Enrolment closing July 29, 2024


Making Sense of Muscle Power

& Applying it to Rehabilitation

Acquire the theory, knowledge and skills you need to power-up your rehabilitation programmes – in a step-by-step format, with support along the way. Strength is important, but being able to express that force quickly is critical for injury avoidance and for performance. Create the specificity in your programmes to optimise rate of force development and explosive force production, for elite performance to falls-prevention.

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Dr Claire Minshull
Rehabilitation & Conditioning Specialist

Plyometrics won’t cut it

I’m guessing you’re a clinician or rehabilitation professional and you have a good understanding of strength training, and you’re aware of the need to also focus on muscle power and rate of force development (RFD).  You likely also suspect there’s more to this than just plyometrics.

Injuries happen quickly.  Through rehabilitation and conditioning there’s a need develop patients’ explosive force production to move quickly and stabilise joints.  There’s also a need to accommodate imposed forces quickly to protect susceptible tissue. 

Whilst RFD has become a popular term within rehabilitation and conditioning, searching for information on RFD and muscle power and how to apply it this to rehabilitation practice can be confusing. 

Making Sense of Muscle Power & Applying it to Rehabilitation

is an online course that does exactly that.  Drawing from the most pertinent research literature, you will learn the theoretical underpinnings of everything that we do and understand the neuromuscular mechanisms of change. Importantly you will also be able to apply this to practice!  You will feel confident and comfortable in training muscle power and RFD, with patients and at the appropriate stages in the rehabilitation process.

What can you expect from this online course?

Why chose this course?

Designed and delivered by Dr Claire Minshull

internationally-respected tutor, author and researcher, you can be assured of the best critical review of the literature and the delivery of the most pertinent aspects that will accelerate your practice.

It’s all online

learn at your own pace and there’s no need to travel


live online coaching sessions with Claire to support your learning.

International (private) group of peers

to discuss and share best practice with.

Manageable and Modular

A course format that compliments a busy life - Separated into manageable modular and lesson chunks, there’s no need to commit hours at a time

Lifetime access

work at your own pace, keep coming back, whatever works for you, but we never close your account.


readings, templates, worksheets to use in clinic and compliment and embed your learning.

Applicable to Multiple Patients

including from the older adult to the conditioned athlete.

CPD Certificate

Post-course test with CPD certificate reward

If you’re not happy, I ALWAYS promise a money back guarantee!

If you don’t feel like you’re well on your way to understanding the most fundamental aspects of RFD and Power and how to apply them to create more effective and progressive rehabilitation programmes, while feeling SO much more confident in doing so, just let me know within 21 days and we’ll fire back your investment.

A detailed breakdown of each module

Still undecided, want to know more about the structure, take a read of exactly what we do.

Module 1

What Is Power?

We start with the fundamentals and definitions.  What is power, when is power important within performance and rehabilitation settings? Is it always important and do we always need to address it?


Module 2

Power vs Rate of Force Development (RFD)

Here we unpack the critical differences between RFD and muscle power. These are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.  We look at the different formulae and the ways in which these two indices of performance are assessed.


Module 3

Components of RFD

Rate of force development is a critical component of muscle power, to understand each, we need to understand the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal contributions to each index. Here we unpack the neural and muscular determinants of RFD and start to understand which has the greatest relative influence on explosive force production at different positions on the force-time curve – this is important as we develop exercise interventions. We also go through the force-velocity relationship and what this mans for training.


Module 4

Exercise Design for Development
of RFD & Power

Now that we’ve got an appreciation of what’s going on physiologically, we can start to address the critical components to RFD and power training interventions. We consider the specificity of exercise, and how we’d progress a patient/client through this type of conditioning. Important factors include strength, baseline performance, rehabilitation stage, patient journey and goals.


Module 5

Exercise Design for Patient Function & Performance

Considering two specific patient populations – the older adult with knee OA and the ACL-injured athlete, we delve into the hierarchy of importance – how to establish what’s most important and in which stage of rehab.  And for most ambitious, we look at potentiation and potentiation complexes; a very important tool to help with explosive force production.


Module 6

Assessing Power - In The Clinic

So, you’ve become experts in explosive force production training. But can you assess it? This is very tricky in settings with very limited equipment – but not totally impossible. Here we look at test set-up, methodology and pragmatic design so that we can evaluate change in explosive force production with minimal kit.


Here’s what you’re getting if you enrol:

Making Sense of Muscle Power

& Applying it to Rehabilitation


£ 0

Bonus 1

Module: Assessing Strength & Monitoring Progress


£ 0

Bonus 2

4 x Live (& recorded) Group Coaching Calls with Dr Claire Minshull


£ 0

Lifetime Access!

When you add it all up, that's a total of over £1000
But when you enrol, you’ll get access to everything for just £325

Payment Option 1

4 monthly payments of


Billed once per month, 4 times

Payment Option 2

One off payment of


Still undecided?

What people asked before signing up for Making Sense of Muscle Power & Applying it to Rehabilitation

1. How is this different to your other online course Strength & Conditioning For Therapists? This course assumes that you already have a good foundational knowledge of strength and, strength and conditioning principles, like specificity, overload, progression, periodisation etc. If you don’t have this yet, then we’d recommend that you study the Strength & Conditioning For Therapists course first so that you can get the most out of this current course on power and RFD. See here for details on the next enrolment to the Strength & Conditioning For Therapists course.

2. An online format is really convenient to study from home, though I really like the group discussion and interaction of an in-person course. Absolutely, I think it’s really important too and it’s an element that’s often overlooked in many online courses. That’s why we’ve created a private Facebook group exclusively for course members. This area is for you to interact with the other people justice you who are taking the course. Posing questions, answers, comments, experiences, successes are welcomed and actively encouraged. Furthermore, the live group coaching calls with me and others form the course will offer another opportunity for interaction.

3. I’m interested in this course and topic, however, I don’t have access to lots of gym equipment, will I still benefit from this course? In short, yes.  Whilst it is true, we do need to resistance to challenge the neuromuscular system to adapt, with power & RFD training we can manipulate other variables to hone specificity to train explosive force production, which doesn’t rely so much on heavy resistance.

4. I want to do the course, but I can’t afford the full price right now. No problems, that’s why we created the payment plan. A simple, affordable plan of 4 monthly payments.

Payment Option 1 – 4 Payments of £87

Billed once per month, 4 times

Payment Option 2 – 1 Payment of £325

5. Still have questions? Ask Angela!  Get in touch. Angela is Chief Organiser at Get Back To Sport, drop her a line to Angela@getbacktosport.com with any questions and we’ll get right back to you.  There isn’t much that she doesn’t know, and if she can’t help you, I can.

And don’t forget, this is the only time that the course will be this price


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