Modern Exercise Prescription for Physiotherapists

Event details

09.00 - 17.00

Bedford,Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK40 2AW

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180, 360

Event details

09.00 - 17.00

London,Praed Street, London W2 1NY

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180, 360



Nick Grantham MSc, CSCS, ASCC, is a performance enhancement specialist. His career spans four Olympic cycles and Nick is a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC). Nick has gained a fantastic reputation within the NHS and Private Healthcare sector for delivering "real life" exercise prescription training, that all therapists attending can immediately apply to their patient caseload. Nick has become recognised as a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes at the most elite levels; including professional sport, Olympic, Commonwealth, European, and World Championship standards. He has worked closely with professional, National Governing Bodies and home institute medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programmes. Nick continues to develop his knowledge of advanced training concepts and evidence based training principles. A sought after ‘expert’ Nick has presented seminars and practical workshops for the Football Association, BASEM, British Olympic Association and UK Strength & Conditioning Association. Nick has successfully transferred his detailed knowledge of training athletes into the public arena for rapid results and has a great ability to make the complex seem obvious and simple, making it easy to apply in your clinics. Nick has recently released his best selling book, The Strength and Conditioning Bible.

Course description

In this 1-day workshop Nick will show you why rehabilitation exercise prescription principles from the 1940’s are no longer acceptable. Rehabilitation exercise selection and prescription are simple concepts that we make more complex than necessary. Nick will show you simple evidence based principles that will allow you to produce effective rehabilitation programmes to meet your client’s needs. The concepts can be easily incorporated into your practice, building upon what you already do well, whilst challenging your existing ideas. Nick will show how expanding your ability to design and implement effective exercise prescriptions can improve compliance and rehabilitation outcomes. Drawing on experience, practical examples based on numerous case studies will offer practice based evidence to consolidate learning during the classroom sessions.

Topics covered during the workshop will include:

  • The Force Velocity Curve - understand how to 'work the curve' to improve rehabilitation outcomes
  • The Repetition Continuum - learn how to manipulate it to bring about specific adaptations
  • Adherence - discover how to ensure your rehab programme actually gets done
  • Exercise Selection - learn through hands on sessions appropriate exercise selection, progression and regression
  • Exercise Prescription - understand how to manipulate key training variables and design evidence based prescriptions that deliver results

Start: 09.00hrs

Finish: 17.00hrs

Part One – Fundamentals

  • Cornerstones of programme design
  • Fundamental training principles

 Part Two - Exercise Prescription

  • Evidence based prescriptions
  • Effective goal setting
  • Manipulating training variables (micro and macro)
  • The Repetition Continuum
  • The Force Velocity Curve
  • Effective sequencing to improve rehabilitation outcomes
  • Programme design checklist

12:30-13:30 - Lunch

Part Three – Adherence

  • Sticky Coaching - simple strategies that ensure that the work gets done
  • Overcoming barriers and challenges
  • Understanding the client

Part Four – Practical

  • An opportunity to practically explore progressions and regressions
  • Upper Body
  • Lower Body
  • Core
  • Novel Interventions (Blood Flow Restriction, Isometrics, Velocity Based Training