists, coaches and trainers, mechanotherapy is at the heart of what we do, but do we understand why? All forms of our practice rely on some aspect of mechanotherapy to achieve the desired, and in some cases, undesired effects. Especially with Rehabilitation or even Prehabilitation we prescribe exercises to promote tissue repair.
Outline:
So how precisely does exercise promote tissue healing?
The three phases of healing.
Setting up the exercises.
Prehab exercises for winter sports.

Myofascial Sling Training for Performance

This course is geared towards kinesitherapists, physical therapists, coaches, trainers, recreational & elite athletes. We will present a training system to increase efficiency of athletic movement, correction of pathomechanics, effective muscle sequencing and create a stronger inner core and outer units through sling training.
Outline:
The process: Rehab, Prehab, Elite performance.
Functional anatomy of the core.
Dissociation
Sling training principles for performance.
The theory behind X-tubing
Sling training checklist
Exercise progression

Hamstrings Training for Performance

Hamstrings injuries are a major concern for sport therapists, coaches, trainers and the athletes. They are the most common soft tissue injury in the athletic world. The reasons for suffering a hamstring injury, or recurrence are multifactorial.
Outline:
Risk factors
How the risk factors stack-up
Predisposing factors
Testing (for health professionals)
Rational for exercise selection

Proximal Hamstrings tendinopathy: a pain in the bum

Lots of things in life can cause a nagging ‘pain in the rear’, but none like proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). Athletes may not recall a precipitating incident and often can’t even specify when the pain began. They only know that running makes it hurt.
Outline:
Function
Diagnosing a proximal hamstring injury.
Tendinopathy – what is it?
Eccentric exercises

Advanced Athletic Conditioning: Prehabilitation and Performance

Muscle balance, power, strength, mobility, elasticity and recovery: Prehab.
Prehab techniques for stronger athletes.
Tissue tolerance versus You
Tendon versus LOAD
How to gain hip power and mobility

Running – Gait Analysis Workshop Level 1 & 2

Maximize your technical skills in running biomechanics, recognize and correct faulty movement patterns to reduce the risk of recurring injuries and/or to increase performance. Learn how to test, evaluate and prescribe drills and specific exercises to enhance performance. Come and learn new progressive techniques to evaluate the athlete. Latest research in optimal biomechanics for runners.
Outline Level 1:
Intrinsic and extrinsic factors that may contribute to running injuries.
The running cycles: the stance and float phase.
Running stride
Analysis of running joint mechanics
Runner’s faulty mechanics: spot the weakness and set it right.
How to prevent Hamstrings injuries in runners.
Priority training for runners.
Muscle – Tendon Complex and benefits of free recoil energy for runners.
Outline Level 2:
Speed Analysis
Advanced analysis and performance techniques for: Flat – Uphill – Downhill.
Differences between Trail & Road running techniques & physical demands.
Runners knee evaluation & Single  leg squat assessment.
Stages of running injuries
Myofascial training for Runners
Breathing

The Achilles Heel of Sports Injury: Tendinopathy

Forces versus load
Stages that lead to tendinopathy
Factors that may predispose to Achilles Tendinopathy.
Anatomical & physiological aspect of the Achilles
Evident base treatment options
The recommended protocol
Prehabilitation and exercises

Prehab techniques for stronger athletes

This workshop is designed to enhance athletic training techniques when working with the active individuals and athletes.
Outline:
Creating muscle balance, strength, mobility, elasticity and recovery.
Needs of athletes.
Injury prevention for sports specific.
Tissue tolerance
Prehab routine; exercises and stretches.

Lumbopelvic training for functional strength

This progressive workshop will add a new dimension to your core training knowledge. Learn to assess, train and build lumbopelvic stability, including training the myofascial slings! This workshop is filled with innovative exercises including systematic strengthening progression to a more functional, powerful body (floor, medicine ball, thera-band, body ball).

Upper body posture & shoulder strength

How to restore hyper-kyphosis posture and build high-level shoulder strength for the active individual. Critical information for proper implementation of rehab programs, and post-rehab programs with athletes, active individuals with shoulder injuries and major weaknesses.
Outline:
Upper back posture and injury chain reaction.
Effects of structural changes
Techniques to improve thoracic mobility.
Exercises and stretches to increase thoracic extension.
Seven shoulder movement direction and how to train them.
Common mistakes
Guidelines for programming.

Functional Anatomy Courses (3 Levels)

The best functional core for performance – How does it work?
Sacroiliac joint – Force closure versus form closure.
The truth about low-back pain
Fatigue factor versus endurance: Aerobic fitness and specific hamstring endurance.
Common pathomechanics in athletes.

Athletic Prehab & Rehab : Shoulder, hip and lower leg

How to gain hip power and mobility
Prehab for the lower legs: effective techniques designed for runners
Shoulder renovation and sports performance

A new take on Gluteus Medius for performance – Biomechanics
Why therapists need to understand & progress their interpretation of gluteus medius weakness
Outline:
What Gluteus Medius really does?
How to assess gluteus medius

Single leg assessment prompt sheet: musculoskeletal issues, observed compensations, corrective measures.
Rehab & Prehab exercises

Knee rehab & prehab
A body area that many injured athletes / recreational active population can relate to – Specific for trainers, coaches, therapists and exercise professionals with progressive exercise selection for successful rehab/prehab.
Outline:
What is being rehabilitated?
When to do these exercises and the objective of each.
Progression and exercise selection: over half a dozen of healing exercises.

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