Cor-Kinetic Mentorship program 2018


June 15/16/17th

October 13/14/15th

This will be in London (venue tbc)

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Here is a sample from our research lecture.

Why the mentorship?

The Cor-kinetic mentorship program came about because we know that people often want MORE than just a weekend course. In fact weekend courses have been shown to be less effective at changing what people do day to day than longer courses!

We also know that many people don't want the expense and time of going back to university.

We aim (hopefully!) to fill that gap by providing a comprehensive learning experience involving 6 days of live lectures and practical, over 20 hours of online lectures and learning tasks and fully supplied reading material, much of which you can do in your OWN time.

The mentorship program is now in its 8th year and going strong!

For 2018 we are making some changes. Firstly rather than a three weekends we are switching to a two blocks of three days format, so a Friday, Saturday and a Sunday.

We also have some new content. Firstly a basic guide to reading and interpreting research. Secondly a basic introduction into concepts such as motivational interviewing for helping your patients and clients with the process of changing habits and behaviours.

We are able to provide the most up to date evidence, research & innovative and engaging teaching methods. Above all we aim to make learning FUN and this makes knowledge stick.

Whatever your profession or scope of practice if you work with the human body then the Cor-Kinetic mentorship program is for YOU!

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What have previous students said about the course?


"I would highly recommend the Cor-Kinetic mentorship programme.  Ben challenges the biomechanical and biomedical models with current evidence, exploring pain science and the positive effect of movement based therapy.  the programme is well structured allowing time to reflect on learning and its application to practice.

The programme is a great mix of practical sessions, seminars and self directed study. Ben's teaching style ensures a great environment for learning and the effort he has put into delivering online resources to facilitate your learning is exemplary.

The skills I have learnt via the mentorship programme have enabled me to feel more confident when discussing the concept of pain with patients, enhanced my reasoning on a variety clinical presentations and has increased my effectiveness as a practitioner.

Having now completed the mentorship programme, I continue to feel supported in my learning via the added bonus of the Mentorship community that Ben has created.

I would encourage any therapist or fitness professional to enrol on the mentorship programme" Chris Wilson -Physio

"As a Level 4 personal trainer I have a special interest in rehab and pain management. I’d followed Ben’s articles and attended the EMS course prior to enrolling on the Mentorship.

The programme has given me the knowledge and tools to create individual, evidence-based, fun and effective programmes for my clients to take them on a clear pathway from fearful and in pain (if required) to a more robust state of mind and body. Just as importantly the Mentorship has changed how I communicate with my clients. I can now help to reconceptualise my client’s painful experiences which builds confidence and increases adherence to their rehab programme leading to better results and a happy client.

Since attending the Mentorship programme I am a much more effective trainer and am becoming the go-to person in my club for helping with training and injury rehab and pain management among members and colleagues. I highly recommend the Mentorship programme for any trainer wishing to elevate their skills and knowledge above the average fitness professional" Norma Pearson - Personal trainer

"2016 mentorship for me was both enlightening and empowering. One of my favourite voltaire quotes - “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” - is very appropriate here. Be prepared to face the harsh truth of good science by someone truly leading in the field, if you can navigate the cognitive dissonance of unravelling the dogma relevant to you, you can only come out the other side a more rounded professional. There is something extremely endearing about someone talking with such clarity, such simplicity of a subject that is by nature very complicated - pain, movement & humans - I believe his cockney accent helps! 🙂

What has come out the other side of confusion for me is truly exciting, I have started an innovative bio-psycho-social preventative health company underpinned by a very solid evidence base significantly helped by my relationship here with Ben. 

Cor-Kinetic mentorship comes highly recommended for anyone interested in evidence-informed pain, movement & healthcare” Luke R. Davies - Chiropractor

What is the cor-kinetic mentorship program?


This course is so much more than a collection of weekend courses or different levels. The learner will immerse themselves in 3 months of highly relevant material. This will include 3 weekends of live contact time for the practical material.

The mentorship program is a comprehensive educational experience with each component carefully designed so the learner comes away with a thorough appreciation of the research base and practical skill set to implement the material learnt.

The course comprises of a blended learning style encompassing:

      • Online lectures
      • Live practical assessment and exercise sessions
      • Group discussion
      • Live lecture
      • Self directed practical learning tasks
      • Self directed reading


Who is it for?


Everyone! Physio's, Trainers, Osteopaths, Sports therapists & S & C coaches.

One of the things we are told is the strongest point of the mentorship is the integration of different professional backgrounds all learning about new ways to assess, train and if within your professional boundaries treat their patients and clients.

Medical professionals are often lacking in movement and exercise training and those in fitness and training often lack in anatomy, physiology and a basic understanding of injury and pain.

Key points


  • 6 live days of practical. Assessments and exercises and the processes and protocols to tie it all together
  • Mixed group of therapists and trainers/S & C coaches providing unique knowledge bases and perspectives.
  • Fully evidence and science based information.
  • Permanent access to 20+ hours of Online lectures – learn at your convenience & regularly updated. To also include quizzes for 2016
  • Permanent access to all online practical content - Assessments and exercises
  • Access to closed Facebook group for ALL current and previous students with discussion and articles
  • Reviews of key articles
  • Practical tasks to cement learning outside of live meetings
  • Become part of a like minded community


Physios and therapists (manual and sports)


  • Go beyond clinical assessment and the pathology based model learning more about functional, relevant and context driven movement and how to assess and change it
  • Learn the evidence and science base behind movement & pain and how they interact.
  • Provide effective movement and exercise based rehab often the missing component of effective rehabilitation


Trainers and S & C coaches


  • Learn a new model of human movement not dominated by body building or biomechanics.
  • Help your clients move better and feel better. Decrease impact of previous injuries and provide the best opportunity for your clients to minimise future injury.
  • Gain valuable new perspectives on your clients movement ability, how to enhance it and provide effective, varied and fun new functional exercise and performance programs.
    • Stand out from the crowd and provide a service unparalleled in your gym or area. The Cor-Kinetic mentorship program is designed to give you a comprehensive evidence and science based extended learning program.

Here is some of the key learning points from each module.

Your investment is £2000


Module one – Interaction & Action


      • Defining scope of practice in the rehab to performance continuum
      • Learn modern neurological, movement and pain science & research. 4 key papers reviewed and discussed.
      • key research concepts
      • Pain science discussed. The implications for movement and concept of sensitivity not simply tissue damage.
      • Learn how to successfully interact with your clients and patients in a non-physical sense. Addressing fears and worries relating to movement and previous experiences.
      • Motivational interviewing techniques
      • Learn to explain more about how the nervous system works and the implications that this can have for the person standing in front of you.
      • 3D’s model of rehab and performance training.
      • Concept of ‘optimal’ & ‘tolerable’ loading


Module 2 - Hip


      • Review key research articles relating to the hip.
      • Motor skill and upright functional assessment for the hip.
      • Rehab and training exercises and their progressions for the hip.
      • Common hip issues experienced.
      • Case studies

Module 3 Ankle


      • Review key research articles relating to the hip.
      • Motor skill and upright functional assessment for the Foot & ankle.
      • Rehab and training exercises and their progressions for the Foot & ankle.
      • Common Foot & ankle issues experienced.
      • Case studies

 Module 4 - Lumbar, Thoracic & Cervical spine


      • In depth perspective on lower back pain. What matters and what doesn’t
      • Review key research articles relating to the Spine.
      • Motor skill and upright functional assessment for the Spine.
      • Rehab and training exercises and their progressions for the Spine.
      • Common Spine issues.
      • Case studies

Module 5 – Knee & Shoulder


      • Review key research articles relating to the knee & Shoulder
      • Motor skill and upright functional assessment for the Spine.
      • Rehab and training exercises and their progressions for the Spine.
      • Common knee and shoulder issues.
      • Case studies

Module 6 – Bringing it all together


      • Specific case study format for application of learned information to real life examples
      • Program design including key exercises, movements & variables.
      • Evidence based Injury prevention

Final Task


A small final task is used to cement the learning from the mentorship program



How big are the classes?

We limit each one to 15





The Cor-Kinetic mentorship program has been taught to medical and training staff in elite sport including premiership football & rugby.

      •  Physio’s in private practice and NHS.
      •  Sports therapists/rehabbers in private practice, elite sport and the military.
      • S & C coaches in private practice and elite sport
      •  Personal trainers self employed and from health club settings


"I cannot recommend the mentorship with Cor-Kinetic enough, it has been inspirational. Ben challenges current models and practices, he pushes boundaries of understanding and will expand your knowledge base exponentially. A blend of theory and practical sessions provide the learner with the knowledge to change their current practice in line with contemporary research. I now have the tools and methods to assess and screen my clients in a truly functional manner, as well as providing them with functional and progressive rehab exercises. This course is a must for all Therapists looking to stand out from the crowd" 

Karl – Sports therapist


"I work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the Surrey area and regularly look after the top junior 400m runners in the country as well as a host of junior golfers hoping to turn pro. My education prior to the Cor-kinetic Mentorship program was largely through my Sports Science degree and various other mentorship programs in America and Scandinavia. While I have certainly benefited from these mentorships I felt I still lacked an athlete-specific model for assessment and program design.

This is an area I know I have addressed and I am far more confident assessing and conditioning my athletes. Most specifically, the Cor-kinetic Mentorship Program has allowed me to be authentic in my movement preparation, and prehab program design for the individual between their explosive lifting patterns and/or strength complexes. I have realised that you can be so specific to the individual once you understand their movement patterns and the requirements of their sport. The Cor-kinetic Mentorship program has not only changed the direction I saw my self headed in initially it has changed my mindset and allowed me to become a more well rounded Strength and Conditioning Coach.

I think this program works for one very strong reason: Ben and his team are extremely focused on producing and equipping fellow practitioners with a very succinct skill set that they can use day to day during their sessions"

Neal Dinnan S & C Coach.


"I chose to do the mentorship after attending the introduction to functional assessment and training. I have a level 4 qualification in exercise for the management of back pain and felt that the two day course added a whole new dimension to my knowledge, as well as challenging my beliefs about the cause and management of back pain.

6 months on I am a completely different trainer. My knowledge and skill base has increased massively. I feel confident in assessing and working with clients with a wide range of postural, mobility and pain issues. Cor-Kinetic has taught me the importance of treating each client as an individual and never relying on a one-size-fits-all strategy. Most importantly I have been inspired to continue my learning.

Cor-Kinetic is unique as a training provider. While the mentorship is based around a clear and well defined structure, it also has an organic feel, developing and evolving to fit the needs of the students. Our questions and comments were always considered and often led to fascinating side discussions. Ben is also keen to discuss new information as he discovers it, proving that no mater how much you know there is always more to be learnt.

I highly recommend this mentorship to anyone who is serious about getting the most out of this industry"

Sarah Brown. Personal trainer.