Claire Minshull
The University of Bolton


The University of Bolton


26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019


All of the day



Strength & Neuromuscular Conditioning for Rehabilitation – Level 2

An evidence-based comprehensive course that introduces you to the fundamentals of strength and neuromuscular conditioning within rehabilitation settings and takes you right through to learning how harness contemporary scientific principles to optimise your outcomes with patients. Delivered by Dr Claire Minshull, one of the UK’s most highly respected rehabilitation specialists and founder of Get Back to Sport.

Strength training is not bodybuilding. This course is applicable to both upper and lower limb specialists and those who deal with high functioning athletes, older adults with degenerative problems and anyone else in between.


In this course, you will discover the art and science of strength and neuromuscular training. You will:

  • expand your rehabilitation toolbox of exercise prescription
  • understand how you can manipulate exercise programmes for different conditions and get better, faster results
  • learn current scientific techniques to maximise rehabilitation gains for minimal effort
  • learn training techniques that can attenuate performance losses in the injured limb, even when the limb is immobilised in a cast
  • learn the limitations of prescribing 3 sets of 10!
  • understand why older patients should be performing heavy resistance training and how to do this

Who’s it For:

  • Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors & MSK rehabilitation professionals
  • Those involved in exericse prescription
  • Applicable to both upper and lower limb specialists

The full course is delivered in 2 x 2-day courses: Level 1 and Level 2

Level 2


  • Recap of Level 1 material and shared clinical practice
  • Group & practical work in exercise & rehabilitaiton programme design for clinical populations using concepts introduced
  • Detailed evaluation of the scientific literature with clinical application, including:
  • Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: mechanisms, impairments & how to use this to enhance rehabilitation
  • Prehabilitation: definition, intervention types, critical evaluation of its utility & key components that determine its success
  • The Cross-Education effect: how to train the opposite, unjured limb to promote strength gains in the injured limb
  • Non-Concurrent Rehabilitation: the utility and methods of separating strength and endurance rehabilitation exericse to minimise the interference effect and enhance clinical gains for no net cost in time or resources1
  • …and be prepared for some high-intensity exercise in the practical sessions for those willing volunteers