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Announcing the 1st Annual Champion Spring Seminar!

I am really excited to announce that we will be holding the 1st Annual Champion PT and Performance Spring Seminar on Saturday June 6th, 2015!  We’ve been planning this out for several months and know it’s going to be a great opportunity to come to Champion and learn about our system  of integrated rehab and performance.

 

Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

1st Annual Champion Spring Seminar

The 1st Annual Champion Spring Seminar is a 1-day seminar designed to overview the Champion system of integrated rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance training for physical therapists, personal trainers, strength coaches and other rehabilitation and fitness specialists.  The seminar will include live lectures and hands-on sessions from the entire team at Champion.

At Champion, we believe in developing complete performance, no matter what “performance” means to you.  All of our programs are designed to focus on all aspects of human and athletic performance development, combining mobility, strength, power, endurance, speed, and agility into one complete program.  Personal trainers, strength coaches, and other fitness specialists will learn the concepts behind the Champion program design system, including how we select, regress, progress, and periodize exercises based on movement patterns to enhance performance.

Do you want to build programs to optimize mobility, develop strength and power, and enhance speed and agility?

 

You’ll learn what goes into the Champion system and be able to improve your rehabilitation, personal training, and sports performance program design immediately.

 

Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists will learn our concepts of movement-based rehabilitation, included strategies to assess movement dysfunctions and prescribe appropriate manual therapy and corrective exercises.  We emphasize a hands-on approach that includes a thorough biomechanical assessment of how the body moves and functions to determine what specific muscle imbalances and movement impairments may be leading to dysfunction or limiting performance.  We then offer an individualized approach that produces amazing results.

Fitness specialists will benefit from learning how we integrate rehabilitation concepts into our programs to develop appropriate self-myofascial release, mobility, and corrective exercise programs.  Likewise, rehabilitation specialists will benefit from learning how we integrate performance training concepts to understand how to integrate appropriate strength and conditioning concepts into advanced rehabilitation programs.

Champion Spring Seminar

 

Champion Seminar

Schedule

Date: Saturday June 6th: 2015 – 7:30 – 5:00; Optional social event that evening.

Location: Champion PT and Performance, 108A Clematis Ave, Waltham, MA 02453

Registration is at 7:30 AM.  The seminar begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

Morning lectures:

  • 7:30 – Registration
  • 8:00 – 8:15: Introduction to the Champion System of Integrated Rehab and Performance – Mike Reinold
  • 8:15 – 9:00: Optimizing Movement – Mike Reinold
  • 9:00 – 9:45: Developing Strength and Power – Rob Sutton
  • 9:45 – 10:00: Break
  • 10:00 – 10:45: Enhancing Speed and Agility – Malcolm Goodridge
  • 10:45 – 11:30: Performance Therapy: Movement-Based Functional Rehabilitation – Lenny Macrina
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Q&A Session

Lunch (On Own) 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Afternoon Hands-On Sessions:

  • 1:00 – 2:00: Assessing and Optimizing Movement (Hands-On Session) – Mike Reinold and Lenny Macrina
  • 2:00 – 3:00: Progressing and Regressing Movement-Based Exercises (Hands-On Session) – Rob Sutton
  • 3:00 – 3:15: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:15: Speed and Agility Drills (Hand-On Session) – Malcolm Goodridge
  • 4:15 – 5:00: Q&A Session

Optional Social Event with speakers at 6:00 PM at Miller’s Ale House, 617 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472 (Food, Beverage, and Transportation on Own)

 

Registration

The normal price for registration is $199.99, however, there is an early-bird discount of $50 – register by May 1st for only $149.99!  Click the button below to register today:

 

 

 

Functional Stability Training of the Core – Live Seminar with Eric Cressey and Myself

It is with great pleasure that Eric Cressey and I are announcing a new live seminar that we are conducting this November.  We will be speaking on a new collaborative system that we are putting together for rehabilitation and performance training, called Functional Stability Training, and how to apply it specifically to the core.  I have been alluding to this over the past year or so in many of my articles and the system is a concept I have been thinking about for a long time.

 

Functional Stability Training

In order to function properly our joints need to be mobile, but control of this mobility is often less than optimal.  Unfortunately, this stabilization is often overlooked in the design or rehabilitation and performance programs.  Traditional program design relies too much on stretching what is tight and strengthening what is weak.  We are missing the boat on stabilization.

Basically, Functional Stability Training is how I approach building my rehabilitation programs for injured people and how Eric and I build corrective exercise progressions for performance training.  It is the integration of physical therapy and performance enhancement training, the integration of exercises and manual techniques, and the integration between mobility, strengthening, and dynamic stabilization.

If you have taken my course at ShoulderSeminar.com or watched Eric and I’s Optimal Shoulder Performance DVD, then you know a little but about the basics of Functional Stability Training as it applies to the shoulder.  We are going to expand on that even more.

 

Functional Stability Training for the Core

This seminar will specifically discuss Functional Stability Training for the Core.  This isn’t the standard exercise progression for the core with sit ups, infomercial gimmicks and medicine ball tosses.  Rather, this is training the core to work the way it was intended to work – to provide stabilization of the trunk while simultaneously moving the extremities during functional activities.

Once you have trained the core to function properly on it’s own, functional exercise positions and progressions can occur.  Far too often we are all guilty of skipping steps or not mastering the basics before moving to advanced progressions.  This will only assure the reinforcement of poor movement patterns and lead to future muscle imbalances.

The progressions discussed are applicable to rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement programs.  For the rehabilitation specialist, the information will help you get away from traditional passive treatments and low back rehab exercise.  For the fitness and performance specialists, the information will help you achieve new progress with your clients to maximize functional and athletic potential.

There are a lot of “core training” programs out there.  Functional Stability Training of the Core is not intended to swamp you with the basics like non-functional anatomy of the spine.  Rather, this program quickly gets into technique and will show you a simplified approach to think about the core based on the TRUE FUNCTION of the core.  Simple, yet highly effective.

The seminar will be held at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA (not too far outside Boston) on Sunday November 20, 2011.

Here is our current agenda:

  • Functional Stability Training – An integrated approach to rehabilitation and performance training – Reinold
  • Recent Advances in Core Performance - Understand the concept of Functional Stability Training for the Core, true function of the spine, and how this impacts injuries, rehab, and training – Reinold
  • Maintaining a Training Effect in Spite of Common Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity Injuries – Outlines the causes and symptoms of several common injuries encountered in the lower extremity, and how to train around these issues to keep clients/athletes fit during rehabilitation – Cressey
  • Understanding and Controlling Extension in Athletes – Looks into the causes of and problems with excessive lumbar extension, anterior pelvic tilt, and rib flairs in athletes – Cressey
  • LAB – Assessing Core Movement Quality:  Understanding where to begin with Functional Stability Training exercises for the core – Reinold
  • LAB – A Dynamic Progression of Core Performance Exercises  – Progression from simple core control to advanced rehab and training techniques – Reinold
  • LAB Understanding and Controlling Extension in Athletes – Progresses on the previous lecture with specific technique and coaching cues for exercises aimed toward those with these common issues – Cressey
  • LAB Advanced Stability: Training Power Outside the Sagittal Plane – Traditional power training programs are predominantly focused on the sagittal plane, but in most athletic endeavors – especially rotational sports – power must be displayed in other planes of motion – Cressey

 

Register Now

You can view more information and register for the seminar at FunctionalStability.com:

 

WARNING:  There are only 50 spots available for this live seminar.  Last seminar that Eric and I conducted, Optimal Shoulder Performance, sold out in just a week.  We fully expect this course to sell out in days.

Boston Sports and Shoulder Symposium 2011

boston shoulder and sport symposium 2011

I will be presenting at this year’s Boston Shoulder and Sports Symposium the first weekend in November.  This is always a great course put on by Alan Curtis, John Richmond, and Mark Steiner of the New England Baptist Hospital.  In addition to myself, there are a ton of other great speakers including Kevin Wilk, Buddy Savoie, Tom Byrd, and John Fulkerson.  The faculty is amazing and it is an honor to be involved.

[box type=”info”]Readers of my website that attend the course will have access to download a link to my talks.  I’ll give you information at the course.[/box]

Below is the course brochure that you can download or go to the New England Baptist Hospital website for more information and to register.  Be sure to grab me and say hello.

  • Download the brochure here
  • Click here for more information and to register

 

 

 

ShoulderSeminar.com – My New Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program Website!

Shoulder Seminar

I am extremely excited to announce my new format and website for my online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder.  I’ve been working on the new enhanced version of the program for the past month and it looks great.  Join me as I walk you through the science behind effectively working with the shoulder through online presentations, journal articles, book chapters, and discussion forums.  Online continuing education is an amazing format to learn and I know you’ll get a ton out of the program.  Visit my new website, ShoulderSeminar.com, to learn more about the Shoulder Online Continuing Education Program, but check out the special offer below first!

Introduction

ShoulderSeminar.com – New Features:

The new website and format allows me to offer several new features that were not present in past versions of this program:

  • No more start and end dates! You now have the ability to register and begin at any time.  The program is still a 7-week long program, but now you can start when it is most convenient to you.  Every 7 days from the moment you sign up you will gain access to new weekly material.
  • CEU Approval! The program has been approved for 21 CEUs from the NATA and APTA (MA State Chapter) and 20 CEUs from the NSCA.  That is a ton of CEUs and those approvals should make it easy for you to submit to other approval boards – I’ll give you everything you need to do so.
  • New website format! The new website is much easier to navigate and will allow greater features for you to maximize your experience.
  • Members Only Forum! Membership to the program also gives you access to an exclusive forum for you to discuss the information presented, ask questions to the group and myself, and present difficult case studies of your patients and clients that you may need help with.
  • Online Access to DVDs! The clinical examination and treatment DVDs are now included in an online format for you to view on the course site.
  • New Bonus Content on Overhead Athletes! I am also including my two latest publications on examination and treatment of the overhead athlete.

Additional Benefits:

You can go to ShoulderSeminar.com and read about all of the great features.  As always, don’t forget some of the original benefits of the program:

  • 24/7 Access Anywhere and Anytime – The ability to log on and learn whenever and wherever you may be.
  • Learn From Home – No travel costs and no time lost on the weekends!  Learn and digest the material in small chunks on a weekly basis rather than sitting through a weekend long seminar.  Apply the information immediately each week.
  • Refer Back Later – All readings and presentation outlines are downloadable for you to keep.

Don’t Take My Word For It

There are a TON of testimonials at ShoulderSeminar.com from the past participants from around the world and across multiple disciplines.  Here are a few of my favorites:

“This course has significantly influenced the way I assess and treat shoulders.  MC. New Zealand

“The ability for me to choose when to study and where I study was huge.” H. Gaston, Jackson, MS

“Mike’s availability throughout the course was more personal and involved than many physically present teachers. Great course!”  Brooks L. Tiller, Hohenwald, TN

“I felt I learned as much if not more here than attending a course.” Kevin P, Manchester NH

SPECIAL OFFER

Actually I have two special offers.  Subscribers to my newsletter received a HUGE $100 off discount and first access to the program over the last couple of weeks.  I’ll give you one more chance to benefit from this on Friday January 28, 2011.  I will send out the special discount code again Friday morning with my weekly wrap-up newsletter.  Subscribe to my newsletter today or tomorrow to get this discount, after that, it is gone!

For those that are reading this late or not interested in subscribing (though why wouldn’t you be???), I have a special offer for you too, join my program by the end of February and enter the coupon code below to receive a great offer of $50 off.

Go to ShoulderSeminar.com to learn more information and join now.

Enter coupon code: FEB50 to receive $50 off.

Please be sure to enter the coupon code, if you do not, you won’t get the discount!

Hope to see you guys on the inside of my new online CEU continuing education program on the Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder!