Strength and conditioning for therapists


Claire Minshull
The Masterclass, Belgium


The Masterclass, Belgium
Beveren Waas


12 Nov 2020


All of the day



The Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning for Rehabilitation

A 1-Day Strength and Conditioning Course for Therapists

In the current time- and often resource-pressured clinical environments, the basic and fundamental principles that drive adaptation, and recovery are often overlooked in favour of current trends in an attempt to achieve optimal patient outcomes as quickly as possible. Often these trends and techniques lack an
evidence-base and, or, lack efficacy across multiple patient groups. Here we redress the fundamentally important, and scientifically robust concepts of rehabilitating muscle strength, power and endurance

Delivered by Dr Claire Minshull, one of the UK’s most highly respected rehabilitation specialists and founder of Get Back to Sport.

The fundamentals of strength and conditioning for rehabilitation 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 strength and conditioning for rehabilitation course, you will:

  • understand the important differences between muscle strength and muscle power & their relative importance in function & performance
  • learn the limitations of prescribing 3 sets of 10!
  • understand how you can manipulate exercise programmes for different conditions and get better, faster results
  • expand your rehabilitation toolbox of exercise prescription

Who’s it For:

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

This is a 1 day course

Strength and Conditioning Topics:

  • Indices of neuromuscular performance & dynamic joint stability (strength, rate of force development etc).
  • Terminology and definitions of
  • Efficacy of rehabilitation and conditioning interventions – for example what ‘is’ strength and thus how to optimally train it
  • The hierarchy of importance of strength & power on dynamic joint stability
  • The principles of specificity, overload & progression & critical evaluation of rehabilitation and conditioning literature
  • Implementation the principles of specificity, overload & progression into rehabilitation programmes
  • Group practcal work including: design of progressive strength-focussed and separate power-focussed rehabilitation interventions for specific clinical case studies.
  • Dose-response prescriptions for true muscle strengthening, OR muscle power interventions with progressions and regressions to accommodate patients with different physical capabilities and goals