Functional Strength: An Updated Approach to Exercising our Patients

Come learn a fresh approach to strengthening your patients! This course will teach you to look at movement dysfunctions through an entirely new lens, and explain the specific reasoning behind why we use the exercises we do. We’ll also dive deep into the concepts of force couples, muscle slings, and functional/dysfunctional movement patterns. At the end of the weekend, you’ll leave with the ability to customize functional strengthening programs that address your patients’ goals as well as modifications and progressions for specific patients and populations. Your patients will feel and see immediate results, improving their compliance, understanding and overall fun during treatment!

 

As with all our courses, this course is mostly hands-on lab. Please note participants will not be required to perform all the exercises demonstrated in the course.

Come learn a fresh approach to strengthening your patients! This course will teach you to look at movement dysfunctions through an entirely new lens, and explain the specific reasoning behind why we use the exercises we do. We’ll also dive deep into the concepts of force couples, muscle slings, and functional/dysfunctional movement patterns. At the end of the weekend, you’ll leave with the ability to customize functional strengthening programs that address your patients’ goals as well as modifications and progressions for specific patients and populations. Your patients will feel and see immediate results, improving their compliance, understanding and overall fun during treatment!

 

As with all our courses, this course is mostly hands-on lab. Please note participants will not be required to perform all the exercises demonstrated in the course.

Sat 13 Apr 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Stuart Orr

  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 13 April 2024 - Sunday, 14 April 2024

09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT (2 days)

  • Live Hybrid
Presented by
Stuart Orr
  • $600.00 incl. Tax

Sat 13 Apr 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Live Hybrid

Stuart Orr

  • $600.00 incl. Tax
Limited places

Sat 13 Apr 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax
Register8 places remaining

Saturday, 13 April 2024 - Sunday, 14 April 2024

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Stuart Orr
  • $650.00 incl. Tax
Register8 places remaining
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Sat 13 Apr 2024

2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

OH - Toledo

Great Lakes Seminars
2768 Centennial Rd.
Toledo OH 43617
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax
Register8 places remaining

Sat 8 Jun 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

VA - Norfolk

Sentara Therapy Center Orthopedics and Sports Performance
6201 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk VA 23502
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 8 June 2024 - Sunday, 9 June 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Stuart Orr
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 8 Jun 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

VA - Norfolk

Sentara Therapy Center Orthopedics and Sports Performance
6201 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk VA 23502
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Manasquan

Atlantic Physical Therapy Center - Manasquan
2414 Highway 34
Manasquan NJ 08736
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Saturday, 2 November 2024 - Sunday, 3 November 2024

08:00 AM - 05:30 PM (2 days)

Presented by
Stuart Orr
  • $650.00 incl. Tax

Sat 2 Nov 2024

2 days, 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

NJ - Manasquan

Atlantic Physical Therapy Center - Manasquan
2414 Highway 34
Manasquan NJ 08736
United States

Stuart Orr

  • $650.00 incl. Tax

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Given a case study, assess functional weakness in a patient using the four pathological barriers to ideal/optimal movement
  • Perform an assessment of a dysfunctional movement pattern and specifically identify 2 primary and 1-2 secondary compensatory movements occurring due to weakness and/or pain
  • ​Accurately justify the use of functional strength testing versus manual muscle testing when assessing a patient
  • Properly exhibit and/or correctly perform 4 exercises using a functional approach to muscle activity
  • Correctly state the rationale for an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk
  • Properly execute an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk
  • Correctly apply force couples, synergies, and muscle slings to the body to address function-specific strength deficits
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive functional exercise program, progressing from basic to advanced levels for patients

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Given a case study, assess functional weakness in a patient using the four pathological barriers to ideal/optimal movement
  • Perform an assessment of a dysfunctional movement pattern and specifically identify 2 primary and 1-2 secondary compensatory movements occurring due to weakness and/or pain
  • ​Accurately justify the use of functional strength testing versus manual muscle testing when assessing a patient
  • Properly exhibit and/or correctly perform 4 exercises using a functional approach to muscle activity
  • Correctly state the rationale for an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk
  • Properly execute an in-depth functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk
  • Correctly apply force couples, synergies, and muscle slings to the body to address function-specific strength deficits
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive functional exercise program, progressing from basic to advanced levels for patients

Saturday


7:30am
Doors Open
8:00am
Lecture: Introduction, Strength Principles, Action vs Function, Patterns, Couples and Synergies
10:15am
Lecture: Movement Dysfunction, Compensation, Assessment, and Exercise Selection
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Fundamentals and Rolling Patterns
3:15pm
Lab: Functional Exercises for the Upper Extremity
5:00pm
Review and Questions
5:30pm
Adjourn

Sunday


7:30pm
Doors Open
8:00am
Review and Evident-Based Literature Review
8:30am
Lab: Functional Exercises for the Upper Extremity
10:15am
Lab: Functional Exercises for the Lower Extremity
12:00pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm
Lab: Functional Exercises for the Lower Extremity
3:15pm
Lab: Sport-Specific Functional Exercises
4:00pm
Review Session and Group Activity Case Studies
5:00pm
Adjourn

Course Instructors

Stuart Orr

BS, PTA, NSCA-CPT, CWcHP

Stuart Orr graduated from Pennsylvania State University earning his AS in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1999. In 2006 he earned his BS in Marketing and Management from Pennsylvania State University. Stuart holds certifications as an exercise specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT), Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluator and Workers Compensation Healthcare Provider. Stuart is ongoing in post graduate continuing education to develop his clinical and manual skills, yet also has found a passion for teaching other healthcare professionals as an assistant instructor with Great Lakes Seminars since 2003. Stuart has more than 12 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience & has worked extensively within the worker’s compensation field assisting the injured worker in getting back to the labor force. Stuart is currently a regional director of Work Hardening/Conditioning for ATI Physical Therapy for PA/Northern DE.

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