The Performance Matrix
MOVEMENT EFFICIENCY FOR A LIFETIME

the focus series:

Neck and Shoulder

Take Movement Optimisation to the next level with a focus on designing, implementing and adapting retraining strategies for neck, upper back, shoulder and arm weak links.

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What's in it for me?

'I have always found the neck and shoulder problem areas...now I have strategies to retrain the faults I see'

Designed to enable you to have an in-depth knowledge to manage effectively weak links at the low back and pelvis. Loads of practical application will give you the know how to design and implement training strategies to optimise movement.

Taking Anatomy into Function

COURSE CONTENT 

  • Practical application of the design and implementation of training strategies to fix weak links at the neck, upper back, shoulder and arm
  • Linking uncontrolled movement to functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Alignment and posture and how these are influenced by weak links
  • Mastering the identification of uncontrolled movements at the upper back, shoulder and arm
  • Learning clear and applicable strategies to optimise scapular orientation
  • Functional anatomy: what muscles do, understanding which muscle to target to fix weak links 
  • Strategies to regain control of strength and speed weak links (both controlling the weak link and targeting specific muscles). These high threshold recruitment strategies will include the use of speed and unstable bases to optimise control
  • Strategies to regain control of alignment and coordination weak links (both controlling the weak link and targeting specific muscles).  These low threshold recruitment strategies will focus on regaining motor control and will include facilitation strategies, cuing and encouraging mindful movement
  • Adapting repertoire to target the specific movement fault
  • Taking it into function
  • Indications, contra-indications and precautions of common dysfunctions encountered in the Studio

 

 

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Audience

The courses is suitable for sports, exercise and medical professionals including:

  • Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and other medical professionals
  • Sports Therapists & rehabilitation professionals
  • Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors
  • Pilates Instructors
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Exercise and Sports Scientists / Physiologists
  • Sports Coaches and Managers
  • Occupational Health Workers
  • Performing Artists

 

Participants MUST be able to demonstrate that the course material is within their scope of practice and that they have appropriate professional liability insurance to cover them for their attendance on the course and their course content.

Learning Outcomes

Following this module the students should be able to:

  • Design a retraining strategy based on the profile report
  • From the profile report and discussion of client goals plan a personalised training programme
  • Implement a client specific retraining programme based on the site, direction and threshold (alignment & coordination or strength and speed) of uncontrolled movement of the upper back, shoulder and arm
  • Understand functional anatomy in relation to weak links at the upper back, shoulder and arm, and posture and alignment

Programme Outline


  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics of the neck, upper back, shoulder and arm
  • Alignment and posture of the neck, upper back, shoulder and arm muscle function and classification at the lower back and pelvis (global stability muscle system and global mobility muscle system)
  • Strategies to regain control of strength and speed weak links (both controlling the weak link and targeting specific muscles) - to include the use of speed and unstable bases to optimise control
  • Strategies to regain control of alignment and coordination weak links (both controlling the weak link and targeting specific muscles).  To include facilitation strategies, cuing and encouraging mindful movement
  • What about the core!
  • Functional integration
  • Indications, contra-indications and precautions of common dysfunctions encountered in the Pilates Studio/exercise studio


Course Requirements
and pre-course preparation

An understanding of anatomy and physiology is strongly recommended for these courses.

Working knowledge of The Performance Matrix Movement and Performance Screen

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